On This Day

What Happened on June 17, 2020

Historical Events

  • Actor Danny Masterson charged with raping three women
  • First major breakthrough in treating COVID-19 using steroid dexamethasone announced by Oxford University
  • Former police officer who shot Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta charged with his murder and aggravated assault

Famous Deaths

  • Bill Groman, American football wide receiver (All-AFL 1960; AFL C'ship 1960, 61, 64, 65; Houston Oilers, Denver Broncos, Buffalo Bills), dies at 83
  • György Kárpáti, Hungarian water polo player (Olympic gold 1952, 56, 64), dies at 84
  • Jerry Sturm, American football tackle (AFL All-Star 1964, 66; Denver Broncos, NO Saints), dies from dementia at 83
  • Paulinho Paiakan, Brazilian indigenous chief (led Kayapó people against Belo Monte dam), dies of COVID-19 at about 65
  • Robert Buchanan, British archaeologist and founder of Bath University, dies at 90
  • Willie Thorne, English snooker player (1985 Classic), dies of leukaemia at 66
2020 Highlights

About June 17, 2020

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 2 years and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Gemini

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Rockstar - DaBaby Featuring Roddy Ricch
  • UK #1 Song: Rockstar - Dababy Ft. Roddy Ricch