On This Day

What Happened on June 2, 2020

Historical Events

  • Brazilian death toll passes 30,000 from coronavirus COVID-19 at 31,199 with 555,383 number of cases confirmed, 2nd only to the US
  • New outbreak of Ebola has killed five people in city of Mbandaka, Democratic Republic of Congo
  • UK death toll from coronavirus COVID-19 passes 50,000 (50,032) according to its Office of National Statistics

Event of interestEvent of Interest

UN human rights chief, Michelle Bachelet says pandemic exposing "endemic inequalities" around the world, cites death of George Floyd and higher death toll for ethnic minorities

President of Chile Michelle Bachelet
President of Chile
Michelle Bachelet
Victim of Police Brutality George Floyd
Victim of Police Brutality
George Floyd

Famous Deaths

  • Arrogate, American thoroughbred racehorse (Breeders' Cup Classic, World's Best Racehorse 2016; Pegasus World Cup, Dubai World Cup 2017), dies at 7
  • Carlo Ubbiali, Italian motorcycle racer (World Champion 125cc 1951, 55, 56, 58-60; 250cc 1956, 59, 60), dies of respiratory failure at 90
  • John Cuneo, Australian sailor (Olympic gold dragon class 1972), dies at 91
  • Wes Unseld, American Basketball Hall of Fame center and coach (NBA C'ship, Finals MVP 1978; NBA MVP 1969; 5 x NBA All-Star; Washington Bullets), dies from pneumonia at 74
2020 Highlights

About June 2, 2020

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 1 month and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Gemini