On This Day

What Happened on June 21, 2020

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Kurt Cobain's guitar during Nirvana's MTV Unplugged show sells for a record $6 million

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  • New archaeological discovery announced near Stonehenge of a large circle of shafts surrounding a village 2500 BC, largest prehistoric structure in Britain
  • Saudi Arabia bans international visitors from making the Islamic Hajj pilgrimage in 2020 due to COVID-19
  • WHO records a new record number of new daily cases of COVID-19 - 183,020, with 116,000 coming from North and South America

Famous Deaths

  • Ahmed Radhi, Iraqi soccer striker (121 caps; 62 goals; Al-Rasheed; Asian Footballer of the Year 1988), dies of COVID-19 at 56
  • Dennis Young, New Zealand rugby union hooker (22 caps; Canterbury 139 games), dies from cancer at 90
2020 Highlights

About June 21, 2020

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 8 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Cancer