On This Day

What Happened on June 22, 2020

Historical Events

  • Brazil becomes second country to pass 50,000 deaths (officially) with states of Amazonas, Pará, Ceará, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro most effected.
  • Japanese supercomputer Fugaku in Kobe by Riken institute wins world contest to be the fastest
  • New York City, once the epicentre of the pandemic in America, begins stage 2 of re-opening, allowing outdoor dinning and some in-store shopping
  • US government data shows African Americans four times more likely than whites to be hospitalized for coronavirus COVID-19 highlighting racial disparities for the pandemic

Famous Deaths

  • Carlos Luis Morales, Ecuadorian soccer goalkeeper (40 caps; Independiente, Palestino, ESPOLI), dies from cardiocirculatory arrest at 55
  • Dick Buerkle, American athlete (WR 1 mile indoor 3:54.93 1978), dies at 72
  • Joel Schumacher, American film director (Lost Boys, Batman), dies at 80
  • Phil Krueger, American football quarterback (Southeast Missouri State), college coach (Fresno State, Utah State) and NFL executive (GM TB Buccaneers), dies at 90
  • Pierino Prati, Italian soccer forward (14 caps; 3 goals in European Cup Final 1969, AC Milan; Roma, Savona), dies from cancer at 73
2020 Highlights

About June 22, 2020

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Cancer