What Happened on June 4, 2020

Historical Events

Historic Event

Memorial for George Floyd led by Rev. Al Sharpton, killed in police custody, in Minneapolis, as 10th night of protests at his death held around the country

  • State of Emergency declared after 20,000 tonnes of diesel oil spills near Russian city of Norilsk, Siberia within the Arctic Circle
  • Thousands ignore a recent ban and mark the anniversary of Tiananmen Square Massacre in Hong Kong
  • UN report criticizing human rights violations in the Philippines, including deaths of 8,000 during its war on drugs, a day after county's House of Representatives passed new anti-terrorism law

Famous Deaths

  • Basu Chatterjee, Indian film director (Rajanigandha, Chhoti Si Baat), dies at 94
  • Marcello Abbado, Italian pianist, composer, conductor, and teacher, dies at 93
  • Pete Rademacher, American boxer (Olympic gold +81kg 1956; first challenger for world heavyweight title in first pro bout; lost), dies at 91
  • Steve Priest, English rock bassist and vocalist (Sweet - "Ballroom Blitz"), dies at 72
2020 Highlights

About June 4, 2020

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 2 years and 4 months
Leap Year: Yes

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

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