On This Day

What Happened on May 22, 2020

Historical Events

  • China unveils new national security legislation against Hong Kong at its annual legislative session
  • Pakistan International Airlines flight crashes near Jinnah International Airport in Karachi killing 97 with just two survivors

Famous Deaths

  • Ashley Cooper, Australian tennis player (Australian C'ships 1957-58, Wimbledon, US C'ships 1958), dies at 83
  • Jerry Sloan, American Basketball Hall of Fame coach (Utah Jazz 1988-2011) and shooting guard (NBA All-Star 1967, 69; Chicago Bulls), dies from Parkinson's disease and Lewy body dementia at 78
  • Luigi Simoni, Italian soccer midfielder (Napoli, Torino, Juventus, Brescia, Genoa) and manager (UEFA Cup 1998, Inter; Genoa, Torino, Napoli), dies from effects of a stroke at 81
  • Mory Kanté, Guinean singer and kora harp player (Yé ké yé ké), dies at 70
2020 Highlights

About May 22, 2020

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 1 month and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Gemini