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


Person of interestAshley Cooper

Ashley Cooper, Australian tennis player (Australian C'ships 1957-58, Wimbledon, US C'ships 1958), dies at 83

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Ashley Cooper
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Ashley Cooper
  • 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 year and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Gemini