On This Day

What Happened on May 24, 2020

Historical Events

Historic Event

British PM Boris Johnson refuses to sack his senior aide Dominic Cummings, after it is revealed he broke the country's lockdown rules to drive across the country

  • Millions of cicadas in a once in 17-year event about to emerge from the earth in the US south posing crop danger and noise issues, according to scientists from Virginia Tech
  • The New York Times prints front page with nearly 1,000 names of people who have died from COVID-19, as the US toll nears 100,000

Famous Deaths

  • Al Rex [Piccirilli], American rock upright bass player (Bill Haley & His Comets - "Rock Around The Clock"), dies at 91
  • [Wilbur James] Jimmy Cobb, American jazz drummer (Miles Davis' First Great Sextet), dies of lung cancer at 91
2020 Highlights

About May 24, 2020

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 2 years, 1 month and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

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