On This Day

What Happened on May 25, 2020

Historical Events


MurderMurder of Interest

Video of African American George Floyd's arrest and murder while restrained in Minneapolis police custody shows he was pinned to the ground by police officer Derek Chauvin's knee for 8 minutes and 46 seconds, ignites widespread condemnation and nationwide protests

Victim of Police Brutality George Floyd
Victim of Police Brutality
George Floyd

Famous Deaths

  • Balbir Singh Snr., Indian field hockey centre forward (Olympic gold 1948, 52, 56) and coach (World Cup gold 1975), dies at 96

MurderGeorge Floyd

George Floyd, African American bouncer, murdered at 46 while restrained in police custody by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin who placed his knee on Floyd's neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds causing mechanical asphyxia

Victim of Police Brutality George Floyd
Victim of Police Brutality
George Floyd
  • Marcelino Campanal, Spanish soccer defender (11 caps; Real Avilés CF, Sevilla FC, Deportivo de La Coruña), dies at 88
  • Marvin Luster, American CFL Hall of Fame defensive back (6 x CFL All Star; Toronto Argonauts, Montreal Alouettes), dies at 82
2020 Highlights

About May 25, 2020

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 10 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Memorial Day (United States), Spring Bank Holiday (United Kingdom)

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Gemini