On This Day

What Happened on May 6, 2020

Historical Events

  • At least 90,000 healthcare workers worldwide infected by COVID-19, more than 260 nurses have died according to International Council of Nurses
  • Former intelligence chief Mustafa al-Kadhimi sworn in as new Iraqi Prime Minister, 3rd to be nominated in six months
  • Irish organization repays a 170 year old favor, raising over $2 million (to date) for US Navajo Nation and Hopi Reservation badly affected by COVID-19. In 1840s Choctaw Nation sent $170 to aid Irish potato famine.

COVID-19

UK becomes the first European country to report over 30,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19


Famous Deaths

  • Brian Howe, British rock singer (Bad Company, 1986-93 - "This Love"; "Holy Water"), dies of a heart attack at 66
  • Steve Blackmore, Welsh rugby union prop (4 caps; Cardiff RFC), dies from a brain tumour at 58
2020 Highlights

About May 6, 2020

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 2 years, 1 month and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: The Scotts - THE SCOTTS, Travis Scott & Kid Cudi
  • UK #1 Song: Times Like These - BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge Allstars