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Friday August 20, 2021

August 20: Day of the Week

August 20, 2021 is the 232nd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 133 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.

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Here’s the August calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Leo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Peridot is the modern birthstone for this month. Diamond is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

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August 20 Historical Event(s)

  • 20
    Agrippa Postumus, adoptive-son of the late Roman Emperor Augustus, is executed by his guards while in exile under mysterious circumstances
  • 1083
    Canonization of the first King of Hungary, Saint Stephen and his son Saint Emeric.
  • 1391
    Konrad von Wallenrode becomes the 24th Hochmeister of the Teutonic Order.
  • 1882
    Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture debuts in Moscow.
  • 1914
    World War I: German forces occupy Brussels.
  • 1940
    British Prime Minister Winston Churchill makes the fourth of his famous wartime speeches, containing the line “Never was so much owed by so many to so few”.
  • 1955
    In Morocco, a force of Berbers from the Atlas Mountains region of Algeria raid two rural settlements and kill 77 French nationals.
  • 1991
    Estonia, annexed by the Soviet Union in 1940, issues a decision on the re-establishment of independence on the basis of historical continuity of her pre-World War II statehood.
  • 1997
    Souhane massacre in Algeria; over 60 people are killed and 15 kidnapped.
  • 1998
    The Supreme Court of Canada rules that Quebec cannot legally secede from Canada without the federal government’s approval.

Who were born on August 20?

  • 1517
    Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle, French church leader (d. 1586)
  • 1890
    H. P. Lovecraft, American writer (d. 1937)
  • 1905
    Jack Teagarden, American musician (d. 1964)
  • 1923
    Jim Reeves, US country music singer (d. 1964)
  • 1941
    Dave Brock, British musician and founder of Hawkwind
  • 1941
    Jo Ramirez, Mexican motor racing team manager and author
  • 1946
    Connie Chung, American journalist
  • 1967
    Terri Poch, American yogini and professional wrestler
  • 1979
    Haha, South Korean entertainer
  • 1990
    Ranomi Kromowidjojo, Dutch swimmer

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