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Thursday August 20, 2020

August 20: Day of the Week

August 20, 2020 was the 233rd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 133 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.

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

August 2020
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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)

  • 1000
    The foundation of the Hungarian state by Saint Stephen. Today celebrated as a National Day in Hungary.
  • 1710
    War of the Spanish Succession: a multinational army led by the Austrian commander Guido Starhemberg defeats the Spanish-Bourbon army commanded by the Marquis de Bay in the Battle of Saragossa.
  • 1938
    Lou Gehrig hits his 23rd career grand slam – a record that still stands.
  • 1944
    World War II: 168 captured allied airmen, including Phil Lamason, accused by the Gestapo of being “terror fliers”, arrive at Buchenwald concentration camp.
  • 1975
    Viking Program: NASA launches the Viking 1 planetary probe toward Mars.
  • 1988
    “Black Saturday” of the Yellowstone fire in Yellowstone National Park
  • 1988
    Iran–Iraq War: a cease-fire is agreed after almost eight years of war.
  • 1988
    Peru becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
  • 1989
    The O-Bahn in Adelaide, the world’s longest guided busway, opens.
  • 1997
    Souhane massacre in Algeria; over 60 people are killed and 15 kidnapped.

Who were born on August 20?

  • 1905
    Jean Gebser, German-born author, linguist, and poet (d. 1973)
  • 1908
    Al Lopez, American baseball player and manager (d. 2005)
  • 1926
    Nobby Wirkowski, American and Canadian football player and coach
  • 1929
    Kevin Heffernan, Gaelic footballer
  • 1942
    Isaac Hayes, American singer, songwriter, and actor (d. 2008)
  • 1944
    Graig Nettles, American baseball player
  • 1952
    John Emburey, English cricketer
  • 1966
    David Rees Snell, American actor (The Shield)
  • 1968
    Yuri Shiratori, Japanese voice actress and singer
  • 1974
    Maxim Vengerov, Russian violinist

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