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Sunday August 20, 2023

August 20: Day of the Week

August 20, 2023 is the 232nd day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 133 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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

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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)

  • 636
    Battle of Yarmouk: Arab forces led by Khalid ibn al-Walid take control of Syria and Palestine away from the Byzantine Empire, marking the first great wave of Muslim conquests and the rapid advance of Islam outside Arabia.
  • 1000
    The foundation of the Hungarian state by Saint Stephen. Today celebrated as a National Day in Hungary.
  • 1308
    Pope Clement V pardons Jacques de Molay, the last Grand Master of the Knights Templar, absolving him of charges of heresy.
  • 1910
    The Great Fire of 1910 (also commonly referred to as the Big Blowup or the Big Burn) occurred in northeast Washington, northern Idaho (the panhandle), and western Montana, burning approximately 3 e6acre.
  • 1938
    Lou Gehrig hits his 23rd career grand slam – a record that still stands.
  • 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”.
  • 1944
    World War II: 168 captured allied airmen, including Phil Lamason, accused by the Gestapo of being “terror fliers”, arrive at Buchenwald concentration camp.
  • 1944
    World War II: the Battle of Romania begins with a major Soviet offensive.
  • 1988
    Iran–Iraq War: a cease-fire is agreed after almost eight years of war.
  • 1989
    The pleasure boat Marchioness sinks on the River Thames following a collision, 51 people are killed.

Who were born on August 20?

  • 1625
    Thomas Corneille, French dramatist (d. 1709)
  • 1845
    St. Albert Chmielowski, Polish Catholic Saint (d. 1916)
  • 1930
    Mario Bernardi, Canadian conductor
  • 1941
    Robin Oakley, British journalist
  • 1954
    Quinn Buckner, American basketball player and coach
  • 1957
    Finlay Calder, Scottish rugby player
  • 1962
    James Marsters, American actor
  • 1969
    Billy Gardell, American actor and comedian
  • 1972
    Chaney Kley, American actor (d. 2007)
  • 1974
    Maxim Vengerov, Russian violinist

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