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Monday August 31, 2020

August 31: Day of the Week

August 31, 2020 was the 244th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 122 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.

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

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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

Virgo 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 31 Historical Event(s)

  • 1056
    After a sudden illness a few days previous, Byzantine Empress Theodora dies without children to succeed the throne, thus ending the Macedonian dynasty.
  • 1945
    The Liberal Party of Australia is founded by Robert Menzies.
  • 1949
    The retreat of the Democratic Army of Greece in Albania after its defeat on Gramos mountain marks the end of the Greek Civil War.
  • 1958
    A parcel bomb sent by Ngo Dinh Nhu, younger brother and chief adviser of South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem, fails to kill King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia.
  • 1980
    After two weeks of nationwide strikes, the Polish government was forced to sign the Gdańsk Agreement, allowing for the creation of the trade union Solidarity.
  • 1982
    Anti-government demonstrations are held in 66 Polish cities to commemorate the second anniversary of the Gdańsk Agreement.
  • 1986
    Aeroméxico Flight 498 collides with a Piper PA-28 over Cerritos, California, killing 67 in the air and 15 on the ground.
  • 1986
    The Soviet passenger liner Ship sinks in the Black Sea after colliding with the bulk carrier Pyotr Vasev, killing 423.
  • 1991
    Kyrgyzstan declares its independence from the Soviet Union.
  • 2006
    Stolen on August 22, 2004, Edvard Munch’s famous painting The Scream is recovered in a raid by Norwegian police.

Who were born on August 31?

  • 1652
    Ferdinand Charles, Duke of Mantua and Montferrat (d. 1708)
  • 1907
    William Shawn, American editor (d. 1992)
  • 1918
    Alan Jay Lerner, American lyricist (d. 1986)
  • 1945
    Van Morrison, Northern Irish singer-songwriter
  • 1956
    Maria Balazova, Slovak painter
  • 1957
    Gina Schock, American drummer (The Go-Go’s)
  • 1957
    Glenn Tilbrook, English singer and guitarist (Squeeze)
  • 1958
    Serge Blanco, French rugby union footballer
  • 1970
    Deborah Gibson, American singer
  • 1976
    Roque Júnior, Brazilian footballer

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