August 20

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20 August Events - World Wide

On the Gregorian calendar, August 20th holds the distinction of being the 232nd day of the year. This count increases to 233 days in leap years. As this date unfolds, there are 133 days left before the year draws to a close. This day serves as a reminder of the passage of time and the ongoing journey through the annual calendar. It prompts reflection on the accomplishments, experiences, and moments that have already filled the preceding months, while also inviting anticipation for the adventures, opportunities, and challenges that lie ahead in the remaining days of the year. Whether it’s a leap year or not, August 20th serves as a unique point in time, urging individuals to make the most of each day and to cherish the continuous progression of life’s journey through the annual cycle.

August 20

Events List - World Wide

Pre-1600

  • AD 14 – Agrippa Postumus, the maternal grandson of the late Roman emperor Augustus, met a mysterious end when he was executed by his guards while in exile.
  • 636 – The Battle of Yarmouk unfolded, with Arab forces under Khalid ibn al-Walid seizing control of the Levant from the Byzantine Empire. This marked a pivotal moment in the expansion of Islam beyond Arabia.
  • 917 – The Battle of Acheloos saw Tsar Simeon I of Bulgaria achieving a decisive victory over a Byzantine army.
  • 1083 – Saint Stephen, the first King of Hungary, and his son Saint Emeric were canonized, and commemorated as a National Day in Hungary.
  • 1191 – Richard I of England initiated the Massacre at Ayyadieh, resulting in the death of around 2,600–3,000 Muslim hostages.
  • 1308 – Pope Clement V pardoned Jacques de Molay, the last Grand Master of the Knights Templar, absolving him of charges of heresy.
  • 1391 – Konrad von Wallenrode assumed the position of the 24th Grand Master of the Teutonic Order.
  • 1467 – The Second Battle of Olmedo took place as part of a succession conflict between Henry IV of Castile and his half-brother Alfonso, Prince of Asturias.
  • 1519 – Philosopher and general Wang Yangming emerged victorious against Zhu Chenhao, quelling the Prince of Ning’s rebellion against the rule of the Ming dynasty’s Zhengde Emperor.

1601–1900

  • 1648 – The Battle of Lens marked the final significant military clash of the Thirty Years’ War. Its impact resonated later in the signing of the Peace of Westphalia in October of the same year.
  • – 1672 – In a tragic turn of events, former Grand Pensionary Johan de Witt and his brother Cornelis were lynched by a mob in The Hague.
  •  1707 – The first Siege of Pensacola came to a conclusion as British attempts to capture Pensacola, Florida, ended in failure.
  • 1710 – The Battle of Saragossa took place during the War of the Spanish Succession, with a multinational army led by Austrian commander Guido Starhemberg emerging victorious against the Spanish-Bourbon forces commanded by Alexandre Maître, Marquis de Bay.
  • 1775 – The establishment of the Presidio San Augustin del Tucson by the Spanish laid the foundation for the town now known as Tucson, Arizona.
  •  1794 – The Battle of Fallen Timbers witnessed United States troops forcing a confederacy of various indigenous warrior groups into a disorganized retreat during the Northwest Indian War.
  • 1852 – Tragedy struck as the steamboat Atlantic sank on Lake Erie following a collision, resulting in the loss of at least 150 lives.
  • 1858 – A groundbreaking moment occurred as Charles Darwin first published his theory of evolution through natural selection in The Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London, sharing this theory alongside Alfred Russel Wallace.
  • 1864 – The Kinmon incident during the Bakumatsu period saw the Chōshū Domain’s attempt to remove the Satsuma and Aizu Domains from Japan’s imperial court.
  • 1866 – President Andrew Johnson officially declared the American Civil War concluded, marking a significant moment in American history.
  • 1882 – Tchaikovsky’s iconic 1812 Overture made its debut in Moscow, Russia, captivating audiences with its grandeur.

1901–present

  • 1905 – In Tokyo, Japan, Sun Yat-sen, Song Jiaoren, and others established the Tongmenghui, a Republican and anti-Qing revolutionary organization.
  • 1910 – Extreme fire weather in the Inland Northwest of the United States led to the Great Fire of 1910, a confluence of many small wildfires that burned around 3 million acres and resulted in the loss of 87 lives.
  • 1914 – During World War I, Brussels fell to German forces as part of the invasion of Belgium.
  • 1920 – Detroit saw the commencement of the first commercial radio station, 8MK (now WWJ), initiating a new era in communication.
  • 1920 – The American Professional Football Conference was organized in Canton, Ohio, laying the foundation for the establishment of the National Football League (NFL).
  • 1926 – Japan’s public broadcasting company, Nippon Hōsō Kyōkai (NHK), was founded, heralding a new era in media.
  • 1938 – Lou Gehrig, a baseball legend, hit his 23rd career grand slam, setting a record that would stand for 75 years until Alex Rodriguez surpassed it.
  • 1940 – In Mexico City, Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky, in exile, was mortally wounded by an ice axe wielded by Ramón Mercader, succumbing to his injuries the following day.
  • 1940 – British Prime Minister Winston Churchill delivered his fourth famous wartime speech, containing the immortal line “Never was so much owed by so many to so few.”
  • 1940 – The Eighth Route Army launched the Hundred Regiments Offensive during World War II, a campaign aimed at disrupting Japanese war infrastructure in northern China.
  • 1944 – During World War II, 168 allied airmen arrived at Buchenwald concentration camp after being accused by the Gestapo of being “terror fliers.”
  • 1944 – The Battle of Romania began as a major Soviet Union offensive during World War II.
  • 1948 – The United States expelled Soviet Consul General Jacob M. Lomakin in response to the Kasenkina Case.
  • 1949 – Hungary adopted the Hungarian Constitution of 1949 and declared itself a People’s Republic.
  • 1955 – The Battle of Philippeville in Morocco resulted in the deaths of 77 French nationals due to raids by Berbers from Algeria’s Atlas Mountains region.
  • 1960 – Senegal asserted its independence by breaking away from the Mali Federation.
  • 1962 – The NS Savannah, the world’s first nuclear-powered civilian ship, embarked on its maiden voyage, a remarkable milestone in maritime history.
  • 1968 – Cold War tensions escalated as Warsaw Pact troops invaded Czechoslovakia, extinguishing the Prague Spring movement.
  • 1975 – NASA launched the Viking 1 planetary probe on a mission to explore Mars, marking a significant step in space exploration.
  • 1977 – NASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft was launched, heralding a new era of interplanetary exploration.
  • 1986 – In Edmond, Oklahoma, U.S. Postal employee Patrick Sherrill carried out a mass shooting, claiming the lives of 14 co-workers before taking his own life.
  • 1988 – The Yellowstone fire, a devastating event, earned the name “Black Saturday” due to its destructive impact on Yellowstone National Park.
  • 1988 – The Iran–Iraq War came to an end with a ceasefire after nearly eight years of conflict.
  • 1988 – The Troubles in Northern Ireland saw a tragic incident as an IRA roadside bomb struck a bus in Ballygawley, killing eight British soldiers and wounding 28.
  • 1989 – A collision on the River Thames led to the sinking of the pleasure boat Marchioness, resulting in the loss of 51 lives.
  • 1991 – During the August Coup and the dissolution of the Soviet Union, over 100,000 people protested outside the Soviet Union’s parliament building against an attempted coup to depose President Mikhail Gorbachev.
  • 1991 – Estonia took a significant step towards independence by issuing a decision on the re-establishment of its independence based on the continuity of its pre-occupation statehood.
  • 1992 – In India, the Meitei language (officially known as Manipuri language) was included in the scheduled languages’ list, becoming one of the official languages of the Indian Government.
  • 1993 – Following secret negotiations in Norway, the Oslo Accords were signed, marking a pivotal moment in the Israeli–Palestinian peace process.
  • 1995 – The Firo zabad rail disaster in India claimed the lives of 358 people, highlighting the importance of railway safety.
  • 1997 – Algeria witnessed the Souhane massacre, where over 60 people were killed and 15 kidnapped.
  • 1998 – The Supreme Court of Canada ruled that Quebec could not legally secede from Canada without federal government approval, clarifying constitutional matters.
  • 1998 – U.S. embassy bombings: In retaliation for the August 7 bombings of American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, the United States launched cruise missile attacks against alleged al-Qaeda camps in Afghanistan and a suspected chemical weapons plant in Sudan.
  • 2002 – Iraqi dissidents opposed to Saddam Hussein took control of the Iraqi embassy in Berlin for several hours before surrendering.
  • 2006 – In Tellippalai, Sri Lanka, Sri Lankan Tamil politician and former MP S. Sivamaharajah was shot dead at his home.
  • 2007 – China Airlines Flight 120 caught fire and exploded after landing at Naha Airport in Okinawa, Japan.
  • 2008 – Tragedy struck as Spanair Flight 5022 skidded off the runway and crashed at Barajas Airport in Madrid, Spain, leading to the immediate loss of 146 lives.
  • 2012 – A prison riot in Caracas, Venezuela, resulted in the deaths of at least 20 people.
  • 2014 – Japan’s Hiroshima Prefecture experienced a series of landslides caused by heavy rain, claiming the lives of 72 individuals.
  • 2016 – A suicide bomber detonated himself at a Kurdish wedding party in Gaziantep, Turkey, resulting in the deaths of 54 people.
  • 2020 – Joe Biden virtually delivered his acceptance speech for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination at the 2020 Democratic National Convention, adapting to the changing times.

Births List - World Wide

Pre-1600

  • 1377 – Shahrukh Mirza: Ruler of Persia and Transoxiania, he played a significant role in the history of these regions. (d. 1447)
  • 1517 – Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle: A French cardinal and art collector, he left a lasting impact on both religious and cultural spheres. (d. 1586)
  • 1561 – Jacopo Peri: An Italian singer and composer, he is renowned for his contributions to early opera music. (d. 1633)

1601–1900

  • 1625 – Thomas Corneille: A French playwright and philologist known for his contributions to the literary and linguistic world. (d. 1709)
  • 1632 – Louis Bourdaloue: A French preacher and academic renowned for his eloquence and influence. (d. 1704)
  • 1659 – Henry Every: An English pirate whose exploits left a mark on the history of piracy. (d. 1696)
  • 1710 – Thomas Simpson: An English mathematician and academic celebrated for his mathematical achievements. (d. 1761)
  • 1719 – Christian Mayer: A Czech astronomer and educator who contributed to the field of astronomy. (d. 1783)
  • 1720 – Bernard de Bury: A French harpsichord player and composer who left a musical legacy. (d. 1785)
  • 1778 – Bernardo O’Higgins: A Chilean general and politician who played a key role in Chilean history. (d. 1842)
  • 1779 – Jöns Jacob Berzelius: A Swedish chemist and academic who significantly contributed to chemistry. (d. 1848)
  • 1789 – Abbas Mirza: The Qajar crown prince of Persia, notable for his impact on Persian history. (d. 1833)
  • 1799 – James Prinsep: An English orientalist and scholar who made important contributions to various fields. (d. 1840)
  • 1833 – Benjamin Harrison: An American general, lawyer, and politician who became the 23rd President of the United States. (d. 1901)
  • 1845 – Albert Chmielowski: A Polish saint who founded the Albertine Brothers. (d. 1916)
  • 1847 – Andrew Greenwood: An English cricketer who made his mark in the world of sports. (d. 1889)
  • 1847 – Bolesław Prus: A Polish journalist and author whose works are still celebrated today. (d. 1912)
  • 1856 – Jakub Bart-Ćišinski: A German poet and playwright who contributed to literature. (d. 1909)
  • 1860 – Raymond Poincaré: A French lawyer and politician who became the 10th President of France. (d. 1934)
  • 1865 – Bernard Tancred: A South African cricketer and lawyer remembered for his contributions. (d. 1911)
  • 1868 – Ellen Roosevelt: An American tennis player who left her mark in the world of sports. (d. 1954)
  • 1873 – Eliel Saarinen: A Finnish architect and academic known for his architectural contributions. (d. 1950)
  • 1881 – Edgar Guest: An English-American poet and author celebrated for his literary works. (d. 1959)
  • 1881 – Aleksander Hellat: An Estonian politician who contributed to his country’s governance. (d. 1943)
  • 1884 – Rudolf Bultmann: A German Lutheran theologian and professor who impacted religious thought. (d. 1976)
  • 1885 – Dino Campana: An Italian poet and author known for his literary contributions. (d. 1932)
  • 1886 – Paul Tillich: A German-American philosopher and theologian whose work influenced thought. (d. 1965)
  • 1887 – Phan Khôi: A Vietnamese journalist and scholar celebrated for his intellectual contributions. (d. 1959)
  • 1888 – Tôn Đức Thắng: A Vietnamese politician who became the 2nd President of Vietnam. (d. 1980)
  • 1890 – H. P. Lovecraft: An American writer known for his influential works in the horror genre. (d. 1937)
  • 1896 – Gostha Pal: An Indian footballer who made his mark in the world of sports. (d. 1976)
  • 1897 – Tarjei Vesaas: A Norwegian author and poet whose literary contributions are celebrated. (d. 1970)
  • 1898 – Vilhelm Moberg: A Swedish historian, journalist, author, and playwright known for his works. (d. 1973)

1901–present

  • 1901:

    1. Salvatore Quasimodo: Italian novelist and poet, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1968)

    1905:

    2. Jean Gebser: German linguist, poet, and philosopher (d. 1973)

    3. Mikio Naruse: Japanese director and screenwriter (d. 1969)

    4. Jack Teagarden: American singer-songwriter and trombonist (d. 1964)

    1906:

    5. Vidrik Rootare: Estonian chess player (d. 1981)

    1908:

    6. Al López: American baseball player and manager (d. 2005)

    1909:

    7. André Morell: English actor (d. 1978)

    8. Alby Roberts: New Zealand cricketer and rugby player (d. 1978)

    1910:

    9. Eero Saarinen: Finnish-American architect and furniture designer, designed the Gateway Arch (d. 1961)

    1912:

    10. John H. Michaelis: American general (d. 1985)

    1913:

    11. Roger Wolcott Sperry: American neuropsychologist and neurobiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1994)

    1915:

    12. Ivo Rojnica: Croatian-Argentine war crimes suspect, businessman, diplomat, and intelligence agent (d. 2007)

    1916:

    13. Paul Felix Schmidt: Estonian–German chess player and chemist (d. 1984)

    1917:

    14. Terry Sanford: 65th Governor of North Carolina (d. 1998)

    1918:

    15. Jacqueline Susann: American actress and author (d. 1974)

    1919:

    16. Walter Bernstein: American screenwriter and producer (d. 2021)

    17. Adamantios Androutsopoulos: Greek lawyer, educator, and politician, Prime Minister of Greece (d. 2000)

    1921:

    18. Keith Froome: Australian rugby league player (d. 1978)

    19. Jack Wilson: Australian cricketer (d. 1985)

    1923:

    20. Jim Reeves: American singer-songwriter (d. 1964)

    1924:

    21. George Zuverink: American baseball player (d. 2014)

    1926:

    22. Frank Rosolino: American jazz trombonist (d. 1978)

    23. Nobby Wirkowski: American-Canadian football player and coach (d. 2014)

    1927:

    24. John Boardman: English archaeologist and historian

    25. Yootha Joyce: English actress (d. 1980)

    26. Fred Kavli: Norwegian-American businessman and philanthropist, founded The Kavli Foundation (d. 2013)

    27. Peter Oakley: English soldier and blogger (d. 2014)

    1929:

    28. Kevin Heffernan: Irish footballer and manager (d. 2013)

    1930:

    29. Mario Bernardi: Canadian pianist and conductor (d. 2013)

    1931:

    30. Don King: American boxing promoter

    1932:

    31. Anthony Ainley: English actor (d. 2004)

    32. Vasily Aksyonov: Russian physician, author, and academic (d. 2009)

    33. Atholl McKinnon: South African cricketer (d. 1983)

    1933:

    34. Ted Donaldson: American actor (d. 2023)

    35. George J. Mitchell: American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician

    1934:

    36. Sneaky Pete Kleinow: American country-rock pedal-steel guitarist and songwriter (d. 2007)

    37. Tom Mangold: German-English journalist and author

    1935:

    38. Ron Paul: American captain, physician, and politician

    1936:

    39. Hideki Shirakawa: Japanese chemist, engineer, and academic, Nobel Prize laureate

    1937:

    40. Stelvio Cipriani: Italian composer (d. 2018)

    41. Andrei Konchalovsky: Russian director, producer, and screenwriter

    42. Sky Saxon: American singer-songwriter and bassist (d. 2009)

    1938:

    43. Jean-Loup Chrétien: French military officer and astronaut

    44. Peter Day: English chemist and academic (d. 2020)

    45. Alain Vivien: French politician

    1939:

    46. Fernando Poe Jr.: Filipino actor and politician (d. 2004)

    47. Mike Velarde: Filipino televangelist and religious leader

    1940:

    48. Rubén Hinojosa: American businessman and politician

    49. Gus Macdonald: Scottish academic and politician, Minister for the Cabinet Office

    1941:

    50. Rex Sellers: Indian-Australian cricketer

    51. Dave Brock: English singer-songwriter and guitarist

    52. Rich Brooks: American football player and coach

    53. Anne Evans: English soprano and actress

    1942:

    54. Isaac Hayes: American singer-songwriter, pianist, producer, and actor (d. 2008)

    1943:

    55. Roger Gale: English journalist and politician

    56. Sylvester McCoy: Scottish actor

    1944:

    57. Rajiv Gandhi: Indian lawyer and politician, 6th Prime Minister of India (d. 1991)

    58. Graig Nettles: American baseball player and manager

    59. José Wilker: Brazilian actor and director (d. 2014)

    1945:

    60. Roy Gardner: English businessman

    1946:

    61. Mufaddal Saifuddin: 53rd Da’i al-Mutlaq of Fatimid Caliphate

    62. Henryk Broder: Polish-German journalist and author

    63. Connie Chung: American journalist

    64. Laurent Fabius: French politician, 158th Prime Minister of France

    65. Ralf Hütter: German singer and keyboard player

    66. N. R. Narayana Murthy: Indian businessman, co-founded Infosys

    1947:

    67. Alan Lee: English painter and illustrator

    68. James Pankow: American musician

    69. Ray Wise: American actor

    1948:

    70. John Noble: Australian actor and director

    71. Robert Plant: English singer-songwriter

    1949:

    72. Nikolas Asimos: Greek singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1988)

    73. Phil Lynott: Irish singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer (d. 1986)

    1951:

    74. Greg Bear: American author (d. 2022)

    75. DeForest Soaries: American minister and politician, 30th Secretary of State of New Jersey

    1952:

    76. John Emburey: English cricketer and coach

    77. Doug Fieger: American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2010)

    78. John Hiatt: American singer-songwriter and guitarist

    1953:

    79. Gerry Bertier: American football player (d. 1981)

    80. Peter Horton: American actor and director

    1954:

    81. Quinn Buckner: American basketball player and coach

    82. Tawn Mastrey: American radio host and producer (d. 2007)

    83. Al Roker: American news anchor, television personality, and author

    1955:

    84. Agnes Chan: Hong Kong singer and author

    85. Janet Royall, Baroness Royall of Blaisdon: English politician, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

    1956:

    86. Joan Allen: American actress

    1957:

    87. Finlay Calder: Scottish rugby player

    88. Jim Calder: Scottish rugby player

    89. Simon Donaldson: English mathematician and academic

    1958:

    90. Nigel Dodds: Northern Irish lawyer and politician

    91. Patricia Rozema: Canadian director and screenwriter

    92. David O. Russell: American director and screenwriter

    93. John Stehr: American journalist

    1960:

    94. Dom Duff: Breton singer-songwriter, guitarist, composer

    95. Mark Langston: American baseball player

    1961:

    96. Amanda Sonia Berry: English businesswoman

    1962:

    97. James Marsters: American actor

    1963:

    98. Uwe Bialon: German footballer and manager

    99. Kal Daniels: American baseball player

    100. José Cecena: Mexican baseball player

    1964:

    101. Azarias Ruberwa: Congolese lawyer and politician, Vice-President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

    1965:

    102. KRS-One: American rapper and producer

    1966:

    103. Miguel Albaladejo: Spanish director and screenwriter

    104. Colin Cunningham: American actor

    105. Dimebag Darrell: American guitarist and songwriter (d. 2004)

    106. Enrico Letta: Italian lawyer and politician, 55th Prime Minister of Italy

    107. Liu Chunyan: Chinese host and voice actress

    1967:

    108. Andy Benes: American baseball player

    1968:

    109. Brett Angell: English footballer and coach

    110. Abdelatif Benazzi: Moroccan-French rugby player

    111. Sandy Brondello: Australian basketball player and coach

    112. Klas Ingesson: Swedish footballer and manager (d. 2014)

    113. Yuri Shiratori: Japanese voice actress and singer

    114. Bai Yansong: Chinese host

    1969:

    115. Billy Gardell: American comedian, actor, and producer

    116. Mark Holzemer: American baseball player and scout

    1970:

    117. Els Callens: Belgian tennis player and sportscaster

    118. Fred Durst: American singer-songwriter

    119. Rubén Hinojosa: American businessman and politician

    1971:

    120. Nenad Bjelica: Croatian footballer and manager

    121. Matt Calland: English rugby player and coach

    122. Ke Huy Quan: Vietnamese-American actor

    123. Steve Stone: English footballer and coach

    124. David Walliams: English comedian, actor, and author

    1972:

    125. Derrick Alston: American basketball player

    126. Melvin Booker: American basketball player

    127. Chaney Kley: American actor (d. 2007)

    128. Scott Quinnell: Welsh rugby player and sportscaster

    129. Anna Umemiya: Japanese model and actress

    1973:

    130. Alban Bushi: Albanian footballer

    131. Alexandre Finazzi: Brazilian footballer

    132. Scott Goodman: Australian swimmer

    133. Todd Helton: American baseball player

    134. Cameron Mather: New Zealand rugby player and sportscaster

    135. José Paniagua: Dominican baseball player

    136. Donn Swaby: American actor and screenwriter

    137. Juan Becerra Acosta: Mexican journalist

    1974:

    138. Amy Adams: American actress

    139. Misha Collins: American actor

    140. Szabolcs Sáfár: Hungarian footballer

    1975:

    141. Marcin Adamski: Polish footballer and manager

    142. Marko Martin: Estonian pianist and educator

    143. Shaun Newton: English footballer

    144. Elijah Williams: American football player and coach

    145. Chris Drury: American ice hockey player

    146. Cornel Frăsineanu: Romanian footballer

    147. Tony Grant: Irish footballer

    148. Kristen Miller: American actress, producer, and screenwriter

    149. Marcel Podszus: German footballer

    150. Fabio Ulloa: Honduran footballer

    1976:

    151. Andrew Surman: South African-English footballer

    152. Steven Zalewski: American ice hockey player

    1977:

    153. Paolo Bianco: Italian footballer

    154. Wayne Brown: English footballer

    155. Felipe Contepomi: Argentine rugby player, coach, and physician

    156. Manuel Contepomi: Argentine rugby player

    157. Shockmain Davis: American football player

    158. Stéphane Gillet: Luxembourgian footballer

    159. Aaron Hamill: Australian footballer and coach

    160. Ívar Ingimarsson: Icelandic footballer

    161. James Ormond: English cricketer

    162. Josh Pearce: American baseball player

    163. Aaron Taylor: American baseball player

    1978:

    164. Alberto Martín: Spanish tennis player

    165. Emir Mkademi: Tunisian footballer

    166. Jennifer Ramírez Rivero: Venezuelan model and businesswoman (d. 2018)

    167. Chris Schroder: American baseball player

    1979:

    168. Sarah Borwell: English tennis player

    169. Jamie Cullum: English singer-songwriter and pianist

    170. Cory Sullivan: American baseball player

    1981:

    171. Ben Barnes: English actor

    172. Brett Finch: Australian rugby league player and sportscaster

    173. Artur Kotenko: Estonian footballer

    1982:

    174. Cléber Luis Alberti: Brazilian footballer

    175. Aleksandr Amisulashvili: Georgian footballer

    176. Monty Dumond: South African rugby player

    177. Youssouf Hersi: Ethiopian footballer

    178. Joshua Kennedy: Australian footballer

    179. Mijaín López: Cuban wrestler

    180. Meghan Ory: Canadian actress

    181. Richard Petiot: Canadian ice hockey player

    182. Barney Rogers: Zimbabwean cricketer

    183. Enyelbert Soto: Venezuelan-Japanese baseball player

    1983:

    184. Hamza Abdullah: American football player

    185. Paulo André Cren Benini: Brazilian footballer

    186. Andrew Garfield: American-English actor

    187. Héctor Landazuri: Colombian footballer

    188. Mladen Pelaić: Croatian footballer

    189. Brian Schaefering: American football player

    190. Yuri Zhirkov: Russian footballer

    1984:

    191. Aílton José Almeida: Brazilian footballer

    192. Pavel Eismann: Czech footballer

    193. Laura Georges: French footballer

    194. Jamie Hoffmann: American baseball player

    195. Ingrid Lukas: Estonian-Swiss singer-songwriter and pianist

    1985:

    196. Brant Daugherty: American actor

    197. Glen Buttriss: Australian rugby league player

    198. Blake DeWitt: American baseball player

    199. Thomas Domingo: French rugby player

    200. Matt Hague: American baseball player

    201. Jack King: English footballer

    202. Álvaro Negredo: Spanish footballer

    203. Willie Ripia: New Zealand rugby player

    204. Joe Vitale: American ice hockey player

    205. Stephen Ward: Irish footballer

    206. Mark Washington: American football player

    1986:

    207. Andrew Embick: Bermudian footballer

    208. Andrew Surman: South African-English footballer

    209. Steven Zalewski: American ice hockey player

    1987:

    210. Stefan Aigner: German footballer

    211. Gunther: Austrian wrestler

    212. Manny Jacinto: Canadian actor

    213. Vedran Janjetović: Croatian-Australian footballer

    1988:

    214. Jerryd Bayless: American basketball player

    215. Sarah R, Lotfi: American director, producer, and screenwriter

    216. José Zamora: Spanish footballer

    1989:

    217. Kirko Bangz: American rapper and producer

    218. Nebil Gahwagi: Hungarian footballer

    219. Silas Kiplagat: Kenyan runner

    220. Slavcho Shokolarov: Bulgarian footballer

    221. Judd Trump: English snooker player

    1990:

    222. Macauley Chrisantus: Nigerian footballer

    223. Culoe De Song: South African music producer and DJ

    224. Venelin Filipov: Bulgarian footballer

    225. Leigh Griffiths: Scottish footballer

    226. Fabien Jarsalé: French footballer

    227. Bradley Klahn: American tennis player

    228. Ranomi Kromowidjojo: Dutch swimmer

    1991:

    229. Marko Djokovic: Serbian tennis player

    230. Tom Kühne: German footballer

    231. Hassan Maatouk: Lebanese footballer

    232. Danny Wicks: Australian rugby league player

    233. Krisztián Zentai: Hungarian footballer

    1992:

    234. Daniel Crowley: English footballer

    235. Mehdi JeanTahrat: Algerian footballer

    1993:

    236. John Nelson: American soccer player

    237. Mustapha Dumbuya: Sierra Leonean footballer

    238. Gedion Zelalem: German-Ethiopian footballer

    1994:

    239. Kevin De Bruyne: Belgian footballer

    240. Chen Xinyi: Chinese swimmer

    1995:

    241. Lukman Haruna: Nigerian footballer

    242. Jinan Harb: Syrian swimmer

    243. Viktoriya Tereshchuk: Ukrainian tennis player

    1996:

    244. Reece Oxford: English footballer

    245. Sean O’Malley: American mixed martial artist

    1997:

    246. Gabriel Basso: American actor

    1998:

    247. Mikael Ndjoli: English footballer

    1999:

    248. Lil Mosey: American rapper and songwriter

    2000:

    249. Cole Anthony: American basketball player

    2001:

    250. Riqui Puig: Spanish footballer

    2002:

    251. Jennie Kim: South Korean singer and dancer (BLACKPINK)

death

20 August Death - World Wide

Pre-1600

  • AD 14 – Agrippa Postumus: Roman son of Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa (b. 12 BC)
  • 535 – Mochta: Irish missionary and saint
  • 651- Oswine of Deira
  • 768 – Eadberht of Northumbria
  • 917 – Constantine Lips: Byzantine admiral
  • 984- Pope John XIV
  • 1153 – Bernard of Clairvaux: French theologian and saint (b. 1090)
  • 1158 – Rögnvald Kali Kolsson (b. 1100): Earl of Orkney and Saint
  • 1297- William Fraser: Bishop and Guardian of Scotland
  • 1348 – Laurence Hastings, 1st Earl of Pembroke (b. 1319)
  • 1384 – Geert Groote: Dutch preacher, founded the Brethren of the Common Life (b. 1340)
  • 1386- Bo Jonsson: Royal marshal of Sweden
  • 1471- Borso d’Este: Duke of Ferrara (b. 1413)
  • 1528 – Georg von Frundsberg: German knight and landowner (b. 1473)
  • 1572- Miguel López de Legazpi: Spanish navigator and politician, 1st Governor-General of the Philippines
  • 1580 – Jerónimo Osório, Portuguese historian and author (b. 1506)

1601–1900

  • 1611- Tomás Luis de Victoria: Spanish priest and composer (b. 1548)
  • 1639 – Martin Opitz: German poet and hymnwriter (b. 1597)
  • 1648 – Edward Herbert, 1st Baron Herbert of Cherbury: English soldier and diplomat (b. 1583)
  • 1651 – Jeremi Wiśniowiecki: Polish nobleman (b. 1612)
  • 1672- Cornelis de Witt: Dutch lawyer and politician (b. 1623), Johan de Witt: Dutch mathematician and politician (b. 1625)
  • 1680- William Bedloe: English spy (b. 1650)
  • 1701- Sir Charles Sedley, 5th Baronet: English playwright and politician (b. 1639)
  • 1707- Nicolas Gigault: French organist and composer (b. 1627)
  • 1773 – Enrique Flórez: Spanish historian and author (b. 1701)
  • 1785- Jean-Baptiste Pigalle: French sculptor (b. 1714)
  • 1823- Pope Pius VII (b. 1740)
  • 1825 – William Waldegrave, 1st Baron Radstock: English admiral and politician, Governor of Newfoundland (b. 1753)
  • 1835- Agnes Bulmer: English merchant and poet (b. 1775)
  • 1854- Shiranui Dakuemon: Japanese sumo wrestler, the 8th Yokozuna (b. 1801)
  • 1859- Juan Bautista Ceballos: President of Mexico (1853) (b. 1811)
  • 1882 – James Whyte: Scottish-Australian politician, 6th Premier of Tasmania (b. 1820)
  • 1887 – Jules Laforgue: French poet and author (b. 1860)
  • 1893- Alexander Wassilko von Serecki: Austrian lawyer and politician (b. 1827)
  • 1897 – Charles Lilley: English-Australian politician, 4th Premier of Queensland (b. 1827)

1901–present

  • 1. 1912:

      – William Booth: English preacher, co-founded The Salvation Army (b. 1829)

    2. 1914:

      – Pope Pius X (b. 1835)

    3. 1915:

      – Paul Ehrlich: German physician and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1854)

    4. 1917:

      – Adolf von Baeyer: German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1835)

    5. 1919:

      – Greg MacGregor: Scottish cricketer and rugby player (b. 1869)

    6. 1930:

      – Charles Bannerman: Australian cricketer and umpire (b. 1851)

    7. 1936:

      – Edward Weston: English-American chemist (b. 1850)

    8. 1939:

      – Agnes Giberne: Indian-English astronomer and author (b. 1845)

    9. 1942:

      – István Horthy: Hungarian admiral and pilot (b. 1904)

    10. 1943:

       – William Irvine: Irish-Australian politician, 21st Premier of Victoria (b. 1858)

    11. 1951: İzzettin Çalışlar: Turkish general (b. 1882)

    12. 1961: Percy Williams Bridgman: American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1882)

    13. 1963: Joan Voûte: Dutch astronomer (b. 1879)

    14. 1965: Jonathan Daniels: American seminarian and civil rights activist (b. 1939)

    15. 1971: Rashid Minhas: Pakistani lieutenant and pilot (b. 1951)

    16. 1979:

       – Christian Dotremont: Belgian painter and poet (b. 1922)

    17. 1980: Joe Dassin: American-French singer-songwriter (b. 1938)

    18. 1981: Michael Devine: Irish Republican Hunger Striker

    19. 1982: Ulla Jacobsson: Swedish actress (b. 1929)

    20. 1985:

       – Donald O. Hebb: Canadian psychologist and academic (b. 1904)

       – Wilhelm Meendsen-Bohlken: German admiral (b. 1897)

    21. 1986: Milton Acorn: Canadian poet and playwright (b. 1923)

    22. 1987:  Walenty Kłyszejko: Estonian–Polish basketball player and coach (b. 1909)

    23. 1993:

       – Bernard Delfgaauw: Dutch philosopher and academic (b. 1912)

    24. 1995:

       – Hugo Pratt: Italian author and illustrator (b. 1927)

    25. 1996:

       – Rio Reiser: German singer-songwriter (b. 1950)

    26. 1997:

       – Norris Bradbury: American soldier, physicist, and academic (b. 1909)

       – Léon Dion: Canadian political scientist and academic (b. 1922)

    27. 1998:

       – Vũ Văn Mẫu: 10th and final Prime Minister of South Vietnam (b. 1914)

    28. 2001:

       – Fred Hoyle: English astronomer and author (b. 1915)

       – Kim Stanley: American actress (b. 1925)

    29. 2005:

       – Thomas Herrion: American football player (b. 1981)

       – Krzysztof Raczkowski: Polish drummer and songwriter (b. 1970)

    30. 2006:

       – Bryan Budd: Northern Ireland-born English soldier, Victoria Cross recipient (b. 1977)

       – Joe Rosenthal: American photographer and journalist (b. 1911)

       – S. Sivamaharajah: Sri Lankan Tamil newspaper publisher and politician (b. 1938)

    31. 2007:

       – Leona Helmsley: American businesswoman (b. 1920)

    32. 2008:

       – Ed Freeman: American soldier and pilot, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1927)

       – Hua Guofeng: Chinese politician, 2nd Premier of the People’s Republic of China (b. 1921)

       – Stephanie Tubbs Jones: American lawyer and politician (b. 1949)

       – Gene Upshaw: American football player (b. 1945)

    33. 2009:

       – Larry Knechtel: American keyboardist and bass player (b. 1940)

       – Karla Kuskin: American author and illustrator (b. 1932)

    34. 2010:

       – Đặng Phong: Vietnamese economist and historian (b. 1937)

    35. 2011:

       – Ram Sharan Sharma: Indian historian and academic (b. 1919)

    36. 2012:

       – Phyllis Diller: American actress and comedian (b. 1917)

       – Daryl Hine: Canadian-American poet and academic (b. 1936)

       – Dom Mintoff: Maltese journalist and politician, 8th Prime Minister of Malta (b. 1916)

       – Len Quested: English footballer and manager (b. 1925)

       – Mika Yamamoto: Japanese journalist (b. 1967)

       – Meles Zenawi: Ethiopian soldier and politician, Prime Minister of Ethiopia (b. 1955)

    37. 2013:

       – Sathima Bea Benjamin: South African singer-songwriter (b. 1936)

       – Narendra Dabholkar: Indian author and activist (b. 1945)

       – Don Hassler: American saxophonist and composer (b. 1929)

       – Elmore Leonard: American novelist, short story writer, and screenwriter (b. 1925)

       – Marian McPartland: English-American pianist and composer (b. 1918)

       – John W. Morris: American general (b. 1921)

       – Ted Post: American director and screenwriter (b. 1918)

    38. 2014:

       – Anton Buslov: Russian astrophysicist and journalist (b. 1983)

     – Lois Mai Chan: Taiwanese-American librarian, author, and academic (b. 1934)

       – Boris Dubin: Russian sociologist and academic (b. 1946)

       – B. K. S. Iyengar: Indian yoga instructor and author, founded Iyengar Yoga (b. 1918)

       – Buddy MacMaster: Canadian singer-songwriter and fiddler (b. 1924)

       – Sava Stojkov: Serbian painter and educator (b. 1925)

       – Edmund Szoka: American cardinal (b. 1927)

    39. 2015:

       – Egon Bahr: German journalist and politician, Federal Minister for Special Affairs of Germany (b. 1922)

       – Paul Kibblewhite: New Zealand chemist and engineer (b. 1941)

       – Frank Wilkes: Australian soldier and politician (b. 1922)

    40. 2017:

       – Jerry Lewis: American actor and comedian (b. 1926)

    41. 2018:

       – Uri Avnery: Israeli writer, politician, and peace activist (b. 1923)

       – Jennifer Ramírez Rivero: Venezuelan model (b. 1978)

    42. 2021:

    •    – Igor Vovkovinskiy: Ukrainian-American law student and actor, American tallest person (b. 1982)
  • 2022 – Darya Dugina, Russian journalist (b. 1992)

20 August Holidays- World Wide

Christian Feast Day:

– Amadour

– Bernard of Clairvaux

– Blessed Georg Häfner

– Heliodorus of Bet Zabdai

– Maria De Mattias

– Oswine of Deira

– Philibert of Jumièges

– Samuel (prophet)

– William and Catherine Booth (Church of England)

August 20:

– Eastern Orthodox Liturgics

– Feast of Asmá’ (Baháʼí Faith, only if Baháʼí Naw-Rúz falls on March 21)

– Indian Akshay Urja Day (India)

– Independence Restoration Day (Estonia), re-declaration of the independence of Estonia from the Soviet Union in 1991.

– Meitei Language Day, also known as Manipuri Language Day, the day on which Meitei (Manipuri) was included in the scheduled languages’ list and made one of the official languages of India.

– Revolution of the King and the People (Morocco)

– Saint Stephen’s Day (Hungary)

– World Mosquito Day

20 August Gallery - Images

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