Wednesday August 05, 2020: on this day

About August 5th, 2020, in brief:

  • Historical events: Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends the 'Bhoomi Pujan' or land worship ceremony and lays the foundation stone of Rama Mandir in Ayodhya after a Supreme Court verdict ruling in favour of building the temple on disputed land.
  • Day of the week: August 5th, 2020 was a Wednesday
  • Zodiac Sign: Leo (in western zodiac), Rat (in Chinese zodiac)
  • Famous Birthdays: Genelia D'Souza, DeRay Davis
  • Moon Phase: Full Moon
  • Popular movie: Dolittle directed by Stephen Gaghan

More about August 5th, 2020? See below for more news and curiosities on August 5th, 2020.


What day of the week was August 05, 2020?

August 05, 2020 was a Wednesday and it was the 218th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar.

August 05, 2020 can also be written as 8/5/2020 in the US and as 5/8/2020 in UK and Europe.

August 05, 2020 in August 2020 calendar


August 05, 2020: What happened on that day?

Here's what happened on August 05, 2020:

  • Prime minister narendra modi attends the 'bhoomi pujan' or land worship ceremony and lays the foundation stone of rama mandir in ayodhya after a supreme court verdict ruling in favour of building the temple on disputed land.

August 05, 2020: What were the magazines covers that day?

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August 05, 2020: What is The Zodiac Sign for that day?

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The Zodiac and Astrological sign for August 5th is Leo.

Leo is the 5th sign in the Western Zodiac. People born between July 23rd and August 22nd belong to the Leo sign: discover Leo personality and who should a Leo marry.

Babies born in August are either Leo or Virgo. People born before August 22nd are Leo, while people born from August 23rd have the sign of Virgo.

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August 05, 2020: What is the Chinese Zodiac Sign for that day?

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The Chinese Zodiac sign for August 05, 2020 is Rat and the associated element is Metal.

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August 05, 2020: What was the moon phase on that day?

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The moon phase on August 05, 2020 was Full Moon.

The moon phase refers to the appearance of the Moon in the night sky on August 05, 2020 and is determined by the portion of the Moon's illuminated surface that is visible from Earth.

An observer located in New York City on August 05, 2020 at 10pm, would see the moon, being 91% full, rising at 09:37 pm and setting at 08:42 am.

The previous full moon was on Aug 03, 2020 while the next full moon would come on Sep 02, 2020.

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Who was born on August 05, 2020?

Whose famous birthday is on August 5th?

Famous individuals and celebrities born on August 5th:

  • Genelia D'Souza
    Genelia D'Souza

    Genelia d'souza is an indian actress known for her work in bollywood films and for her roles in popular movies such as 'jaane tu.

  • DeRay Davis
    DeRay Davis

    DeRay Davis is an American comedian and actor known for his roles in films such as 21 Bridges and Semi-Pro.

  • Loni Anderson
    Loni Anderson

    American actress.

  • John Huston
    John Huston

    American screenwriter, actor, and director of film.

  • Maureen McCormick
    Maureen McCormick

    Maureen McCormick is an American actress best known for her role as Marcia Brady on the television series 'The Brady Bunch.

  • Jesse Williams
    Jesse Williams

    Jesse williams is an american actor known for his role as dr.

  • John Saxon
    John Saxon

    American actor.

  • Mark Strong
    Mark Strong

    Mark strong is a british actor known for his roles in films such as kingsman, sherlock holmes, and tinker tailor soldier spy.

  • Kara Tointon
    Kara Tointon

    British actress recognized for her work on stage and screen.

  • Jonathan Silverman
    Jonathan Silverman

    American producer and actor.

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How old is someone born on August 05, 2020?

Someone born on August 05, 2020 is:

3 years 10 months old,

or 46 months and 19 days old,

or 202 weeks and 5 days old,

or 1419 days old,

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How many days until your next birthday if you were born on August 05, 2020?

There are 42 days until your next birthday, which will occur on Monday August 5th 2024.

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What generation do you belong to if you were born on August 05, 2020?

You belong to the Gen Alpha generation if you were born on August 05, 2020.

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August 05, 2020: What famous people died on that day?

Famous people died on August 05, 2020:

  • Hawa Abdi

    Somali human rights activist and physician (b. 1947).

  • Mario Chianese
  • Pete Hamill
  • Agathōnas Iakovidīs
  • Stefan Majer
  • Josef Weiss
  • Frédéric Jacques Temple
  • Luigi Guastamacchia
  • Claudine Cassereau

What famous deaths happened on August 5th?

Famous deaths on August 5th:

  • Marilyn Monroe
    Marilyn Monroe

    American actress, singer, model and actress.

  • Richard Burton
    Richard Burton

    Brilliant and famous welsh actor.

  • Alec Guinness
    Alec Guinness

    British actor, born in the 1930s.

  • Carmen Miranda
    Carmen Miranda

    Portuguese-american actress, known as "the brazilian bombshell", is flamboyant and a magnet for people.

  • Judy Canova
    Judy Canova

    American actress and comedian (b. 1913).

  • Queenie Smith
    Queenie Smith

    Actress/dancer (funny side), passes away at the age of 79.

  • Charles Carson
    Charles Carson

    Actor, "cry the beloved land", dies at 87.

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August 05, 2020: What are the Holidays, Observances and Saints celebrated on that day?

Holidays on August 05, 2020:

  • St. Memmius
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Oswald
  • St. Afra and her companions
  • Burkina Faso - Independence Day
  • Croatia - Victory Day and National Thanksgiving Day

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August 05, 2020: What were the most popular TV Series on that day?

The most popular TV Series on August 05, 2020 were the Televisions Series released on TV close to that day characterized by high ratings, critical acclaim and a large fan base.. They included:


Release year: 2020

Directed by: Megan Griffiths

The Flower of Evil

Release year: 2020

Directed by: Claude Chabrol


Release year: 2020

Directed by: Wes Craven

Brave New World

Release year: 2020

Directed by: Gaia

United We Fall

Release year: 2020

Directed by: Bryan Law


Who was the US President on August 05, 2020?

On August 05, 2020 the US President was Donald John Trump (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 05, 2020?

On August 05, 2020 the UK Prime Minister was Boris Johnson (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on August 05, 2020?

On August 05, 2020 the Pope was Francis.


Back in 2020


What is special about August 5th?

August 5th refers to a specific date on the calendar, which is the 5th day of the month of August. It is a date that occurs annually and is part of the Gregorian calendar, which is widely used around the world.

Over the years several events happened on August 5th, such as:

  • 2018 - Three czech soldiers are killed by a taliban suicide bomber in afghanistan during the war in afghanistan (2001 to present). the bombing also leaves two u.s. soldiers and two afghan soldiers with serious injuries.
  • 2017 - 2017 v-22 osprey accident: three marine corps members are missing following a mv-22 osprey collision off the coast of queensland, australia. twenty-three of the 26 people aboard have been rescued. (ap),
  • 2016 - 2016 assam attacks: gunmen open fire on a assam market, india. 13 people are killed and 18 are injured.

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What happened in 2020?

2020 was filled with very interesting events such as

  • Iranian General Qasem Soleimani is killed by an American airstrike near Baghdad International Airport, igniting global concerns of a potential armed conflict.
  • Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 crashes immediately after takeoff at Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport; all 176 on board are killed. The plane was shot down by an Iranian anti-aircraft missile.
  • Taal Volcano in the Philippines erupts, and kills 39 people.

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What was the calendar for August 2020?

August 2020 followed the same calendar system as the rest of that year and the years surrounding it, with August being the 8th month of the year. This calendar is characterized by 12 months, 365 days in a common year, and 366 days in a leap year, such as 2012.

Discover how August 2020 calendar looked like.