August 20: Zodiac, Trivia, Birthdays and Holidays

August 20th marks the 232nd day of the Gregorian calendar year (or the 233rd in case of leap years). There are 133 days remaining until the end of the year. People born on this day are under the sign of Leo. Famous birthdays on this day include Demi Lovato (1992), Robert Plant (1948) and Amy Adams (1974).
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August 20th Famous Birthdays

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August 20th Famous Deaths

Who died on August 20th? Here’s a shortlist of celebrities died on this day

  • Ulla Jacobsson

    Swedish actress, perhaps most well-known for her role as the only female speaker in the film Zulu.

  • Ilona Massey

    Actress (Love HAppy Holiday in Mexico, Actress), dies at 62.

  • American-born French singer-songwriter, Jules Dassin (1911aEUR”2008), and BA(c]atrice Launer (1913aEUR”2005), a New York-born musician.

  • Italian cartoon strip writer, famous for his famous cartoon strips, published first in 1945.

  • American actress (Born in 1925).

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Trivia and Events

What happened on August 20th in history? Here’s the historical highlights:

  • Aug 20th, 2018 Terrorism in Europe. A man storms into a Mossos-d'Esquadra station carrying a knife and is shot by an officer. The incident is being treated as an attempt to terrorist attack by police.
  • Aug 20th, 2017 Iraqi Civil War: Battle of Tal Afar 2017: Iraqi security forces launch a ground offensive, along with Shi'ite volunteers, Kurdish Peshmerga fighters and Shi'ite volunteers, to retake Tal Afar from the Islamic State of Iraq (ISIL) militants. Since the liberation of Mosul, the city has been isolated and is now in the hands of ISIL.
  • Aug 20th, 2016 Gaziantep bombing. A suicide bomber attacks a Kurdish wedding celebration at Gaziantep in Turkey, killing at least 22 and wounding 94. (Reuters),
  • Aug 20th, 2015 Macedonia declares an emergency and deploys police forces at its borders to stop immigrants from the Middle East (mainly from Syria, Iraq) obstructing the railway line between Thessaloniki, and Skopje.
  • Aug 20th, 2014 2014 Israel-Gaza conflict. Six hours before the cease-fire was to end, Israeli airstrikes killed 11 Palestinians. This includes the wife and infant son Hamas military leader Mohammed Deif. Hamas launched over 130 missiles against Israel that day. This is the eleventh cease-fire that was broken by rocket fire from Hamas. (BBC),
  • Aug 20th, 2013 Russian police kill nine suspected Islamist militants during an insurgency in North Caucasus
  • Aug 20th, 2012 Civil war in Syria:
  • Aug 20th, 2011 28 Amendash Arab Spring and Libyan Civil War: The Battle of Tripoli sees the Libyan rebels seize control of Tripoli's capital, overthrowing Muammar Gaddafi's government.
  • Aug 20th, 2010 Norwegian comedian Hans Morten Hansen finishes a stand-up marathon lasting 38 hours and 14 minutes. This sets a new world record in terms of longest stand-up performance.
  • Aug 20th, 2009 The 2009 James Polk Presidential Dollar is now in circulation by the US Mint
  • Aug 20th, 2008 Spanair Flight 5022 from Madrid to Gran Canaria skids off of the runway and crashes at Barajas Airport. The crash results in the deaths of 146 people and 8 more. Only 18 survivors survive the crash.
  • Aug 20th, 2007 NASDAQ announces that it will sell its 31 percent stake at the London Stock Exchange.

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