August 20

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened throughout history on August 20. From 1900 until now. August 20 is under the sign of Leo. Famous birthdays on this day include Demi Lovato (1992), Robert Plant (1948) and Amy Adams (1974). Several movies were released around August 20 over the years, such as Pather Panchali in 1955 directed by Satyajit Ray and Rashomon in 1950 directed by Akira Kurosawa.
But much more happened on August 20 over the years: find out below

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Pather Panchali

Pather Panchali

Release year: 1955

Directed by: Satyajit Ray

Starring: Kanu Bannerjee, Karuna Bannerjee, Subir Banerjee, Chunibala Devi

Country: United States of America

Rashomon

Rashomon

Release year: 1950

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Toshirô Mifune, Machiko Kyô, Masayuki Mori, Takashi Shimura

Country: United States of America

The Merry Widow

The Merry Widow

Release year: 1925

Directed by: Erich von Stroheim

Starring: Mae Murray, John Gilbert, Roy D'Arcy, Josephine Crowell

Country: United States of America

Serenity

Serenity

Release year: 2005

Directed by: Joss Whedon

Starring: Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alan Tudyk

Country: United States of America

Love Letters

Love Letters

Release year: 1945

Directed by: William Dieterle

Starring: Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Ann Richards, Cecil Kellaway

Country: United States of America

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Morocco - Revolution of the King and the People Day
  • RC saints - Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
  • Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Asm� (Names) - First day of the ninth month of the Bah�'f Calendar
  • Estonia - Restoration Day
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Events

  • 2018 Terrorism in Europe: An officer fatally shoots a man in Cornellà, Barcelona, Spain, after he storms into a Mossos d'Esquadra police station with a knife. Police are treating the incident as an attempted terrorist attack. (BBC)
  • 2017 Iraqi Civil War: Battle of Tal Afar (2017): Iraqi security forces, along with Shi'ite volunteers and Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, launch a ground offensive to take the city of Tal Afar back from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant militants. The city has been isolated from the rest of the ISIL-held territory since the recent Mosul liberation. (Reuters) (Al Jazeera)
  • 2016 Gaziantep bombing: A suicide bomber targets a Kurdish wedding celebration in the Turkish city of Gaziantep killing at least 22 people and wounding 94. (Reuters), (Reuters via New York Times)
  • 2015 Macedonia declares a state of emergency and deploys police units on its borders as immigrants from the Middle East, mainly from Syria and Iraq, block the railway line between Thessaloniki and Skopje. (The News Hub)
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Russia And The West Under Lenin And Stalin by George F. Kennan

Russia And The West Under Lenin And Stalin

Year: 1961

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George F. Kennan - Russia and the West Under Lenin and Stalin Rossiia i Zapad pri Lenine i Staline Na Angliiskom Iazyke. Publisher: . Year: 1962.

The Spanish Civil War by Hugh Thomas

The Spanish Civil War

Year: 1961

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A masterpiece of the historian’s art, Hugh Thomas’s The Spanish Civil War remains the best, most engrossing narrative of one of the most emblematic and misunderstood wars of the twentieth century.

Crowned Heads by Thomas Tryon

Crowned Heads

Year: 1976

By:

Though the greats of Hollywood may fade, their secrets live on foreverFedora is dead, and movies will never be the same.

Purple Cane Road by James Lee Burke

Purple Cane Road

Year: 2000

By:

From Edgar Award-winner James Lee Burke comes this emotional powerhouse of a novel ... in which everyman hero Dave Robicheaux confronts the secrets of his long-forgotten past in a shattering tale

The Interruption Of Everything by Terry McMillan

The Interruption Of Everything

Year: 2005

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"Being a lifetime wife and mother has afforded me the luxury of having multiple and even simultaneous careers: I’ve been a chauffeur. A chef. An interior decorator.

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