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Events of August 20th:

August 20th is the 232nd day of the year (233rd day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 133 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about August 20th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on August 20th:

1833 Benjamin Harrison (23rd US President)

Benjamin Harrison

1890 H.P. Lovecraft (author)

1923 Jim Reeves (singer)

1931 Don King (boxing promoter)

Don King

1935 Ron Paul (US politician)

1941 Slobodan Milosevic (Yugoslav/Serbian politician)

Slobodan Milosevic

1942 Isaac Hayes (singer, actor - Chef in South Park)

1943 Sylvester McCoy (actor)

1944 Rajiv Gandhi (Prime Minister of India 1984-1991)

1948 Robert Plant (singer - Led Zeppelin)

1949 Phil Lynott (singer - Thin Lizzy)

1961 Greg Egan (author)

1961 Joe Pasquale (comedian, game show host)

1970 John D. Carmack (computer games programmer - Doom, Quake)

August 20th in History:

1000 Saint Stephen founds the Hungarian state.

1858 Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace publish on the theory of evolution through natural selection in The Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London.

1866 US President Andrew Johnson formally declares the American Civil War over.

Andrew Johnson

1882 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture debuts in Moscow.

1940 British Prime Minster Winston Churchill, gives his "Never was so much owed by so many to so few" speech.

Winston Churchill

1962 The NS Savannah, the world's first nuclear-powered civilian ship, embarks on its maiden voyage.

1975 Viking I space probe launched.

1977 Voyager II space probe launched.

1988 After almost eight years of war, Iran and Iraq agree to a ceasefire.

August 20th is also:

Restoration Day (Estonia)

Saint Stephen's Day (Hungary)

Revolution of the King and the People Day (Morocco)

Feast of Saint Bernard (Catholicism)

Saint Augustine


People born on August 20th are Leo


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