August 4, 2020

August 4, 2020, was a Tuesday. It was the 217th day of 2020. The decade was the 2020s.

3 years, 4 months, and 6 days have passed since August 4, 2020.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.

On This Day

On this day

What happened on August 4, 2020?

  • Over 220 people are killed when an explosion caused by unsafely stored ammonium nitrate occurs in Beirut, Lebanon.
Song charts

Music charts

Songs that were on top of the charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 4, 2020:

  • United States: "Rockstar" by DaBaby
  • United Kingdom: "Head & Heart" by Joel Corry featuring MNEK

The Billboard Hot 100 on August 4, 2020

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Rockstar - DaBaby Featuring Roddy Ricch
  • Whats Poppin - Jack Harlow Featuring DaBaby, Tory Lanez & Lil Wayne
  • Popstar - DJ Khaled Featuring Drake
  • Blinding Lights - The Weeknd
  • Roses - SAINt JHN
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The Rental

Top movie at the box office

The movie "The Rental" was at the top of the box office on August 4, 2020.


This date was 1,223 days ago. Approximately 41 months have passed. It was the 217th day of 2020, in week 32. The decade was the 2020s. A child born on this day is 3 years old and belongs to the Gen Alpha generation. 2020 had 366 days because it was a leap year. The Earth has experienced 14 seasons of weather since then.

Take me back to August 4, 2020

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

It is Tuesday, August 4, 2020. Anyone born today will have the star sign Leo. The summer of 2020 is in full swing. The weather is warm, and the evenings are brighter than usual. Most schools and colleges are now finished until August or September.

In America, the song "Rockstar" by DaBaby is at the top of the singles charts, while "Head & Heart" by Joel Corry featuring MNEK is the number-one song in the UK. Donald Trump is the President of the United States, and the movie The Rental is at the top of the box office. Boris Johnson is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Many countries and US states have come out of their Covid-19 lockdowns. However, restrictions remain and many people are still working from home. Governments across the world are now focusing their efforts on trying to live with the virus. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Chadwick Boseman, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Conchata Ferrell, and Sean Connery would all still be alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Walking Dead", "Peaky Blinders", "Better Call Saul", and "Stranger Things".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare", "Death Stranding", and "Pokémon Sword and Shield". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Horrid Henry", "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.", and "The Loud House". Popular toys at the moment include the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on August 4, 2020.

  • Beirut explosion.

    Beirut explosion

    On August 4th, 2020, a massive explosion occurred in Beirut, Lebanon. 220 people were killed and extensive structural damage was caused after unsafely stored ammonium nitrate ignited.
  • Trump threatens to ban TikTok.

    Trump threatens to ban TikTok

    At the start of August 2020, US President Donald Trump announced his intention to ban the video-sharing app TikTok due to national-security concerns.
  • Herman Cain dies from COVID-19.

    Herman Cain dies from COVID-19

    On July 30th, 2020, Republican activist Herman Cain died from COVID-19. His death drew significant media attention due to his opposition to mask mandates during the pandemic. The previous month, Cain had been photographed "mask-less" while sitting in a large crowd at a Trump rally.
  • Ellen's toxic workplace enviornment.

    Ellen's toxic workplace enviornment

    Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres was under fire after former employees accused her of creating a toxic workplace environment.
  • Black Lives Matter protests.

    Black Lives Matter protests

    By this stage, protests over the police killing of George Floyd had spread from Minneapolis to every major city across the United States. Protests in support of the BLM movement also sprung up in other countries.
  • Countries begin to reopen from their COVID-19 lockdowns.

    Countries begin to reopen from their COVID-19 lockdowns

    During this period, countries were reopening after their initial COVID-19 lockdowns. Sporting events began to return, and unessential businesses started to reopen. Restrictions remained in place in many countries and US states as policymakers focused their efforts on trying to live with the virus. These restrictions included mask mandates and bans on public gatherings.
  • 2020 in movies.

    2020 in movies

    The movie industry was hit hard by the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. Because movie theaters were temporarily closed in a lot of countries, many films had their release dates postponed. Movies that were released despite the pandemic included Bad Boys for Life, Tenet, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Dolittle.
  • Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.

    Joe Biden and Kamala Harris

    Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were named Time Persons of the Year in 2020 after they defeated incumbent US President Donald Trump.
  • Record of the Year.

    Record of the Year

    The song "Everything I Wanted" by Billie Eilish won a Grammy for 2020's Record of the Year.
  • Nomadland.


    The film "Nomadland" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2020.
  • 2020 in music.

    2020 in music

    The music charts in 2020 were dominated by The Weeknd, Post Malone, Roddy Ricch, Dua Lipa, DaBaby, Harry Styles, Future, Billie Eilish, and Maroon 5.
  • Best NBA players.

    Best NBA players

    The best NBA players in 2020 were Giannis Antetokounmpo, James Harden, Paul George, Nikola Jokic, Stephen Curry, and Damian Lillard.

Personality traits

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What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to August 4, 2020.

  • July 7, 2020:
    • The Trump administration sends formal notice of US withdrawal from the World Health Organization.
    • Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for the coronavirus.
  • July 8, 2020: Glee actress Naya Rivera is declared as a missing person after her 4-year-old son is found alone on a boat in Lake Piru.
  • July 10, 2020:
    • Entanglement: Jada Pinkett Smith admits that she cheated on Will Smith with singer August Alsina.
    • English footballer and manager Jack Charlton passes away at the age of 85.
  • July 12, 2020:
    • Actress Kelly Preston dies from breast cancer at the age of 57.
    • MMA: Kamaru Usman defeats Jorge Masvidal at UFC 251.
  • July 13, 2020:
    • The body of missing Glee actress Naya Rivera is found in Lake Piru in California.
    • Soccer: Manchester City overturns its ban from European competitions.
  • July 14, 2020: Nick Cannon is fired by ViacomCBS for making racist and anti-Semitic remarks.
  • July 15, 2020: Multiple Twitter accounts belonging to politicians and celebrities are hacked in order to promote a Bitcoin scam.
  • July 16, 2020:
    • Buzzfeed leaks comments from former employees of Ellen DeGeneres, who claim that she created a toxic workplace environment.
    • MMA fighter Khamzat Chimaev makes his UFC debut.
  • July 17, 2020:
    • India reimposes a lockdown as coronavirus cases reach one million.
    • US congressman and civil rights activist John Lewis dies from pancreatic cancer at the age of 80.
    • The video game "Ghost of Tsushima" is released.
  • July 20, 2020:
    • Rapper Kanye West breaks down and cries during an anti-abortion rant at his first presidential campaign rally.
    • Rapper Nicki Minaj announces that she is expecting her first child.
    • Soccer: The 2020 Ballon d'Or ceremony is cancelled due to the pandemic.
  • July 24, 2020: Taylor Swift releases the album "Folklore".
  • July 25, 2020: Billionaire Elon Musk receives backlash after tweeting that "pronouns suck".
  • July 30, 2020:
    • US Republican activist and businessman Herman Cain dies from Covid-19 at the age of 74.
    • The 2019-2020 NBA season is restarted 5 months after it had been suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • August 1, 2020:
    • Soccer: Arsenal win the FA Cup after beating Chelsea 2-1.
    • The cryptocurrency Shiba Inu (SHIB) is released.
  • August 2, 2020: South Africa reaches 500,000 cases of COVID-19.
  • August 3, 2020:
    • President Trump threatens to ban TikTok.
    • Former Spanish King Juan Carlos announces that he will be going into exile following revelations of his improper ties to business deals in Saudi Arabia.
    • Northern Ireland politician John Hume passes away at the age of 83.
  • This date: August 4, 2020
  • August 7, 2020: Rapper Cardi B releases the single "WAP".
  • August 9, 2020:
    • Brazil reaches 100,000 deaths from COVID-19.
    • Farmers in India begin protesting against the three farm acts.
  • August 11, 2020:
    • Russia announces that it has approved the world's first Covid-19 vaccine.
    • Democratic Party nominee Joe Biden selects California Senator Kemala Harris as his running mate for the 2020 US presidential election.
  • August 14, 2020: The video game "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2" is released.
  • August 16, 2020: 100,000 people gather in Minsk, Belarus, to protest against dictator Alexander Lukashenko and his controversial election win.
  • August 20, 2020: American media executive Steve Bannon is charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and money laundering.
  • August 21, 2020:
    • Serial killer Joseph James DeAngelo (EARONS) is sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
    • Actress Lori Loughlin is given a two month prison sentence for her role in the 2019 college admissions scandal.
  • August 23, 2020: Bayern Munich win the 2020 UEFA Champions League Final by beating Paris Saint-Germain 1-0.
  • August 25, 2020: 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse shoots two people dead at a protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
  • August 26, 2020:
    • The Milwaukee Bucks boycott their NBA playoff game against the Orlando Magic as a protest against the police shooting of Jacob Blake.
    • Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding announces that she has been diagnosed with an advanced form of breast cancer.
  • August 28, 2020: Actor Chadwick Boseman passes away at the age of 43 from colon cancer.
  • September 3, 2020:
    • Christopher Nolan's film "Tenet" is released in movie theaters.
    • The filming of Batman (2022) is temporarily shut down after Robert Pattinson tests positive for the coronavirus.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 4, 2020, will have the star sign Leo.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2020 was the year of the Rat (Yang Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 7.
  • Native American Zodiac: August 4, 2020 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
  • Birth flower (August): The Gladiolus and the Poppy.
Television shows

TV shows in 2020

Television shows that people were watching in August 2020:

Narcos: Mexico
Narcos: Mexico
Stranger Things
Stranger Things
Better Call Saul
Better Call Saul
Peaky Blinders
Peaky Blinders
The Walking Dead
The Walking Dead
Grey's Anatomy
Grey's Anatomy
Children TV shows

Kids TV shows on August 4, 2020

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 2020:

The Loud House
The Loud House
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Horrid Henry
Horrid Henry

Popular toys and games in 2020

Toys and games that were popular in 2020:

The Xbox One
The Xbox One
The PlayStation 4
The PlayStation 4
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in August 2020.

Pokémon Sword and Shield 2019
Pokémon Sword and Shield
Death Stranding 2019
Death Stranding
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2019
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on August 4.

Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong

Musician Deceased
Born on August 4, 1901
He was not alive on this date.

Barack Obama

Barack Obama

US President
Born on August 4, 1961
He turned 59 on this day in 2020.

Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle

Born on August 4, 1981
She turned 39 on this day in 2020.

Marques Houston

Marques Houston

Actor / Singer
Born on August 4, 1981
He turned 39 on this day in 2020.

Tom Parker

Tom Parker

Singer Deceased
Born on August 4, 1988
He turned 32 on this day in 2020.

Cole Sprouse

Cole Sprouse

Born on August 4, 1992
He turned 28 on this day in 2020.

Dylan Sprouse

Dylan Sprouse

Born on August 4, 1992
He turned 28 on this day in 2020.

Amber Gill

Amber Gill

Love Island winner
Born on August 4, 1997
She turned 23 on this day in 2020.


US President

Donald Trump was the President of the United States on August 4, 2020.


UK Prime Minister

Boris Johnson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.


Irish Taoiseach

Micheál Martin was the Taoiseach of Ireland.


Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on August 4, 2020 was most likely conceived around November 12, 2019.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 4, 2020 is close to April 27, 2021.

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Stats for August 4, 2020


Here are some interesting statistics about August 4, 2020:

  • One day has passed since this date.
  • 174 weeks have passed.
  • 105,670,800 seconds have passed since August 4, 2020.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 123,282,600 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 54,526,132,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 17,611,800 times.
  • You have taken approximately 9,087,689 steps. That's roughly 4,039 miles!
  • Since this date, 1,268,050 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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