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August 21st, 2020.

August 21st, 2020, was a Friday. It was day 234 of 2020. The decade was the 2020s.

9 months and 22 days have passed since August 21st, 2020.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.

On this day.

What happened on August 21st, 2020?

  • Serial killer Joseph James DeAngelo (EARONS) is sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run" was at the top of the box office on August 21st, 2020.

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on August 21st, 2020.

  • Steve Bannon is charged.

    Steve Bannon is charged.

    On August 20th, 2020, American media executive and Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon was charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and money laundering.

  • "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2" is released.

    "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2" is released.

    On August 14th, 2020, gamers were treated to a trip down memory lane after the skateboard game "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2" was released.

  • Countries begin to reopen from their COVID-19 lockdowns.

    Countries begin to reopen from their COVID-19 lockdowns.

    During this period, countries were reopening from their 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 policy makers focused their efforts on trying to live with the virus. These restrictions included mask mandates and bans on public gatherings. All-in-all, it was a delicate balancing act.

  • 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 the likes of Bad Boys for Life, Tenet, Sonic the Hedgehog and Dolittle.

  • 2020 in music.

    2020 in music.

    The music charts in 2020 were dominated by the likes of The Weeknd, Post Malone, Roddy Ricch, Dua Lipa, DaBaby, Harry Styles, Future and Maroon 5.

  • Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.

    Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.

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

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 9 months and 22 days have passed since August 21st, 2020.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 34 of 2020.
  • Leap Year: 2020 was a leap year, which means that it contained 366 days instead of 365 (with an extra day in February).
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1597964400.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around August 21st, 2020.

  • July 30th, 2020: Herman Cain dies from Covid-19 at the age of 74.
  • July 30th, 2020: The 2019-2020 NBA season is restarted 5 months after it had been suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • August 1st, 2020: Soccer: Arsenal win the FA Cup after beating Chelsea 2-1.
  • August 3rd, 2020: President Trump threatens to ban TikTok.
  • August 4th, 2020: Over 220 people are killed when an explosion caused by unsafely stored ammonium nitrate occurs in Beirut, Lebanon.
  • August 11th, 2020: Russia announces that it has approved the world's first Covid-19 vaccine.
  • August 14th, 2020: The video game "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2" is released.
  • August 20th, 2020: American media executive Steve Bannon is charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and money laundering.
  • This date: August 21st, 2020
  • August 23rd, 2020: Bayern Munich win the 2020 UEFA Champions League Final by beating Paris Saint-Germain 1-0.
  • August 25th, 2020: 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse shoots two people dead at a protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
  • August 28th, 2020: Actor Chadwick Boseman passes away at the age of 43 from colon cancer.
  • September 3rd, 2020: Christopher Nolan's film "Tenet" is released in movie theaters.
  • September 10th, 2020: UFC star Conor McGregor is arrested in Corsica on suspicion of attempted sexual assault.
  • September 18th, 2020: Supreme Court judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg passes away at the age of 87.
  • September 19th, 2020: Former Canadian Prime Minister John Turner passes away at the age of 91.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 21st, 2020, will have the star sign Leo.
  • Leo is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
  • 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 6.
  • Native American Zodiac: August 21st, 2020 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
  • Birth flower (August): The Gladiolus and the Poppy.

Kid's TV shows on August 21st, 2020.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 2020.

  • The Loud House

Popular toys and games in 2020.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 2020.

  • The Xbox One
  • The PlayStation 4

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • Pokémon Sword and Shield - RPG games.
  • Death Stranding - Action game developed by Kojima Productions.
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare - FPS game.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 21st of August.

US President.

Donald Trump was the President of the United States on August 21st, 2020.

UK Prime Minister.

Boris Johnson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 21st, 2020.

Irish Taoiseach.

Micheál Martin was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on August 21st, 2020 was most likely conceived around the 12th of November, 2019.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 21st, 2020 is close to the 31st of May, 2021.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about August 21st, 2020.

  • A total of 295 days have passed since this date.
  • 42 weeks have passed.
  • 25,488,000 seconds have passed since the August 21st, 2020.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 29,736,000 times.
  • Since August 21st, 2020, the earth has travelled approximately 13,151,808,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 4,248,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 2,191,968 steps. That's about 974 miles!
  • Since this date, 305,856 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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