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August 31st, 2020.

August 31st, 2020, was a Monday. It was day 244 of 2020. The decade was the 2020s.

9 months and 12 days have passed since August 31st, 2020.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Virgo.

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "The New Mutants" was at the top of the box office on August 31st, 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 31st, 2020.

  • Chadwick Boseman dies at the age of 43.

    Chadwick Boseman dies at the age of 43.

    On August 28th, 2020, actor Chadwick Boseman passed away from cancer at the age of 43. His death came as a shock to many, as he had kept his cancer diagnosis private.

  • Kyle Rittenhouse.

    Kyle Rittenhouse.

    At the end of August, 2020, 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse shot two people dead during civil unrest in Kenosha, Wisconsin. He was later charged with murder.

  • 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 12 days have passed since August 31st, 2020.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 36 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 1598828400.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around August 31st, 2020.

  • 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.
  • August 21st, 2020: Serial killer Joseph James DeAngelo (EARONS) is sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
  • 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.
  • This date: August 31st, 2020
  • 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.
  • September 22nd, 2020: Ellen DeGeneres apologizes for creating a "hostile working environment" for staff members on her show.
  • September 29th, 2020: The global death toll from Covid-19 exceeds 1 million.
  • September 30th, 2020: Watts family murders: The true crime documentary "American Murder: The Family Next Door" is released on Netflix.

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 31st, 2020, will have the star sign Virgo.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Leo.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • 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 31st, 2020 falls under the Bear.
  • 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 31st, 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 31st of August.

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 31st of August.

  • Late Summer Bank Holiday (UK)

US President.

Donald Trump was the President of the United States on August 31st, 2020.

UK Prime Minister.

Boris Johnson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 31st, 2020.

Irish Taoiseach.

Micheál Martin was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on August 31st, 2020 was most likely conceived around the 22nd of November, 2019.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 31st, 2020 is close to the 10th of June, 2021.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about August 31st, 2020.

  • A total of 285 days have passed since this date.
  • 40 weeks have passed.
  • 24,624,000 seconds have passed since the August 31st, 2020.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 28,728,000 times.
  • Since August 31st, 2020, the earth has travelled approximately 12,705,984,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 4,104,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 2,117,664 steps. That's about 941 miles!
  • Since this date, 295,488 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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