August 20th, 2023

August 20th, 2023, was a Sunday. It was Day 232 of 2023. The decade was the 2020s.

1 month and 8 days have passed since August 20th, 2023.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.

On This Day

What happened on this date?

Notable events that occurred on August 20th, 2023.

  • Russia's Luna-25 space craft crashes into the moon.
  • Storm Hilary hits California and Mexico.
  • Spanish FA president Luis Rubiales is widely criticized for kissing Jennifer Hermoso on the World Cup trophy podium.
  • Spain win the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup after defeating England 1-0 in the final.


Basic facts and information about this date:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 1 month and 8 days have passed since August 20th, 2023.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 33 of 2023.
  • Leap Year: 2023 is not a leap year.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1692486000.

Personality traits.

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Around this time.

Notable events that happened close to August 20th, 2023.

  • July 21st, 2023: The film "Barbie", starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling, is released in movie theaters.
  • July 21st, 2023: The movie "Oppenheimer" is released.
  • July 21st, 2023: Singer Tony Bennett dies at the age of 96.
  • July 21st, 2023: It is reported that Ariana Grande is dating her married "Wicked" co-star, Ethan Slater.
  • July 23rd, 2023: Elon Musk says that he will be rebranding Twitter as "X".
  • July 24th, 2023: Elon Musk replaces Twitter's blue bird logo with an "X".
  • July 24th, 2023: Carlee Russell admits to lying about her abduction story.
  • July 26th, 2023: It is announced that Irish singer Sinéad O'Connor has died at the age of 56.
  • July 26th, 2023: Senior Republican Mitch McConnell freezes mid-sentence while speaking at a conference.
  • July 26th, 2023: Eagles co-founder Randy Meisner dies at the age of 77.
  • July 26th, 2023: Whistleblower David Grusch claims that the United States is concealing a "multi-decade" program that captures UFOs.
  • July 26th, 2023: Actor Kevin Spacey is found not guilty of sexual offences against four men.
  • July 26th, 2023: A coup d'état occurs in Niger.
  • July 27th, 2023: Ukraine recaptures the village of Staromaiorske.
  • July 27th, 2023: The European Central Bank increases interest rates for the ninth time in a year.
  • July 27th, 2023: The US Federal Reserve raises interest rates for the 11th time since March 2022.
  • July 27th, 2023: Soccer: David Silva announces his retirement.
  • July 27th, 2023: Soccer: Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson signs for Saudi Pro League club Al-Ettifaq.
  • July 28th, 2023: Carlee Russell is charged in connection with her kidnapping hoax.
  • July 28th, 2023: The 2023 Emmy Awards are postponed due to the Hollywood actors and writers strike.
  • July 28th, 2023: Calvin Harris and Sam Smith release the song "Desire".
  • July 28th, 2023: Travis Scott releases his album "Utopia".
  • July 29th, 2023: A federal judge dismisses Donald Trump's $475 million defamation lawsuit against CNN.
  • July 31st, 2023: It is announced that actor Paul Reubens (Pee-wee Herman) has died from cancer at the age of 70.
  • July 31st, 2023: Euphoria actor Angus Cloud is found dead at the age of 25.
  • August 1st, 2023: Donald Trump is indicted over his attempts to overturn the 2020 US presidential election.
  • August 1st, 2023: Singer Lizzo is accused of sexual harassment and weight-shaming by her former backup dancers.
  • August 2nd, 2023: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife announce that they are separating after 18 years of marriage.
  • August 3rd, 2023: Donald Trump pleads not guilty to election conspiracy charges.
  • August 3rd, 2023: Lizzo rejects allegations that she discriminated against former employees on the basis of their weight.
  • August 4th, 2023: West African military chiefs say they have plans for a possible intervention in Niger.
  • August 4th, 2023: It is reported that the world's oceans have set a new surface temperature record.
  • August 4th, 2023: A Romanian court lifts Andrew Tate's house arrest.
  • August 4th, 2023: Long Island serial killer victim "Fire Island Jane Doe" is identified as Karen Vergata after 27 years.
  • August 4th, 2023: Doja Cat releases the song "Paint the Town Red".
  • August 5th, 2023: A large riverboat brawl in Montgomery, Alabama, goes viral on the Internet.
  • August 5th, 2023: Boxing: Jake Paul defeats Nate Diaz.
  • August 6th, 2023: 30 people are killed after a passenger train called the Hazara Express derails in Pakistan.
  • August 8th, 2023: Oliver Anthony releases the song "Rich Men North of Richmond".
  • August 9th, 2023: Ecuadorian presidential candidate Fernando Villavicencio is assassinated at a political rally.
  • August 9th, 2023: At least 36 people are killed after wildfires sweep through Lahaina in Hawaii.
  • August 9th, 2023: A man suspected of threatening US President Joe Biden is shot dead by the FBI in Utah.
  • August 11th, 2023: The death toll from the wildfires in Lahaina, Hawaii, reaches 80.
  • August 12th, 2023: Soccer: Harry Kane joins Bayern Munich.
  • August 12th, 2023: Boxing: Anthony Joshua knocks out Robert Helenius.
  • August 14th, 2023: Georgia charges Donald Trump with trying to overturn the 2020 US presidential election.
  • August 14th, 2023: Soccer: Brighton midfielder Moisés Caicedo joins Chelsea.
  • August 15th, 2023: Soccer: Neymar joins Saudi Pro League side Al Hilal.
  • August 16th, 2023: Britney Spears and her husband, Sam Asghari, separate after 14 months of marriage.
  • August 17th, 2023: Mortgage rates in the United States reach their highest level in 21 years.
  • August 18th, 2023: Former nurse Lucy Letby is found guilty of murdering seven babies at the Countess of Chester Hospital in England.
  • This date: August 20th, 2023
  • August 21st, 2023: Soccer: Manchester United confirm that Mason Greenwood is leaving the club due to the previous rape allegations that he was facing.
  • August 21st, 2023: Hawaii wildfires: It is confirmed that 114 people are dead and 850 people are still missing.
  • August 23rd, 2023: India's Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft lands on the south pole of the Moon.
  • August 23rd, 2023: Wagner boss Yevgeny Prigozhin is killed in a plane crash.
  • August 23rd, 2023: Donald Trump skips the Republican nomination debate.
  • August 23rd, 2023: Rudy Giuliani surrenders to authorities in Georgia over his 2020 election indictment charges.
  • August 23rd, 2023: Wrestling legend Terry Funk passes away at the age of 79.
  • August 24th, 2023: Japan begins to release wastewater from the Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean.
  • August 24th, 2023: WWE wrestler Bray Wyatt dies of a heart attack at the age of 36.
  • August 24th, 2023: Donald Trump surrenders to authorities in Georgia over his 2020 election indictment charges.
  • August 24th, 2023: American actress Arleen Sorkin passes away at the age of 67.
  • August 25th, 2023: Spanish FA president Luis Rubiales refuses to resign for kissing Jennifer Hermoso.
  • August 26th, 2023: "The Price Is Right" host Bob Barker dies at the age of 99.
  • August 26th, 2023: Boxing: Oleksandr Usyk defeats Daniel Dubois with a 9th round technical knockout.
  • August 27th, 2023: Samuel Wurzelbacher (Joe the Plumber) dies from pancreatic cancer at the age of 49.
  • August 30th, 2023: Hurricane Idalia hits Florida.
  • August 30th, 2023: Gabon President Ali Bongo Ondimba is deposed by a military coup.
  • August 30th, 2023: Utah family YouTuber Ruby Franke is arrested on child abuse charges.
  • August 31st, 2023: Donald Trump pleads not guilty to charges that he led a criminal conspiracy to overturn the 2020 election.
  • August 31st, 2023: At least 74 people are killed after a fire engulfs an abandoned building in Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • August 31st, 2023: Convicted murderer Danelo Cavalcante escapes from Chester County Prison in Pennsylvania.
  • September 1st, 2023: Soccer: Mason Greenwood moves to Getafe.
  • September 1st, 2023: It is announced that Egyptian businessman Mohamed Al Fayed has died at the age of 94.
  • September 1st, 2023: Musician Jimmy Buffett passes away at the age of 76.
  • September 2nd, 2023: Burning Man attendees are left stranded due to heavy rains.
  • September 2nd, 2023: Wrestling: AEW releases CM Punk from his contract following a backstage altercation.
  • September 3rd, 2023: Soccer: A man is arrested for allegedly assaulting Sky Sports pundit Roy Keane.
  • September 3rd, 2023: Max Verstappen claims a record 10th consecutive Formula 1 victory at the Italian Grand Prix.
  • September 4th, 2023: Smash Mouth singer Steve Harwell dies from liver failure at the age of 56.
  • September 4th, 2023: Soccer: Antony is removed from Brazil's squad following allegations of domestic violence against his ex-girlfriend.
  • September 5th, 2023: Joe Jonas files for divorce from Sophie Turner.
  • September 5th, 2023: Attorneys representing Alex Murdaugh accuse the Clerk of Court of jury tampering.
  • September 5th, 2023: "Tube Girl" begins to go viral on TikTok.
  • September 6th, 2023: Mexico's Supreme Court decriminalizes abortion.
  • September 6th, 2023: Terror suspect Daniel Khalife escapes from HMP Wandsworth in London, England.
  • September 6th, 2023: The video game "Starfield" is released.
  • September 7th, 2023: That '70s Show actor Danny Masterson (Hyde) is sentenced to 30 years in prison for rape.
  • September 7th, 2023: Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary is hit in the face with a cream pie in Brussels.
  • September 7th, 2023: The Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon is accused of creating a toxic workplace environment and abusing his staff.
  • September 8th, 2023: The Rugby World Cup begins in France.
  • September 8th, 2023: More than 2,600 people are killed after a 6.8-magnitude earthquake strikes Morocco.
  • September 8th, 2023: Elon Musk says that he refused to give Ukraine access to his Starlink network over Crimea to prevent a "major act of war".
  • September 8th, 2023: French President Emmanuel Macron is heavily booed during his opening speech at the Rugby World Cup.
  • September 9th, 2023: Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis issue an apology for writing letters in support of co-star Danny Masterson ahead of his sentencing.
  • September 9th, 2023: Fugitive Daniel Khalife is arrested in London.
  • September 9th, 2023: Police in the Netherlands use water cannons and arrest 2,400 climate change protesters who were blocking the A12 highway into The Hague.
  • September 9th, 2023: UFC 293: Sean Strickland beats Israel Adesanya.
  • September 10th, 2023: Spanish FA president Luis Rubiales announces that he will be resigning.
  • September 11th, 2023: Soccer: Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba is provisionally suspended from playing due to an anti-doping offence.
  • September 12th, 2023: American explorer Mark Dickey is rescued from one of Turkey's deepest caves.
  • September 12th, 2023: EU laws force Apple to replace its iPhone lightning charger with a USB-C charger.
  • September 12th, 2023: Thousands of people are killed in floods in Libya.
  • September 12th, 2023: Federal charges are brought against five former Memphis police officers over the death of Tyre Nichols.
  • September 12th, 2023: An investigation is launched after a Seattle police officer is filmed saying that a woman killed by a police car "had limited value".
  • September 12th, 2023: 56 people die in an apartment building fire in Hanoi, Vietnam.
  • September 12th, 2023: The game engine "Unity" announces a controversial plan to charge developers a runtime fee.
  • September 12th, 2023: NFL: It is confirmed that New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers has a complete tear of his Achilles tendon.
  • September 13th, 2023: Escaped murderer Danelo Cavalcante is captured following a manhunt.
  • September 14th, 2023: France announces plans to ban disposable vapes.
  • September 14th, 2023: The European Central Bank raises interest rates to a record high to curb inflation.
  • September 14th, 2023: Hunter Biden is indicted on federal gun charges.
  • September 14th, 2023: NASA says that the study of UFOs will require new scientific techniques and technology.
  • September 15th, 2023: The film "Dumb Money" is released.
  • September 15th, 2023: Nearly 13,000 workers walk out of three auto plants in Michigan, Missouri, and Ohio due to a pay dispute.
  • September 15th, 2023: Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis resign from their anti-child abuse charity amid criticism of their defense of former co-star and convicted rapist Danny Masterson.
  • September 16th, 2023: English comedian and actor Russell Brand is accused of rape, sexual assault, and abuse.
  • September 16th, 2023: Libya floods: The death toll rises to 11,300 in Derna.
  • September 17th, 2023: The Greater Nile Petroleum Oil Company Tower in Sudan is engulfed in flames.
  • September 17th, 2023: Ukraine's generals claim that they have broken through Russia's first line of defenses in the south.
  • September 17th, 2023: Actress Halle Berry criticizes rapper Drake for using a "slime" photograph of her without permission.
  • September 17th, 2023: An F-35 fighter jet goes missing in South Carolina after the pilot ejects due to a "mishap".
  • September 18th, 2023: Iran and the United States hold a prisoner swap.
  • September 18th, 2023: Japan says that one in 10 of its residents are now 80 years of age or older.
  • September 18th, 2023: Further women come forward with allegations about Russell Brand.
  • September 18th, 2023: Canada accuses India of killing Canadian Sikh activist Hardeep Singh Nijjar.
  • September 18th, 2023: Former NFL player Sergio Brown is reported missing after his mother is found dead in Maywood, Illinois.
  • September 19th, 2023: YouTube suspends the monetization of Russell Brand's channel amid allegations that he raped and sexually abused multiple women.
  • September 19th, 2023: Elon Musk suggests that X (Twitter) may start charging all users a subscription fee.
Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 20th, 2023, will have the star sign Leo.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2023 is the year of the Rabbit (Yin Fire).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 8.
  • Native American Zodiac: August 20th, 2023 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.

Popular toys and games in 2023.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 2023.

The PlayStation 5
The PlayStation 5

The Xbox Series X
The Xbox Series X

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on August 20th.

Ron Paul

US politician.
Born on August 20th, 1935
He turned 88 on this day in 2023.

Slobodan Milošević

Yugoslav and Serbian politician. Deceased
Born on August 20th, 1941
He was not alive on this date.

Robert Plant

Born on August 20th, 1948
He turned 75 on this day in 2023.

Phil Lynott

Irish musician. Deceased
Born on August 20th, 1949
He was not alive on this date.

Dimebag Darrell

Musician. Deceased
Born on August 20th, 1966
He was not alive on this date.

Fred Durst

Born on August 20th, 1970
He turned 53 on this day in 2023.

Demi Lovato

Born on August 20th, 1992
She turned 31 on this day in 2023.


US President.

Joe Biden was the President of the United States on August 20th, 2023.


UK Prime Minister.

Rishi Sunak 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 20th, 2023 was most likely conceived around November 27th, 2022.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 20th, 2023 is close to May 12th, 2024.

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Stats for August 20th, 2023

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about August 20th, 2023.

  • 39 days have passed since this date.
  • 5 weeks have passed.
  • 3,369,600 seconds have passed since August 20th, 2023.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 3,931,200 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 1,738,713,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 561,600 times.
  • You have taken approximately 289,786 steps. That's roughly 129 miles!
  • Since this date, 40,435 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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