What Happened on August 20, 2013

Historical Events

Film Premiere

"One Direction: This Is Us" 3D concert film of One Direction directed by Morgan Spurlock premieres in London

  • 9 Islamist militants are killed by Russian police in North Caucasus

Famous Weddings

Maximilian Schell

Actor Maximilian Schell (82) weds opera singer Iva Mihanovic (35) in Carinthia, Austria

Famous Deaths

  • Elmore Leonard, American author (Glitz, Mr Majestyk, Touch, 52 Pick-Up), dies from complications from a stroke at 87
  • Marian McPartland, British jazz pianist, and radio host (Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz), dies at 95
  • Richard Angas, British operatic bass singer (English National Opera, 1980-2000), dies at 71

About August 20, 2013

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 9 years, 9 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Leo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. + Pharrell
  • UK #1 Song: Burn - Ellie Goulding