On This Day

What Happened on August 20, 2013

Historical Events

Film Premier

"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
2013 Highlights

About August 20, 2013

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 8 years, 3 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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