On This Day

What Happened on August 11, 2020

Historical Events


Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Belarus's opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya flees the country amid protests over the country's election results that returned President Alexander Lukashenko to power

Dictator and 1st President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko
Dictator and 1st President of Belarus
Alexander Lukashenko

Event of interestEvent of Interest

President Vladimir Putin in a propaganda stunt announces Russia has become the 1st country to grant regulatory approval to a Covid-19 vaccine, called “Sputnik V", despite no scientific data being published or phase 3 trials having even begun

Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President
Vladimir Putin

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

US Democratic candidate for President Joe Biden announces California Senator Kemala Harris is his running mate, the 1st woman of color selected by a major party

47th Vice President of the United States Joe Biden
47th Vice President of the United States
Joe Biden

Famous Deaths

  • Gordon J. Brand, English golfer (British Open 1986 runner-up), dies at 65
  • Sumner Redstone, American media mogul (ViacomCBS), dies at 97
  • Trini Lopez [Trinidad Lopez], Mexican American singer and guitarist (If I Had a Hammer), dies of COVID-19 at 83
2020 Highlights

About August 11, 2020

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 1 month and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo