On This Day

What Happened on August 14, 2020

Historical Events

  • Joshua Cheptegei of Uganda breaks Ethiopian legend Kenenisa Bekele‚Äôs 16-year-old 5,000m world record with a run of 12:35.36 at the Diamond League meet in Monaco

Famous Deaths

  • Angela Buxton, English tennis player (French C'ships, Wimbledon women's doubles 1956 [with Althea Gibson]), dies at 85
  • Herb Orvis, American College Football Hall of Fame defensive tackle (University of Colorado; NFL: Detroit Lions, Baltimore Colts), dies at 73
  • James R. Thompson, American politician, (longest serving Governor of Illinois, 1977-91), dies at 84
  • Julian Bream, English classical guitarist and lutenist, dies at 87
  • Thomas Forsyth, Scottish soccer defender (22 caps; Motherwell, Rangers), dies at 71
2020 Highlights

About August 14, 2020

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 11 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo