What Happened on August 16, 2020

Historical Events

  • At least 17 people killed in attack on beach resort in Mogadishu, Somalia, by al-Shabab group
  • Biggest protests in Thailand in six years as 10,000 people demonstrate in Bangkok for reforms of the government and the monarchy
  • Japan's economy, the world's third largest, posts its worst-ever decline, falling 7.8% (April-June quarter)

Election of Interest

Largest-ever demonstration in Belarus as 100,000 people gather in Minsk to protest against controversial election results and regime of Alexander Lukashenko

Sports History

World Snooker Championship, Crucible Theatre, Sheffield: Englishman Ronnie O'Sullivan wins his 6th world title with an 18-8 win over countryman Kyren Wilson

2020 History

Famous Deaths

  • Chetan Chauhan, Indian cricket batsman (40 Tests @ 31.57), dies of COVID-19 at 73
  • Georg Volkert, German soccer striker (12 caps, FRG; 1. FC N├╝rnberg, Hamburger SV, VfB Stuttgart), dies from heart attack complications at 74
  • Tommy Carroll, Irish soccer defender (17 caps, Republic of Ireland; Ipswich Town), dies at 77

About August 16, 2020

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 2 years, 9 months and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

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