On This Day

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)

Electoral defeatElection 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

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Snooker Player Ronnie O'Sullivan
Snooker Player
Ronnie O'Sullivan

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
2020 Highlights

About August 16, 2020

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 1 month and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo