What Happened on August 18, 2020

Historical Events

Event of Interest

California Governor Gavin Newsom declares state of emergency as 27 fires burn across the state amid a continuing heat wave

Presidential Convention

Joe Biden is formally nominated as the Democratic party's presidential candidate during the second night of their 1st ever virtual convention

  • Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Ke├»ta resigns amid a military coup condemned by the UN Security Council
2020 History

Famous Deaths

  • Ben Cross, English actor (Chariots of Fire, Star Trek), dies at 72
  • Dale Hawerchuk, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame center (#1 pick NHL Draft 1981; Calder Trophy 1982; Canada Cup 1987, 91; Winnipeg Jets, Buffalo Sabres), dies from stomach cancer at 57
  • Glenn Bassett, American tennis coach (UCLA 1967-93; 7 x NCAA C'ships), dies at 93
  • Hal Singer, American jazz and R&B saxophonist ("Corn Bread"), dies at 100 [1]

About August 18, 2020

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 2 years, 7 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

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