On This Day

What Happened on August 18, 2020

Historical Events

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

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

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

47th Vice President of the United States Joe Biden
47th Vice President of the United States
Joe Biden
  • Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Ke├»ta resigns amid a military coup condemned by the UN Security Council

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
2020 Highlights

About August 18, 2020

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 1 month and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo