What Happened on August 23, 2020

Historical Events

  • British Open Women's Golf, Royal Troon GC: Sophia Popov of Germany claims her first Tour title by 2 strokes from Thailand's Jasmine Suwannapura; at #304, lowest ranked player to win a major
  • Indianapolis 500: 2017 champion Takuma Sato of Japan wins his 2nd title under yellow caution flag after a crash with 3 laps remaining
  • President Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway announces she is stepping away from the White House for family reasons

Sports History

UEFA Champions League Final, Lisbon: Kingsley Coman heads German giants Bayern Munich to the club's 6th crown in a 1-0 win over Paris St-Germain

Event of Interest

US black man Jacob Blake shot and injured by police in front of his children in Kenosha, Wisconsin, prompting violent protests

Republican Party

US Republican party convention begins by formally renominating Donald Trump for a second presidential term

2020 History

Famous Deaths

  • Charlie Persip, American jazz drummer (Dizzy Gillespie; The Jazz Statesmen; Billy Eckstine), dies at 91
  • Greg Montgomery, American NFL punter (Baltimore Ravens), dies at 55

About August 23, 2020

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

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

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