On This Day

What Happened on August 4, 2020

Historical Events

  • COVID-19 infection spike forces a return to lockdown in Manila and surrounding provinces in the Philippines, affecting 27 million people as cases pass 100,000
  • Huge explosions at the port of Beirut, Lebanon, kill more than 200 and leaves over 6,000 thousand people injured
  • UN says COVID-19 pandemic has created biggest educational disruption in history affecting nearly 1.6 million students in 190 countries, 94% worldwide

Famous Deaths

  • Willie Hunter, Scottish soccer forward (3 caps; Motherwell) and manager (Queen of the South, Inverness Caledonian), dies at 80
2020 Highlights

About August 4, 2020

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 1 month and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo