On This Day

What Happened on August 9, 2020

Historical Events

  • Brazil passes 100,000 COVID-19 deaths, the world's 2nd highest, with over 3 million recorded cases

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Disputed Belarusian presidential election sees long time dictator Alexander Lukashenko officially win 80% of the votes but unofficially lose 60-70% of the votes to main opposition candidate Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya. Sparks widespread protests in Belarus and international condemnation.

Human Rights Activist and Politician Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya
Human Rights Activist and Politician
Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya
Dictator and 1st President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko
Dictator and 1st President of Belarus
Alexander Lukashenko
  • New Zealand marks 100 days without community transmission of COVID-19
  • PGA Championship Men's Golf, TPC Harding Park: 23 year old American Collin Morikawa fires final round 64 (-6) to win his first major title by 2 strokes from Paul Casey of England

Famous Deaths

  • Martin Birch, British sound engineer and record producer (Whitesnake; Iron Maiden), dies at 71 [1]
2020 Highlights

About August 9, 2020

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

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo