On This Day

What Happened on September 8, 2020

Historical Events

  • Moria refugee camp, Europe's biggest migrant camp burns down on the Greek island of Lesbos, leaving 13,000 without shelter
  • Two ex-Myanmar soldiers testify they were ordered to rape and kill Muslim Rohingya villagers, 1st public confession of army-directed crimes against Rohingya [1]

Famous Deaths

  • Alfred Riedl, Austrian soccer striker (4 caps; Austria Wien, Standard Li├Ęge) and manager (Austria, Liechtenstein, Vietnam, Palestine, Laos, Indonesia), dies at 70
  • Gene A. Budig, American baseball executive (last American League [AL] president 1994-99), dies from liver disease at 81
  • Ronald Harwood, South African playwright and screenwriter (The Dresser), dies at 85
  • Simeon Coxe, American songwriter, singer and psychedelic synthesizer player (Silver Apples), dies of pulmonary fibrosis at 82 [1]
2020 Highlights

About September 8, 2020

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 10 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Virgo