What Happened On 20th August 1988 In History

August 20th (1988) was a Saturday. It's the 232nd day of the year (233rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 133 days left to the end of the year.

Historical Events for 20th August, 1988

  • » "Black Saturday" of the Yellowstone fires of 1988 e.g Yellowstone fire in Yellowstone National Park
  • » Peru becomes a member of the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works called Berne Convention copyright treaty.
  • » Iran–Iraq War: A ceasefire is agreed after almost eight years of war.
  • » The Troubles: Ballygawley bus bombing Eight British soldiers are killed and 28 wounded when their bus is hit by an Provisional Irish Republican Army IRA roadside bomb in Ballygawley, County Tyrone Ballygawley, County Tyrone.

Famous Birthdays on August 20 in 1988

  • » Jerryd Bayless, American basketball player
  • » Sarah R, Lotfi, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • » Ferhat Pehlivan, Turkish boxer
  • » Naathan Phan, Scottish magician and actor
  • » Nikki SooHoo, American actress
  • » José Zamora, Spanish footballer

August 20th Holidays in History

  • » Christian Calendar of saints or Feast Day:
  • » Bernard of Clairvaux
  • » Oswine of Deira
  • » Philibert of Jumièges
  • » William Booth or William and Catherine Booth
  • » August 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • » Indian Akshay Urja Day called Rajiv Gandhi Akshay Urja Diwas (India)
  • » List of national independence days e.g Restoration of Independence Day, re-declaration of the independence of Estonia from the Soviet Union in 1991.
  • » Public holidays in Morocco named Revolution of the King and People (Morocco)

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