This Day in History on 20 August
The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including that of the IAS Exam.
On this page, we will list all historical events that have occurred on 20 August. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.
2012 – A prison riot in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, kills at least 20 people
2014 – Seventy-two people are killed in Japan’s Hiroshima Prefecture by a series of landslides caused by a month’s worth of rain that fell in one day.
2016 – Fifty-four people are killed when a suicide bomber detonates himself at a Kurdish wedding party in Gaziantep, Turkey.
1896 – Gostha Pal, Indian footballer (d. 1976)
1940 – Rex Sellers, Indian-Australian cricketer
1944 – Rajiv Gandhi, Indian lawyer and politician, 6th Prime Minister of India (d. 1991)
1946 – N. R. Narayana Murthy, Indian businessman, co-founded Infosys
Death/ Death Anniversary
1939 – Agnes Giberne, Indian-English astronomer and author (b. 1845)
2011 – Ram Sharan Sharma, Indian historian and academic (b. 1919)
2013 – Narendra Dabholkar, Indian author and activist (b. 1945)
2014 – B. K. S. Iyengar, Indian yoga instructor and author, founded Iyengar Yoga (b. 1918)