What happened this day in history August 20, 1991

What are the important events that happened on August 20, 1991? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

August 20, 1991: Facts & Myths About This Day

August 20, 1991 is the 232nd day of the year 1991 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 133 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is August 7, 1991 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 682,646,400 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectatriacontadigon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a dollar every day starting at age 6, then by now that person has accumulated $8,119.00. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Leo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Peridot is the modern birthstone for this month. Diamond is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Sheep is the mythical animal and Metal is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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August 20, 1991 Historical Events

  • 1991
    Dissolution of the Soviet Union, August Coup: more than 100,000 people rally outside the Soviet Union’s parliament building protesting the coup aiming to depose President Mikhail Gorbachev.
  • 1991
    Estonia, annexed by the Soviet Union in 1940, issues a decision on the re-establishment of independence on the basis of historical continuity of her pre-World War II statehood.

Who were born on August 20, 1991?

  • 1991
    Marko Đoković, Serbian tennis player

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