August 20 in History
1939August 20, 1939: Orrin Tucker begins the recording of his most popular song titled "Oh, Johnny, Oh, Johnny, Oh!". It was originally composed by American singer, Abe Olman.
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1969August 20, 1969:
“Happy Heart”, an LP by American singer Andy Williams, gets a gold certification.
1973August 20, 1973:
American rock group, The Rolling Stones drops their hit single entitled "Angie". It would be the lead track of their album titled “Goats Head Soup”.
1979August 20, 1979:
American singer Bob Dylan unveils his 19th album under the name “Slow Train Coming”. The work is certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.
1990August 20, 1990:
“Graffiti Bridge”, the 12th album of American singer Prince, is released. It was issued under the Warner Bros. and Paisley Park record labels.
1991August 20, 1991:
American rock ensemble, ‘Spin Doctors’ drops their first studio album titled “Pocket Full of Kryptonite”. It includes songs like "Little Miss Can't Be Wrong" and "Two Princes".
2000August 20, 2000:
Tiger Woods, one of America’s favorite golfers, becomes the second player to win three majors in one calendar year. The first was Ben Hogan in 1953.
2008August 20, 2008:
Jamaican sprinter, Usain Bolt sets a new 200m record at the Olympic Games as he completes his race at a time of 19.30 minutes.
- August 20, 2008:
Larisa Ilchenko, a Russian swimmer, wins gold at the first edition of the women's 10k open water race at the Olympic Games.