On this Day August 20
1988 – Steve Winwood rules both the Billboard album chart and Hot 100 chart. “Roll With It” is the No. 1 album while the title track is the No. 1 single. His work garners Grammy nominations for Album of the Year and Record of the Year.
1977 – NASA launches the unmanned Voyager 2 spacecraft. This electronic “eye in the sky,” along with its companion Voyager I—set for blast-off two weeks later—still beams back new information about the final frontier of our solar system today.
1986 – The term “going postal” is established on this day after 44-year-old U.S. Postal Service employee Patrick Sherrill opens fire on coworkers in Edmund, Oklahoma. He shoots 20 people, killing 14 of them, before turning the gun on himself.
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Starring Tobey Maguire, Reese Witherspoon, Jeff Daniels and Joan Allen, and directed by Gary Ross