MySQL Error

I get this error:

#1064 - You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near '* FROM `temp_sa_tech` WHERE rkey < '2015-08-01'' at line 1

With this query: DELETE * FROM `temp_sa_tech` WHERE rkey < '2015-08-01'

The field rkey is varchar(20).

If even gives me an error if I do "select * from temp_sa_tech order by rkey desc.

Attached are a few rows.
Richard KortsBusiness Owner / Chief DeveloperAsked:
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Julian HansenCommented:
You don't use the * with DELETE

DELETE FROM `temp_sa_tech` WHERE rkey < '2015-08-01'

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The field rkey is varchar(20).
Are you sure - looks like a datetime?

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Richard KortsBusiness Owner / Chief DeveloperAuthor Commented:
Duuuuuuuuuh. I've only been working with MySQL for about 10 years.

I defined it as varchar(20) thinking I would need more data in it; it turns out it is effectively datetime.

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