Historical Events In April - 20
Friday, 26 February 2021
1941 Barend ter Haar, Dutch lawyer, dies in Buchenwald at 49 on this day in history.
1942 German occupiers forbids Dutch access to their beach on this day in history.
1943 Braves manager Casey Stengel is struck by a taxi, fractures a leg on this day in history.
1944 On this day in history dutch Communist Party-resistance fighter John Postma sentence to death
1945 On this day in history hitler commits suicide after U.S. troops occupy Munich.
1945 On this day in history soviet troops enter Berlin
1945 On this day in history uS 7th army captured German city of Nuremberg
1945 Cleveland Browns organization formed by Arthur "Mickey" McBride on this day in history.
1946 On this day in history the first baseball broadcast in Chicago, Cards vs Cubs
1946 On April - 20 1st baseball broadcast in Chicago, Cards vs Cubs
1947 Comedian Fred Allen of " Allení s Alley" fame didní t find things so funny when censors cut him off the air during his radio broadcast on this day in history.
1947 Frederik IX becomes king of Denmark on this day in history.
1947 On April - 20 christian X, king of Denmark (1912-47), dies at 76
1948 Walter P Reuther UAW pres shot & wounded at his home in Detroit on this day in history.
1948 On this day in history nYC hikes subway fare from 5 cents to 10 cents
1949 Dr. Arthur Compton of the University of Washington made a surprising statement in Boston, MA. He said,"College athletic coaches are responsible for the failure of efforts to reform sports and make sports an important part of education" on this day in history.
1949 Jockey Bill Shoemaker wins his first race, in Albany, California on April - 20.
1949 On April - 20 the birth of Jessica Lange American actress
1949 Willie Shoemaker won his first race as a jockey aboard Shafter V at Golden Gate Fields in Albany, CA, not far from San Francisco on April - 20.
1949 Jockey Bill Shoemaker wins his 1st race, in Albany, California on April - 20.
1950 On April - 20 r C Cameron discovers asteroid #1575 Winifred
1950 On this day in history balt's Memorial Stadium opens
1951 On this day in history uS performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
1953 On April - 20 57th Boston Marathon won by Keizo Yamada of Japan in 2:18:51
1953 Erich Weinert, writer, dies at 62 on this day in history.
1954 On April - 20 "Golden Apple" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 125 performances
1955 "Saint of Bleecker St" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 92 perfs on April - 20.
1956 On this day in history jaap Vranken, organist/composer (Stabat mater), dies
1957 On this day in history john Kelley, the first American since 1945, wins the Boston Marathon
1957 61st Boston Marathon won by John J Kelley of Conn in 2:20:05 on this day in history.
1958 Buses replace Key System trains at 3 AM on this day in history.
1958 Montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins 4 games to 2 for the Stanley Cup on April - 20.
1959 "Desilu Playhouse" on CBS-TV presented a two-part show titled, "The Untouchables" starting this night. Robert Stack starred in the program and became a major television star when "The Untouchables" become a weekly network series in the fall of 1959 on April - 20.
1961 Revolt in the South African country of Angola on April - 20.