Historical Events In April - 20
Wednesday, 08 July 2020
1941 On this day in history barend ter Haar, Dutch lawyer, dies in Buchenwald at 49
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 April - 20.
1944 Dutch Communist Party-resistance fighter John Postma sentence to death on April - 20.
1945 On this day in history hitler commits suicide after U.S. troops occupy Munich.
1945 Soviet troops enter Berlin on this day in history.
1945 US 7th army captured German city of Nuremberg on April - 20.
1945 Cleveland Browns organization formed by Arthur "Mickey" McBride on this day in history.
1946 On April - 20 the first baseball broadcast in Chicago, Cards vs Cubs
1946 1st baseball broadcast in Chicago, Cards vs Cubs on this day in history.
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 April - 20.
1947 Frederik IX becomes king of Denmark on April - 20.
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 April - 20.
1948 NYC hikes subway fare from 5 cents to 10 cents on this day in history.
1949 On this day in history 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"
1949 On this day in history jockey Bill Shoemaker wins his first race, in Albany, California
1949 The birth of Jessica Lange American actress on this day in history.
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 Balt's Memorial Stadium opens on April - 20.
1951 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak on this day in history.
1953 On this day in history 57th Boston Marathon won by Keizo Yamada of Japan in 2:18:51
1953 On April - 20 erich Weinert, writer, dies at 62
1954 On this day in history "Golden Apple" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 125 performances
1955 "Saint of Bleecker St" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 92 perfs on this day in history.
1956 Jaap Vranken, organist/composer (Stabat mater), dies on this day in history.
1957 On April - 20 john Kelley, the first American since 1945, wins the Boston Marathon
1957 On April - 20 61st Boston Marathon won by John J Kelley of Conn in 2:20:05
1958 On April - 20 buses replace Key System trains at 3 AM
1958 On April - 20 montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins 4 games to 2 for the Stanley Cup
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 On this day in history revolt in the South African country of Angola