Historical Events In April - 20
Tuesday, 03 August 2021
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 April - 20.
1943 On April - 20 braves manager Casey Stengel is struck by a taxi, fractures a leg
1944 Dutch Communist Party-resistance fighter John Postma sentence to death on April - 20.
1945 Hitler commits suicide after U.S. troops occupy Munich on April - 20.
1945 Soviet troops enter Berlin on this day in history.
1945 On April - 20 uS 7th army captured German city of Nuremberg
1945 On April - 20 cleveland Browns organization formed by Arthur "Mickey" McBride
1946 On this day in history the first baseball broadcast in Chicago, Cards vs Cubs
1946 1st baseball broadcast in Chicago, Cards vs Cubs on April - 20.
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 On this day in history frederik IX becomes king of Denmark
1947 Christian X, king of Denmark (1912-47), dies at 76 on this day in history.
1948 Walter P Reuther UAW pres shot & wounded at his home in Detroit on this day in history.
1948 On April - 20 nYC hikes subway fare from 5 cents to 10 cents
1949 On April - 20 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 Jockey Bill Shoemaker wins his first race, in Albany, California on April - 20.
1949 The birth of Jessica Lange American actress on April - 20.
1949 On this day in history willie Shoemaker won his first race as a jockey aboard Shafter V at Golden Gate Fields in Albany, CA, not far from San Francisco.
1949 Jockey Bill Shoemaker wins his 1st race, in Albany, California on April - 20.
1950 R C Cameron discovers asteroid #1575 Winifred on this day in history.
1950 Balt's Memorial Stadium opens on April - 20.
1951 On this day in history uS performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
1953 57th Boston Marathon won by Keizo Yamada of Japan in 2:18:51 on this day in history.
1953 On April - 20 erich Weinert, writer, dies at 62
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 this day in history.
1956 Jaap Vranken, organist/composer (Stabat mater), dies on April - 20.
1957 John Kelley, the first American since 1945, wins the Boston Marathon on April - 20.
1957 On this day in history 61st Boston Marathon won by John J Kelley of Conn in 2:20:05
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 this day in history.
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.