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Historical Events In April - 20

Monday, 17 May 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 April - 20.  

1943  On April - 20 braves manager Casey Stengel is struck by a taxi, fractures a leg  

1944  On April - 20 dutch Communist Party-resistance fighter John Postma sentence to death  

1945  On April - 20 hitler commits suicide after U.S. troops occupy Munich.  

1945  Soviet troops enter Berlin on this day in history.  

1945  On April - 20 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 this day in history 1st baseball broadcast in Chicago, Cards vs Cubs  

1947  On April - 20 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.  

1947  On April - 20 frederik IX becomes king of Denmark  

1947  On this day in history 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  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  On this day in history jockey Bill Shoemaker wins his first race, in Albany, California  

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  R C Cameron discovers asteroid #1575 Winifred on April - 20.  

1950  On this day in history balt's Memorial Stadium opens  

1951  US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak on April - 20.  

1953  57th Boston Marathon won by Keizo Yamada of Japan in 2:18:51 on this day in history.  

1953  On this day in history erich Weinert, writer, dies at 62  

1954  "Golden Apple" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 125 performances on this day in history.  

1955  On this day in history "Saint of Bleecker St" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 92 perfs  

1956  On this day in history jaap Vranken, organist/composer (Stabat mater), dies  

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  Buses replace Key System trains at 3 AM on this day in history.  

1958  On this day in history montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins 4 games to 2 for the Stanley Cup  

1959  On this day in history "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.  

1961  On this day in history revolt in the South African country of Angola  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 20

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0702  Jafar Sadiq, Muslim scholar (d. 765) was born on this day in history.  

1442  On April - 20 birth of edward IV, King (England, 1461-83)  

1494  John Agricola, [Schneider], German theologist/prime minister was born on this day in history.  

1586  On this day in history birth of saint Rose of Lima, Peruvian saint (d. 1617)  

1592  John Eliot, St Germans Cornwall, English MP/author was born on April - 20.  

1594  Matthaus Apelles von Lowenstern, composer was born on April - 20.  

1633  Emperor Go-Komyo of Japan (d. 1654) was born on April - 20.  

1646  On April - 20 birth of charles Plumier, French botanist (d. 1704)  

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Famous Deaths In April - 20

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1164  Victor IV, [Ottaviano Montecello], Italian antipope (1159-64), dies on this day in history.  

1176  Death of Richard de Clare, 2nd Earl of Pembroke, English soldier (b. 1130) on this day in history.  

1314  On this day in history clement V, [Bertrand Got], pope (1305-14) move papacy to Avignon, dies  

1317  On April - 20 agnes van Montepulciano, Italian mystic/saint, dies  

1521  On April - 20 death of zhengde, Emperor of China (b. 1491)  

1534  Elizabeth Barton, [St Magd van Kent], British prophet, dies on April - 20.  

1558  Death of Johannes Bugenhagen, German reformer (b. 1485) on this day in history.  

1632  Death of Nicolas Antione, converted to Judiasm, burned at the stake on April - 20.  

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