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Historical Events In April - 20

Tuesday, 09 March 2021

1961  On April - 20 the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) gave approval for FM stereo broadcasting  

1962  On this day in history jesse G Vincent engineer designed first V-12 engine, dies at 82  

1962  On April - 20 nASA civilian pilot Neil A Armstrong takes X-15 to 63,250 m  

1962  New Orleans Citizens Co gives free 1-way ride to blacks to move North on this day in history.  

1962  Arthur Harmat, composer, dies at 76 on April - 20.  

1964  86% of black students boycott Cleveland schools on April - 20.  

1965  Richard Wessell actor (Carney-Riverboat), dies at 54 on this day in history.  

1965  On April - 20 dick Wessel, dies of heart attack on 52nd birthday  

1967  US planes bomb Haiphong for first time during the Vietnam War on April - 20.  

1967  On this day in history uS Surveyor 3 lands on Moon  

1968  On April - 20 pierre Elliott Trudeau sworn-in as Canada's PM  

1968  Marion Weeks, singer/actress, dies of stroke at 81 on April - 20.  

1969  Ken Harrelson just about quit major-league baseball this day. Harrelson was being traded from the Boston Red Sox, an American League contender, to the Cleveland Indians, a perennial American League non-contender on April - 20.  

1971  Barbra Striesand records "We've Only Just Begun" on April - 20.  

1971  On April - 20 uS Supreme Court upholds use of busing to achieve racial desegregation  

1971  Cecil Parker, actor (Court Jester, Operation Snafu), dies at 73 on this day in history.  

1972  Apollo 16's Young & Duke land on Moon with Boeing Lunar Rover #2 on this day in history.  

1973  On this day in history canadian ANIK A2 becomes first commercial satellite in orbit  

1973  Robert Armstrong, actor (Fall Guy, Exposed), dies at 82 on this day in history.  

1974  Agnes Moorehead actress (Endora-Bewitched), dies at 67 on this day in history.  

1974  On this day in history paul McCartney releases "Band on the Run"  

1974  Agnes Moorehead, actress (Endora-Bewitched), dies at 67 on this day in history.  

1976  On April - 20 george Harrison sings the lumberjack song with Monty Python  

1977  A R Klemola discovers asteroid #2261 on April - 20.  

1977  On April - 20 ottawa starts $41 million program to upgrade the East Coast fishery.  

1977  On April - 20 supreme Court rules "Live Free or Die" may be covered on NH licenses  

1977  Woody Allen's film "Annie Hall" premiers on this day in history.  

1977  On this day in history bryan Foy, director/writer, dies at 80  

1979  Johnny Carson was said to be leaving "The Tonight Show". Newspapers around the country gave details about why the comedian and late-night host was said to be unhappy after 17 years on the show on this day in history.  

1979  Peter Donald, host (Masquerade Party), dies at 60 on this day in history.  

1981  On this day in history final performance of TV show "Soap" airs  

1981  Rocker Papa John Phillips arrested for drug possession on April - 20.  

1982  On April - 20 businessman Peter Pocklington held hostage in his home for almost 12 hours by a gunman demanding $1 million  

1982  Andrew Sandham, cricketer (325 Eng 1930, 879 runs in 14 Tests), dies on April - 20.  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 20

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0702  On this day in history birth of jafar Sadiq, Muslim scholar (d. 765)  

1442  Edward IV, King (England, 1461-83) was born on this day in history.  

1494  On April - 20 birth of john Agricola, [Schneider], German theologist/prime minister  

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

1592  On this day in history birth of john Eliot, St Germans Cornwall, English MP/author  

1594  On this day in history birth of matthaus Apelles von Lowenstern, composer  

1633  Emperor Go-Komyo of Japan (d. 1654) was born on this day in history.  

1646  Charles Plumier, French botanist (d. 1704) was born on this day in history.  

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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  On April - 20 death of richard de Clare, 2nd Earl of Pembroke, English soldier (b. 1130)  

1314  On April - 20 clement V, [Bertrand Got], pope (1305-14) move papacy to Avignon, dies  

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

1521  Death of Zhengde, Emperor of China (b. 1491) on April - 20.  

1534  On this day in history elizabeth Barton, [St Magd van Kent], British prophet, dies  

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

1632  On this day in history death of nicolas Antione, converted to Judiasm, burned at the stake  

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