Historical Events In April - 20
Friday, 03 July 2020
1961 On this day in history 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 NASA civilian pilot Neil A Armstrong takes X-15 to 63,250 m on April - 20.
1962 New Orleans Citizens Co gives free 1-way ride to blacks to move North on April - 20.
1962 On this day in history arthur Harmat, composer, dies at 76
1964 86% of black students boycott Cleveland schools on April - 20.
1965 Richard Wessell actor (Carney-Riverboat), dies at 54 on April - 20.
1965 On this day in history 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 Pierre Elliott Trudeau sworn-in as Canada's PM on this day in history.
1968 Marion Weeks, singer/actress, dies of stroke at 81 on April - 20.
1969 On April - 20 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
1971 On this day in history barbra Striesand records "We've Only Just Begun"
1971 On this day in history uS Supreme Court upholds use of busing to achieve racial desegregation
1971 On this day in history cecil Parker, actor (Court Jester, Operation Snafu), dies at 73
1972 On April - 20 apollo 16's Young & Duke land on Moon with Boeing Lunar Rover #2
1973 On this day in history canadian ANIK A2 becomes first commercial satellite in orbit
1973 On this day in history robert Armstrong, actor (Fall Guy, Exposed), dies at 82
1974 Agnes Moorehead actress (Endora-Bewitched), dies at 67 on April - 20.
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 this day in history george Harrison sings the lumberjack song with Monty Python
1977 A R Klemola discovers asteroid #2261 on this day in history.
1977 On this day in history 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 On April - 20 woody Allen's film "Annie Hall" premiers
1977 Bryan Foy, director/writer, dies at 80 on April - 20.
1979 On April - 20 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
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 On this day in history rocker Papa John Phillips arrested for drug possession
1982 Businessman Peter Pocklington held hostage in his home for almost 12 hours by a gunman demanding $1 million on April - 20.
1982 Andrew Sandham, cricketer (325 Eng 1930, 879 runs in 14 Tests), dies on this day in history.