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.