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Historical Events In April - 20

Monday, 28 September 2020

1961  The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) gave approval for FM stereo broadcasting on April - 20.  

1962  On April - 20 jesse G Vincent engineer designed first V-12 engine, dies at 82  

1962  On this day in history 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 April - 20.  

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

1964  On this day in history 86% of black students boycott Cleveland schools  

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 this day in history.  

1967  US Surveyor 3 lands on Moon on April - 20.  

1968  On this day in history pierre Elliott Trudeau sworn-in as Canada's PM  

1968  Marion Weeks, singer/actress, dies of stroke at 81 on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1971  On April - 20 barbra Striesand records "We've Only Just Begun"  

1971  On April - 20 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 April - 20 canadian ANIK A2 becomes first commercial satellite in orbit  

1973  On April - 20 robert Armstrong, actor (Fall Guy, Exposed), dies at 82  

1974  Agnes Moorehead actress (Endora-Bewitched), dies at 67 on April - 20.  

1974  Paul McCartney releases "Band on the Run" on April - 20.  

1974  On April - 20 agnes Moorehead, actress (Endora-Bewitched), dies at 67  

1976  On this day in history george Harrison sings the lumberjack song with Monty Python  

1977  On April - 20 a R Klemola discovers asteroid #2261  

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  Woody Allen's film "Annie Hall" premiers on April - 20.  

1977  Bryan Foy, director/writer, dies at 80 on April - 20.  

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  Final performance of TV show "Soap" airs on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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  Jafar Sadiq, Muslim scholar (d. 765) was born on April - 20.  

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

1494  John Agricola, [Schneider], German theologist/prime minister was born on April - 20.  

1586  On April - 20 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  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 this day in history 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  On this day in history victor IV, [Ottaviano Montecello], Italian antipope (1159-64), dies  

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

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

1317  Agnes van Montepulciano, Italian mystic/saint, dies on April - 20.  

1521  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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