Historical Events In April - 20
Friday, 20 May 2022
1983 On this day in history soyuz T-8 launched; mission aborted when capsule fails to dock
1983 On this day in history jerzy Andrezjewski, writer, dies
1984 On this day in history mabel Mercer, English/US singer (Fly me to the moon), dies at 84
1985 On this day in history karyn Marshall of NYC lifted 303 lbs in a clean-and-jerk lift
1986 On this day in history vladimir Horowitz performs in his Russian homeland
1987 "Starlight Express"posted the largest week’ s gross in Broadway history. The roller-skating musical earned $606,081 at the box office on this day in history.
1987 Rosa Mota wins the women's division of the Boston Marathon on this day in history.
1987 On April - 20 antony Tudor, dancer/choreographer (Amer Ballet Theater) dies at 78
1990 On this day in history pete Rose pleads guilty to hiding $300,000 in income
1990 Horst Sinderman, RDA 1st minister (1973-76), dies on April - 20.
1991 Raghib "Rocket" Ismael signs with Toronto Argonauts for $26.2 million on April - 20.
1991 Don[ald] Siegel, US director (Coogan's Bluff/Dirty Harry), dies at 78 on this day in history.
1992 100th episode of "Murphy Brown" airs on this day in history.
1992 Expo '92 opens in Seville Spain on April - 20.
1992 On this day in history benny Hill, comedian (Benny Hill Show), dies of a heart attack at 67
1993 On April - 20 cantinflas, [Mario Moreno], Mexican actor (Pepe), dies at 81
1994 On April - 20 jean Carmet, French actor (Merci la Vie, Le Sucre), dies at 72
1995 Milovan Djilas, Yugoslavian politician (1945-54), dies on this day in history.
1996 On this day in history cecilia Grace Hunt Reeves Gillie, bBC Executive, dies at 88
1999 On April - 20 "A bug's Life" is the first DVD to be transfered directly from the digital source making it the first 100 percent digital DVD
1999 On this day in history victims and shooters of the Columbine High School massacre
2002 Layne Staley, American grunge singer of Alice in Chains on this day in history.
2005 Fifty six hurt as earthquake hits Fukuoka and Kasuga, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. The earthquake measured a magnitude of 5.8 on the Richter scale on this day in history.
2005 On this day in history president Lucio Gutiérrez of Ecuador is said to have fled after Congress voted to sack him amid growing protests.2006 Iran announces a uranium enrichment deal with Russia, involving a joint uranium enrichment firm on Russian soil; nine days later Iran announces that it will not move all activity to Russia, thus leading to a de-facto termination of the deal.
2006 On this day in history iran announces a uranium enrichment deal with Russia, involving a joint uranium enrichment firm on Russian soil; nine days later Iran announces that it will not move all activity to Russia, thus leading to a de-facto termination of the deal.
2010 On this day in history the Deepwater Horizon oil platform explodes in the Gulf of Mexico, killing eleven workers. The resulting oil spill, one of the largest in history, spreads for several months, damaging the waters and the United States coastline, and prompting international debate and doubt about the practice and procedures of offshore drilling.
2012 Plane crash near Islamabad, Pakistan, kills 127 people on April - 20.
2013 On this day in history 193 people are killed and 11,826 are injured after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake strikes Lushan County, China
2017 On April - 20 terrorist attack on police van on Champs Ă‰lysĂ©es, Paris 1 police officer killed, 2 injured
2018 Mexican court bars sales of controversial Frida Kahlo Barbie doll on April - 20.
2018 ArsĂ¨ne Wenger announces he will leave London EPL club Arsenal after 22 years as manager on this day in history.
2018 Commonwealth countries decide Prince Charles will suceed Queen Elizabeth as the next head of the Commonwealth on April - 20.
2018 On April - 20 actress Allison Mack arrested on charges of sex trafficking in relation to sex cult NXIVM in New York
2018 King Mswati III of Swaziland changes the name of Swaziland to eSwatini, or â€śland of the Swatiâ€ť on April - 20.