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Historical Events In April - 20

Sunday, 16 May 2021

1983  Soyuz T-8 launched; mission aborted when capsule fails to dock on this day in history.  

1983  Jerzy Andrezjewski, writer, dies on April - 20.  

1984  Mabel Mercer, English/US singer (Fly me to the moon), dies at 84 on April - 20.  

1985  On April - 20 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  On April - 20 rosa Mota wins the women's division of the Boston Marathon  

1987  Antony Tudor, dancer/choreographer (Amer Ballet Theater) dies at 78 on April - 20.  

1990  On April - 20 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 this day in history.  

1991  Don[ald] Siegel, US director (Coogan's Bluff/Dirty Harry), dies at 78 on April - 20.  

1992  100th episode of "Murphy Brown" airs on this day in history.  

1992  On this day in history expo '92 opens in Seville Spain  

1992  On April - 20 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  Jean Carmet, French actor (Merci la Vie, Le Sucre), dies at 72 on April - 20.  

1995  On this day in history milovan Djilas, Yugoslavian politician (1945-54), dies  

1996  Cecilia Grace Hunt Reeves Gillie, bBC Executive, dies at 88 on this day in history.  

1999  "A bug's Life" is the first DVD to be transfered directly from the digital source making it the first 100 percent digital DVD on this day in history.  

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  On April - 20 fifty six hurt as earthquake hits Fukuoka and Kasuga, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. The earthquake measured a magnitude of 5.8 on the Richter scale.  

2005  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 on April - 20.  

2006  On April - 20 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  On this day in history plane crash near Islamabad, Pakistan, kills 127 people  

2013  193 people are killed and 11,826 are injured after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake strikes Lushan County, China on this day in history.  

2017  On this day in history terrorist attack on police van on Champs Élysées, Paris 1 police officer killed, 2 injured  

2018  On this day in history mexican court bars sales of controversial Frida Kahlo Barbie doll  

2018  On April - 20 arsène Wenger announces he will leave London EPL club Arsenal after 22 years as manager  

2018  Commonwealth countries decide Prince Charles will suceed Queen Elizabeth as the next head of the Commonwealth on this day in history.  

2018  On this day in history actress Allison Mack arrested on charges of sex trafficking in relation to sex cult NXIVM in New York  

2018  On this day in history king Mswati III of Swaziland changes the name of Swaziland to eSwatini, or “land of the Swati”  

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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 this day in history 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 April - 20 birth of john Eliot, St Germans Cornwall, English MP/author  

1594  Matthaus Apelles von Lowenstern, composer was born on this day in history.  

1633  On April - 20 birth of emperor Go-Komyo of Japan (d. 1654)  

1646  Charles Plumier, French botanist (d. 1704) was born on April - 20.  

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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  On this day in history death of richard de Clare, 2nd Earl of Pembroke, English soldier (b. 1130)  

1314  Clement V, [Bertrand Got], pope (1305-14) move papacy to Avignon, dies on this day in history.  

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

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

1534  Elizabeth Barton, [St Magd van Kent], British prophet, dies on this day in history.  

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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