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Historical Events In April - 20

Thursday, 04 March 2021

1983  On this day in history soyuz T-8 launched; mission aborted when capsule fails to dock  

1983  On April - 20 jerzy Andrezjewski, writer, dies  

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

1985  Karyn Marshall of NYC lifted 303 lbs in a clean-and-jerk lift on April - 20.  

1986  On April - 20 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 April - 20.  

1987  Rosa Mota wins the women's division of the Boston Marathon on April - 20.  

1987  On this day in history antony Tudor, dancer/choreographer (Amer Ballet Theater) dies at 78  

1990  On April - 20 pete Rose pleads guilty to hiding $300,000 in income  

1990  Horst Sinderman, RDA 1st minister (1973-76), dies on this day in history.  

1991  Raghib "Rocket" Ismael signs with Toronto Argonauts for $26.2 million on this day in history.  

1991  On this day in history don[ald] Siegel, US director (Coogan's Bluff/Dirty Harry), dies at 78  

1992  On April - 20 100th episode of "Murphy Brown" airs  

1992  Expo '92 opens in Seville Spain on this day in history.  

1992  On this day in history benny Hill, comedian (Benny Hill Show), dies of a heart attack at 67  

1993  Cantinflas, [Mario Moreno], Mexican actor (Pepe), dies at 81 on April - 20.  

1994  Jean Carmet, French actor (Merci la Vie, Le Sucre), dies at 72 on April - 20.  

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 April - 20 victims and shooters of the Columbine High School massacre  

2002  On this day in history layne Staley, American grunge singer of Alice in Chains  

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 April - 20.  

2005  On April - 20 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 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 April - 20 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 this day in history terrorist attack on police van on Champs ÉlysĂ©es, Paris 1 police officer killed, 2 injured  

2018  On April - 20 mexican court bars sales of controversial Frida Kahlo Barbie doll  

2018  Arsène Wenger announces he will leave London EPL club Arsenal after 22 years as manager on April - 20.  

2018  Commonwealth countries decide Prince Charles will suceed Queen Elizabeth as the next head of the Commonwealth on April - 20.  

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  King Mswati III of Swaziland changes the name of Swaziland to eSwatini, or “land of the Swati” on this day in history.  

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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 this day in history.  

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

1494  On April - 20 birth of john Agricola, [Schneider], German theologist/prime minister  

1586  Saint Rose of Lima, Peruvian saint (d. 1617) was born on April - 20.  

1592  John Eliot, St Germans Cornwall, English MP/author was born on April - 20.  

1594  Matthaus Apelles von Lowenstern, composer was born on April - 20.  

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 April - 20 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 April - 20.  

1317  On April - 20 agnes van Montepulciano, Italian mystic/saint, dies  

1521  Death of Zhengde, Emperor of China (b. 1491) on this day in history.  

1534  Elizabeth Barton, [St Magd van Kent], British prophet, dies on April - 20.  

1558  On this day in history death of johannes Bugenhagen, German reformer (b. 1485)  

1632  On this day in history death of nicolas Antione, converted to Judiasm, burned at the stake  

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