Historical Events In August - 20
Tuesday, 22 September 2020
1924 Jim Reeves, US country singer/actor (Gun Fury, Kimberley Jim) on this day in history.
1925 On this day in history major Georges-P Vanier appointed CO of the 22e Régiment at Quebec.
1925 WJR-AM in Detroit MI begins radio transmissions on August - 20.
1926 Uprising against Reza Shah Pahlawi in Persia on this day in history.
1926 On August - 20 nobby Wirkowski, American and Canadian football player and coach
1927 On August - 20 geriatric1927, English video blogger
1929 On August - 20 first airship flight around the Earth flying eastward completed
1929 1st airship flight around Earth flying eastward completed on August - 20.
1929 On August - 20 norma Connolly, Boston, Mass, actress (Ruby Anderson-General Hospital)
1930 On this day in history bradman scores 232 in 5th Test Cricket at The Oval
1930 Mario Bernardi, Canadian conductor on August - 20.
1930 Charles Bannerman, cricketer (1st three Tests for Australia), dies on August - 20.
1931 45th US Womens Tennis: Helen Moody beats Eileen Whitingstall (64 61) on August - 20.
1931 Bernhard Becher, photographer (industrialist builder 19th/20th) on August - 20.
1931 On this day in history waldemar von Baussnern, composer, dies at 64
1932 Emille-Louis-Victor Mathieu, composer, dies at 87 on August - 20.
1933 On August - 20 don Fuqua, (Rep-D-FL, 1963-86)
1934 On August - 20 ponsford out for 266 in his final Test Cricket match
1934 On August - 20 armi Kuusela, Finnish beauty queen
1935 On August - 20 milt coup by General Pons & president Ibarra in Ecuador
1935 Charles Shere, composer on August - 20.
1935 On August - 20 otakar Ostrcil, composer, dies at 56
1936 Carla Fracci, Milan Italy, ballerina on August - 20.
1937 Corrie E Moret-de Jong, Dutch MP (CDA) on August - 20.
1938 On this day in history lou Gehrig hits record 23rd & last grand slam
1939 1st black bowling league formed (National Bowling Assoc) on this day in history.
1940 British PM Churchill says of the Royal Air Force, "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few" on August - 20.
1940 Leon Trotsky, assassinated in Mexico City by Stalin agents, dies 8/21 on August - 20.
1940 1st Polish squadrons fight along in the Battle of Britain on August - 20.
1941 Police raid 11th district of Paris, takes 4,000+ Jewish males on August - 20.
1942 On this day in history dim-out regulations implemented in SF
1942 The birth of Isaac Hayes, American film actor on August - 20.
1944 127 Flying Fortress Bombers drop high-explosives on the factory areas at Auschwitz, less than five miles east of the gas-chambers on this day in history.
1944 On this day in history "Anna Lucasta," opens on Broadway