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Historical Events In December - 20

Sunday, 27 September 2020

1943  On December - 20 "International" is no longer USSR National Anthem  

1944  On this day in history battle of Bastogne, Nazis surround 101st Airborne (NUTS!)  

1944  On December - 20 archbishop De Young & bishop Huibers condemn black market  

1944  On December - 20 abbas Hilmi II, viceroy of Egypt (1892-1914), dies at 70  

1945  On this day in history rationing of auto tires ends in US  

1945  Charles Eady, cricketer (Tasmanian player for Aust 1896-1901), dies on this day in history.  

1946  On December - 20 the birth of Uri Geller, Israeli psychic  

1946  On this day in history darius Milhaud's 2nd Symphony, premieres  

1948  Second Chamber accept 2nd Police Action in Indonesia on December - 20.  

1948  C Aubrey Smith, actor (Prisoner of Zenda), dies at 85 on December - 20.  

1949  Maurice Ravel/John Cranko's ballet "Beauty & the Beast," premieres on this day in history.  

1950  On December - 20 "Harvey," starring James Stewart, premieres in NY  

1952  KHQ TV channel 6 in Spokane, WA (NBC) begins broadcasting on this day in history.  

1953  On this day in history kID (now KIDK) TV channel 3 in Idaho Falls, ID (CBS) 1st broadcasting  

1954  On this day in history emilis Melngailis, composer, dies at 80  

1955  Cardiff is proclaimed the capital city of Wales, United Kingdom on December - 20.  

1956  Military coup under colonel Simbolon in Sumatra on December - 20.  

1957  The birth of Bo Derek, American actress on December - 20.  

1957  On December - 20 elvis Presley given draft notice to join US Army for National Service  

1959  Jasu Patel takes 9-69, India v Australia at Kanpur on this day in history.  

1960  On December - 20 auschwitz-commandant Richard Bar arrested in German FR  

1961  On December - 20 moss Heart, US dramatist (You can't take it with you), dies at 57  

1962  On this day in history the Osmond brothers debut on the Andy Williams Show  

1962  D Sjostakovitz opera "Katerina Ismailova," premieres in Moscow on this day in history.  

1962  Erik William Gustav Leidzen, composer, dies at 68 on December - 20.  

1963  On December - 20 berlin Wall opens for first time to West Berliners  

1963  Paul Constantinescu, composer, dies at 54 on December - 20.  

1965  Egon Freiherr von Eickstedt, German anthropologist, dies at 73 on December - 20.  

1968  On this day in history bax Brod, composer, dies at 84  

1971  On December - 20 roy O Disney, Brother of Walt, dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 78  

1973  Bobby Darin, singer (Mack the Knife), dies of heart failure at 37 on this day in history.  

1974  Andre Jolivet, French composer (L'eunuque), dies at 69 on December - 20.  

1975  On this day in history vincent Lopez, orch leader (Welcome Aboard), dies at 76  

1976  On December - 20 israel's PM Yitzhak Rabin resigns  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 20

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1494  On this day in history birth of oronce Finé, French mathematician (d. 1555)  

1537  King John III of Sweden (d. 1592) was born on this day in history.  

1539  On this day in history birth of paul Melissus [Paul Schede], German poet/composer  

1566  On December - 20 birth of edward Wightman, English Baptist preacher (d. 1612)  

1579  John Fletcher, Elizabethan dramatist (Phylaster) (baptized) was born on this day in history.  

1594  Giovanni Battista Gagliano, composer was born on this day in history.  

1606  Christoph Schultze, composer was born on December - 20.  

1626  On this day in history birth of veit Ludwig von Seckendorff, German statesman (d. 1692)  

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Famous Deaths In December - 20

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0069  On this day in history death of aulus Vitellius, Roman commandant of Rhine & 7th emperor, murdered  

0217  On December - 20 death of pope Zephyrinus  

0860  On this day in history death of king Ethelbald of Wessex  

0910  On this day in history alfonso III de Great, king of Asturias, dies  

1022  Death of Elvira Mendes, wife of Alfonso V of Castile (b. 996) on this day in history.  

1073  Domingo, Spanish monastery founder/abbot/saint, dies on this day in history.  

1355  On December - 20 stefanus IX Uros IV Dusan, king (1331-46)/Serbia (1346-55), dies  

1494  On this day in history death of matteo Maria Boiardo, Italian poet  

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