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Historical Events In December - 20

Friday, 03 July 2020

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

1944  Battle of Bastogne, Nazis surround 101st Airborne (NUTS!) on this day in history.  

1944  On this day in history archbishop De Young & bishop Huibers condemn black market  

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

1945  Rationing of auto tires ends in US on this day in history.  

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  Darius Milhaud's 2nd Symphony, premieres on this day in history.  

1948  On December - 20 second Chamber accept 2nd Police Action in Indonesia  

1948  On this day in history c Aubrey Smith, actor (Prisoner of Zenda), dies at 85  

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  On this day in history kHQ TV channel 6 in Spokane, WA (NBC) begins broadcasting  

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

1954  On December - 20 emilis Melngailis, composer, dies at 80  

1955  On this day in history cardiff is proclaimed the capital city of Wales, United Kingdom.  

1956  Military coup under colonel Simbolon in Sumatra on this day in history.  

1957  On December - 20 the birth of Bo Derek, American actress  

1957  Elvis Presley given draft notice to join US Army for National Service on this day in history.  

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

1960  Auschwitz-commandant Richard Bar arrested in German FR on this day in history.  

1961  On this day in history moss Heart, US dramatist (You can't take it with you), dies at 57  

1962  On December - 20 the Osmond brothers debut on the Andy Williams Show  

1962  On this day in history d Sjostakovitz opera "Katerina Ismailova," premieres in Moscow  

1962  On December - 20 erik William Gustav Leidzen, composer, dies at 68  

1963  On this day in history berlin Wall opens for first time to West Berliners  

1963  Paul Constantinescu, composer, dies at 54 on this day in history.  

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

1968  Bax Brod, composer, dies at 84 on this day in history.  

1971  On this day in history roy O Disney, Brother of Walt, dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 78  

1973  On this day in history bobby Darin, singer (Mack the Knife), dies of heart failure at 37  

1974  On this day in history andre Jolivet, French composer (L'eunuque), dies at 69  

1975  On December - 20 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  Oronce Finé, French mathematician (d. 1555) was born on December - 20.  

1537  On this day in history birth of king John III of Sweden (d. 1592)  

1539  Paul Melissus [Paul Schede], German poet/composer was born on December - 20.  

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

1579  On this day in history birth of john Fletcher, Elizabethan dramatist (Phylaster) (baptized)  

1594  On this day in history birth of giovanni Battista Gagliano, composer  

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

1626  Veit Ludwig von Seckendorff, German statesman (d. 1692) was born on December - 20.  

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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  Death of Pope Zephyrinus on December - 20.  

0860  Death of King Ethelbald of Wessex on this day in history.  

0910  On December - 20 alfonso III de Great, king of Asturias, dies  

1022  On this day in history death of elvira Mendes, wife of Alfonso V of Castile (b. 996)  

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

1355  Stefanus IX Uros IV Dusan, king (1331-46)/Serbia (1346-55), dies on this day in history.  

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

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