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Historical Events In December - 20

Saturday, 27 February 2021

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

1944  On December - 20 battle of Bastogne, Nazis surround 101st Airborne (NUTS!)  

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

1944  On this day in history abbas Hilmi II, viceroy of Egypt (1892-1914), dies at 70  

1945  Rationing of auto tires ends in US on December - 20.  

1945  On December - 20 charles Eady, cricketer (Tasmanian player for Aust 1896-1901), dies  

1946  The birth of Uri Geller, Israeli psychic on this day in history.  

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

1948  Second Chamber accept 2nd Police Action in Indonesia on this day in history.  

1948  On December - 20 c Aubrey Smith, actor (Prisoner of Zenda), dies at 85  

1949  On this day in history maurice Ravel/John Cranko's ballet "Beauty & the Beast," premieres  

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

1952  KHQ TV channel 6 in Spokane, WA (NBC) begins broadcasting on December - 20.  

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

1954  Emilis Melngailis, composer, dies at 80 on December - 20.  

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

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

1957  The birth of Bo Derek, American actress on this day in history.  

1957  Elvis Presley given draft notice to join US Army for National Service on December - 20.  

1959  On December - 20 jasu Patel takes 9-69, India v Australia at Kanpur  

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

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

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

1962  On December - 20 d Sjostakovitz opera "Katerina Ismailova," premieres in Moscow  

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

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  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 December - 20.  

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

1975  Vincent Lopez, orch leader (Welcome Aboard), dies at 76 on this day in history.  

1976  On this day in history 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 December - 20 birth of oronce Finé, French mathematician (d. 1555)  

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  Edward Wightman, English Baptist preacher (d. 1612) was born on this day in history.  

1579  On December - 20 birth of john Fletcher, Elizabethan dramatist (Phylaster) (baptized)  

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  Death of Aulus Vitellius, Roman commandant of Rhine & 7th emperor, murdered on this day in history.  

0217  On this day in history death of pope Zephyrinus  

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

0910  On December - 20 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  On December - 20 domingo, Spanish monastery founder/abbot/saint, dies  

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

1494  Death of Matteo Maria Boiardo, Italian poet on December - 20.  

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