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Historical Events In December - 20

Tuesday, 27 September 2022

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

1944  Battle of Bastogne, Nazis surround 101st Airborne (NUTS!) on December - 20.  

1944  Archbishop De Young & bishop Huibers condemn black market on this day in history.  

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

1946  On this day in history 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 December - 20.  

1950  On this day in history "Harvey," starring James Stewart, premieres in NY  

1952  On December - 20 kHQ TV channel 6 in Spokane, WA (NBC) begins broadcasting  

1953  On December - 20 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  On December - 20 cardiff is proclaimed the capital city of Wales, United Kingdom.  

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

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

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

1959  On this day in history jasu Patel takes 9-69, India v Australia at Kanpur  

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

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

1962  On this day in history erik William Gustav Leidzen, composer, dies at 68  

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

1963  On December - 20 paul Constantinescu, composer, dies at 54  

1965  On December - 20 egon Freiherr von Eickstedt, German anthropologist, dies at 73  

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

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 this day in history.  

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  Oronce Finé, French mathematician (d. 1555) was born on this day in history.  

1537  On December - 20 birth of king John III of Sweden (d. 1592)  

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

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

1606  On December - 20 birth of christoph Schultze, composer  

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

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  Death of King Ethelbald of Wessex on December - 20.  

0910  Alfonso III de Great, king of Asturias, dies on this day in history.  

1022  On December - 20 death of elvira Mendes, wife of Alfonso V of Castile (b. 996)  

1073  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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