Historical Events In April - 20
Monday, 25 September 2023
1941 Barend ter Haar, Dutch lawyer, dies in Buchenwald at 49 on April - 20.
1942 On this day in history german occupiers forbids Dutch access to their beach
1943 On April - 20 braves manager Casey Stengel is struck by a taxi, fractures a leg
1944 Dutch Communist Party-resistance fighter John Postma sentence to death on April - 20.
1945 Hitler commits suicide after U.S. troops occupy Munich on this day in history.
1945 Soviet troops enter Berlin on this day in history.
1945 US 7th army captured German city of Nuremberg on April - 20.
1945 Cleveland Browns organization formed by Arthur "Mickey" McBride on this day in history.
1946 On this day in history the first baseball broadcast in Chicago, Cards vs Cubs
1946 On this day in history 1st baseball broadcast in Chicago, Cards vs Cubs
1947 On April - 20 comedian Fred Allen of " Allen’ s Alley" fame didn’ t find things so funny when censors cut him off the air during his radio broadcast.
1947 Frederik IX becomes king of Denmark on April - 20.
1947 On this day in history christian X, king of Denmark (1912-47), dies at 76
1948 On April - 20 walter P Reuther UAW pres shot & wounded at his home in Detroit
1948 On April - 20 nYC hikes subway fare from 5 cents to 10 cents
1949 Dr. Arthur Compton of the University of Washington made a surprising statement in Boston, MA. He said,"College athletic coaches are responsible for the failure of efforts to reform sports and make sports an important part of education" on April - 20.
1949 Jockey Bill Shoemaker wins his first race, in Albany, California on April - 20.
1949 The birth of Jessica Lange American actress on this day in history.
1949 Willie Shoemaker won his first race as a jockey aboard Shafter V at Golden Gate Fields in Albany, CA, not far from San Francisco on this day in history.
1949 On this day in history jockey Bill Shoemaker wins his 1st race, in Albany, California
1950 On April - 20 r C Cameron discovers asteroid #1575 Winifred
1950 On this day in history balt's Memorial Stadium opens
1951 On this day in history uS performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
1953 57th Boston Marathon won by Keizo Yamada of Japan in 2:18:51 on this day in history.
1953 Erich Weinert, writer, dies at 62 on this day in history.
1954 On this day in history "Golden Apple" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 125 performances
1955 "Saint of Bleecker St" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 92 perfs on this day in history.
1956 Jaap Vranken, organist/composer (Stabat mater), dies on April - 20.
1957 John Kelley, the first American since 1945, wins the Boston Marathon on April - 20.
1957 61st Boston Marathon won by John J Kelley of Conn in 2:20:05 on April - 20.
1958 Buses replace Key System trains at 3 AM on this day in history.
1958 On this day in history montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins 4 games to 2 for the Stanley Cup
1959 On April - 20 "Desilu Playhouse" on CBS-TV presented a two-part show titled, "The Untouchables" starting this night. Robert Stack starred in the program and became a major television star when "The Untouchables" become a weekly network series in the fall of 1959.
1961 On this day in history revolt in the South African country of Angola