Historical Events In April - 20
Monday, 03 August 2020
1941 On this day in history barend ter Haar, Dutch lawyer, dies in Buchenwald at 49
1942 German occupiers forbids Dutch access to their beach on April - 20.
1943 On this day in history braves manager Casey Stengel is struck by a taxi, fractures a leg
1944 On this day in history dutch Communist Party-resistance fighter John Postma sentence to death
1945 Hitler commits suicide after U.S. troops occupy Munich on April - 20.
1945 On this day in history soviet troops enter Berlin
1945 On this day in history uS 7th army captured German city of Nuremberg
1945 On this day in history cleveland Browns organization formed by Arthur "Mickey" McBride
1946 The first baseball broadcast in Chicago, Cards vs Cubs on this day in history.
1946 On April - 20 1st baseball broadcast in Chicago, Cards vs Cubs
1947 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 on April - 20.
1947 On this day in history frederik IX becomes king of Denmark
1947 On this day in history christian X, king of Denmark (1912-47), dies at 76
1948 Walter P Reuther UAW pres shot & wounded at his home in Detroit on April - 20.
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 this day in history.
1949 On this day in history jockey Bill Shoemaker wins his first race, in Albany, California
1949 On this day in history the birth of Jessica Lange American actress
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 April - 20.
1949 On this day in history jockey Bill Shoemaker wins his 1st race, in Albany, California
1950 R C Cameron discovers asteroid #1575 Winifred on this day in history.
1950 Balt's Memorial Stadium opens on this day in history.
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 April - 20.
1953 On April - 20 erich Weinert, writer, dies at 62
1954 "Golden Apple" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 125 performances on April - 20.
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 this day in history.
1957 On this day in history john Kelley, the first American since 1945, wins the Boston Marathon
1957 On April - 20 61st Boston Marathon won by John J Kelley of Conn in 2:20:05
1958 Buses replace Key System trains at 3 AM on April - 20.
1958 On April - 20 montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins 4 games to 2 for the Stanley Cup
1959 "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 on this day in history.
1961 Revolt in the South African country of Angola on April - 20.