Historical Events In April - 20
Wednesday, 05 August 2020
1961 The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) gave approval for FM stereo broadcasting on this day in history.
1962 On April - 20 jesse G Vincent engineer designed first V-12 engine, dies at 82
1962 NASA civilian pilot Neil A Armstrong takes X-15 to 63,250 m on April - 20.
1962 New Orleans Citizens Co gives free 1-way ride to blacks to move North on this day in history.
1962 On April - 20 arthur Harmat, composer, dies at 76
1964 86% of black students boycott Cleveland schools on this day in history.
1965 On this day in history richard Wessell actor (Carney-Riverboat), dies at 54
1965 Dick Wessel, dies of heart attack on 52nd birthday on this day in history.
1967 US planes bomb Haiphong for first time during the Vietnam War on April - 20.
1967 On April - 20 uS Surveyor 3 lands on Moon
1968 Pierre Elliott Trudeau sworn-in as Canada's PM on April - 20.
1968 On this day in history marion Weeks, singer/actress, dies of stroke at 81
1969 On April - 20 ken Harrelson just about quit major-league baseball this day. Harrelson was being traded from the Boston Red Sox, an American League contender, to the Cleveland Indians, a perennial American League non-contender
1971 Barbra Striesand records "We've Only Just Begun" on this day in history.
1971 On this day in history uS Supreme Court upholds use of busing to achieve racial desegregation
1971 On this day in history cecil Parker, actor (Court Jester, Operation Snafu), dies at 73
1972 Apollo 16's Young & Duke land on Moon with Boeing Lunar Rover #2 on this day in history.
1973 On this day in history canadian ANIK A2 becomes first commercial satellite in orbit
1973 On this day in history robert Armstrong, actor (Fall Guy, Exposed), dies at 82
1974 On April - 20 agnes Moorehead actress (Endora-Bewitched), dies at 67
1974 On April - 20 paul McCartney releases "Band on the Run"
1974 Agnes Moorehead, actress (Endora-Bewitched), dies at 67 on April - 20.
1976 On this day in history george Harrison sings the lumberjack song with Monty Python
1977 On April - 20 a R Klemola discovers asteroid #2261
1977 On this day in history ottawa starts $41 million program to upgrade the East Coast fishery.
1977 Supreme Court rules "Live Free or Die" may be covered on NH licenses on this day in history.
1977 On April - 20 woody Allen's film "Annie Hall" premiers
1977 Bryan Foy, director/writer, dies at 80 on April - 20.
1979 Johnny Carson was said to be leaving "The Tonight Show". Newspapers around the country gave details about why the comedian and late-night host was said to be unhappy after 17 years on the show on April - 20.
1979 On this day in history peter Donald, host (Masquerade Party), dies at 60
1981 Final performance of TV show "Soap" airs on April - 20.
1981 Rocker Papa John Phillips arrested for drug possession on this day in history.
1982 On April - 20 businessman Peter Pocklington held hostage in his home for almost 12 hours by a gunman demanding $1 million
1982 On this day in history andrew Sandham, cricketer (325 Eng 1930, 879 runs in 14 Tests), dies