Historical Events In April - 20
Monday, 25 September 2023
1961 On this day in history the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) gave approval for FM stereo broadcasting
1962 Jesse G Vincent engineer designed first V-12 engine, dies at 82 on this day in history.
1962 On April - 20 nASA civilian pilot Neil A Armstrong takes X-15 to 63,250 m
1962 New Orleans Citizens Co gives free 1-way ride to blacks to move North on this day in history.
1962 On this day in history arthur Harmat, composer, dies at 76
1964 On this day in history 86% of black students boycott Cleveland schools
1965 Richard Wessell actor (Carney-Riverboat), dies at 54 on this day in history.
1965 Dick Wessel, dies of heart attack on 52nd birthday on April - 20.
1967 US planes bomb Haiphong for first time during the Vietnam War on April - 20.
1967 On this day in history uS Surveyor 3 lands on Moon
1968 On this day in history pierre Elliott Trudeau sworn-in as Canada's PM
1968 On April - 20 marion Weeks, singer/actress, dies of stroke at 81
1969 On this day in history 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 April - 20.
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 On April - 20 apollo 16's Young & Duke land on Moon with Boeing Lunar Rover #2
1973 Canadian ANIK A2 becomes first commercial satellite in orbit on this day in history.
1973 Robert Armstrong, actor (Fall Guy, Exposed), dies at 82 on this day in history.
1974 On April - 20 agnes Moorehead actress (Endora-Bewitched), dies at 67
1974 Paul McCartney releases "Band on the Run" on this day in history.
1974 On this day in history agnes Moorehead, actress (Endora-Bewitched), dies at 67
1976 George Harrison sings the lumberjack song with Monty Python on April - 20.
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 On April - 20 supreme Court rules "Live Free or Die" may be covered on NH licenses
1977 Woody Allen's film "Annie Hall" premiers on April - 20.
1977 On April - 20 bryan Foy, director/writer, dies at 80
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 Peter Donald, host (Masquerade Party), dies at 60 on April - 20.
1981 On April - 20 final performance of TV show "Soap" airs
1981 On April - 20 rocker Papa John Phillips arrested for drug possession
1982 Businessman Peter Pocklington held hostage in his home for almost 12 hours by a gunman demanding $1 million on this day in history.
1982 On April - 20 andrew Sandham, cricketer (325 Eng 1930, 879 runs in 14 Tests), dies