Historical Events In May - 20
Thursday, 19 September 2019
1970 2 die in a NYC subway accident on May - 20.
1970 The Beatles' "Let it Be" movie premieres in UK on May - 20.
1971 Pentagon reports blacks constitute 11% of US soldiers in SE Asia on this day in history.
1972 On May - 20 "Different Times" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 24 performances
1972 "Hard Job Being God" closes at Edison Theater NYC after 6 performances on this day in history.
1972 Cameroon becomes a republic as their constitution is ratified on this day in history.
1972 On this day in history republic of Cameroon declared as constitution is ratified
1972 On May - 20 cornelis J van der Klauw, Dutch biologist/zoologist, dies at 78
1973 25th Emmy Awards Waltons, All in the Family & Mary Tyler Moore win on May - 20.
1973 On this day in history 25th Emmy Awards: Waltons, All in the Family & Mary Tyler Moore win
1974 Soyuz 14 returns to Earth on this day in history.
1975 On May - 20 barbara Hepworth, sculptor, dies
1976 USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan USSR on May - 20.
1977 "Beatlemania" opens on Broadway on May - 20.
1978 3 PFLP members kill a cop near El Al airlines in Orly Airport, Paris France on May - 20.
1978 On this day in history uS launches Pioneer Venus 1; produces first global radar map of Venus
1980 On May - 20 710 families in Love Canal area (Niagara Falls NY) are evacuated
1980 Drummer Peter Criss quits Kiss on this day in history.
1980 Fire in nursing home in Kingston Jamaica, kills 157 on May - 20.
1980 On May - 20 in a referendum, 59.5% of Québec voters reject separatism
1980 On this day in history peter Criss quits as drummer for the rock band Kiss
1980 On this day in history jack Walsh, cricketer (at Wallsend)/commentator (NBN), dies
1983 On this day in history larry Holmes beats Tim Witherspoon in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
1983 On May - 20 michael Dokes & Mike Weaver fight to a draw in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1984 On May - 20 peter Bull, British actor (Dr Doolittle), dies of a heart attack at 72
1985 On May - 20 dow Jones industrial average closes above 1300 for first time
1985 FBI arrests John A Walker Jr, convicted of spying for USSR on May - 20.
1985 Israel exchanges 1150 Lebanese/Palestinian prisoners for 3 Israeli soldiers on this day in history.
1985 On this day in history larry Holmes beats Carl Williams in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1985 On this day in history uS began broadcasts to Cuba on Radio Marti
1985 George Memmoli, actor (Earl-Hello Larry), dies at 46 on May - 20.
1986 Christy Fichtner, 23, (Texas), crowned 35th Miss USA on this day in history.
1986 Flintstones 25th Anniversary Celebration airs on CBS-tv on May - 20.
1986 Bernard Naylor, composer, dies at 78 on May - 20.