Historical Events In May - 20
Wednesday, 26 February 2020
1970 2 die in a NYC subway accident on May - 20.
1970 On this day in history the Beatles' "Let it Be" movie premieres in UK
1971 On this day in history pentagon reports blacks constitute 11% of US soldiers in SE Asia
1972 "Different Times" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 24 performances on May - 20.
1972 On May - 20 "Hard Job Being God" closes at Edison Theater NYC after 6 performances
1972 Cameroon becomes a republic as their constitution is ratified on May - 20.
1972 Republic of Cameroon declared as constitution is ratified on this day in history.
1972 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
1973 On May - 20 25th Emmy Awards: Waltons, All in the Family & Mary Tyler Moore win
1974 Soyuz 14 returns to Earth on May - 20.
1975 Barbara Hepworth, sculptor, dies on this day in history.
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 this day in history 710 families in Love Canal area (Niagara Falls NY) are evacuated
1980 Drummer Peter Criss quits Kiss on May - 20.
1980 Fire in nursing home in Kingston Jamaica, kills 157 on May - 20.
1980 In a referendum, 59.5% of Québec voters reject separatism on this day in history.
1980 On May - 20 peter Criss quits as drummer for the rock band Kiss
1980 Jack Walsh, cricketer (at Wallsend)/commentator (NBN), dies on this day in history.
1983 On this day in history larry Holmes beats Tim Witherspoon in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
1983 On this day in history michael Dokes & Mike Weaver fight to a draw in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1984 On this day in history peter Bull, British actor (Dr Doolittle), dies of a heart attack at 72
1985 Dow Jones industrial average closes above 1300 for first time on this day in history.
1985 On May - 20 fBI arrests John A Walker Jr, convicted of spying for USSR
1985 Israel exchanges 1150 Lebanese/Palestinian prisoners for 3 Israeli soldiers on May - 20.
1985 On May - 20 larry Holmes beats Carl Williams in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1985 US began broadcasts to Cuba on Radio Marti on May - 20.
1985 On May - 20 george Memmoli, actor (Earl-Hello Larry), dies at 46
1986 On May - 20 christy Fichtner, 23, (Texas), crowned 35th Miss USA
1986 On this day in history flintstones 25th Anniversary Celebration airs on CBS-tv
1986 Bernard Naylor, composer, dies at 78 on May - 20.