Historical Events In May - 20
Wednesday, 26 February 2020
1987 On this day in history götenborg wins 16th UEFA Cup at Dundee
1987 Wrestler Jerry Lawler sues WWF & Harley Race for trademark name "king" on this day in history.
1989 On this day in history china declares martial law in Beijing
1989 On this day in history toonces The Cat takes the wheel on Saturday Night Live
1989 On this day in history walter McConnel, 57, is oldest to reach 27,000' Mount Everest top
1989 On May - 20 anton Diffring, actor (Zeppelin, Fahrenheit 451), dies at 70
1990 On this day in history an estimated 2 million people across China protest Martial Law
1990 On May - 20 hubble Space Telescope sends first photograph's from space
1990 On May - 20 the Hubble Space Telescope sends its first photographs back to Earth
1991 On May - 20 chicago Bull Michael Jordan, named NBA's MVP
1991 Soviet parliament approves law allowing citizens to travel abroad on this day in history.
1991 On this day in history the Soviet government begins allowing citizens to leave the country if they wished
1991 On this day in history julian Orbon De Soto, composer, dies at 65
1992 FC Barcelona wins 373 Europe Cup 1 at London on this day in history.
1992 India launches its first satellite independently on May - 20.
1992 Rap singer raps 597 syllables in 55.12 seconds on this day in history.
1992 On May - 20 roger Keith Coleman, American convict
1993 10 meter meteor comes within 150,000 km of Earth (1993KA) on this day in history.
1993 On this day in history 274th & final "Cheers" on NBC
1993 On May - 20 ukraine Premier Leonid Koetsjma resigns
1993 Max Klein, inventor (paint by numbers), dies at 77 on this day in history.
1994 Bobcat Goldthwait charged with misdemeanors for fire on Tonight Show on this day in history.
1994 Dallas Pratt, collector, dies at 79 on May - 20.
1995 CBS News fires co-anchor Connie Chung on this day in history.
1996 On May - 20 eric Davidson, comedy scriptwriter, dies at 65
1997 On May - 20 virgilio Boat, president of Colombia (1986-90), dies
2006 On this day in history finland's Lordi wins the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest held in Athens.
2007 On May - 20 clashes in Tripoli, Lebanon, spark the 2007 Lebanon conflict.
2007 The ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum makes the largest single charitable donation in modern history, committing €7.41 billion to an educational foundation in the Middle East on this day in history.
2010 On May - 20 five paintings worth â‚¬100 million are stolen from the MusÃ©e d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris.
2010 On this day in history scientists announce that they have created a functional synthetic genome.
2012 On May - 20 tomislav NikoliÄ‡ elected president of Serbia
2013 133 people are killed and 283 are injured in a continued wave of insurgency in Iraq on this day in history.
2017 142nd Preakness Stakes: Javier Castellano aboard Cloud Computing wins in 1 minute 55.98 seconds on May - 20.