Historical Events In May - 20
Thursday, 19 September 2019
1987 Götenborg wins 16th UEFA Cup at Dundee on this day in history.
1987 Wrestler Jerry Lawler sues WWF & Harley Race for trademark name "king" on this day in history.
1989 China declares martial law in Beijing on May - 20.
1989 On May - 20 toonces The Cat takes the wheel on Saturday Night Live
1989 Walter McConnel, 57, is oldest to reach 27,000' Mount Everest top on this day in history.
1989 Anton Diffring, actor (Zeppelin, Fahrenheit 451), dies at 70 on May - 20.
1990 On this day in history an estimated 2 million people across China protest Martial Law
1990 Hubble Space Telescope sends first photograph's from space on this day in history.
1990 The Hubble Space Telescope sends its first photographs back to Earth on this day in history.
1991 On May - 20 chicago Bull Michael Jordan, named NBA's MVP
1991 Soviet parliament approves law allowing citizens to travel abroad on May - 20.
1991 On May - 20 the Soviet government begins allowing citizens to leave the country if they wished
1991 Julian Orbon De Soto, composer, dies at 65 on this day in history.
1992 On May - 20 fC Barcelona wins 373 Europe Cup 1 at London
1992 On May - 20 india launches its first satellite independently
1992 On this day in history rap singer raps 597 syllables in 55.12 seconds
1992 On this day in history roger Keith Coleman, American convict
1993 10 meter meteor comes within 150,000 km of Earth (1993KA) on this day in history.
1993 On May - 20 274th & final "Cheers" on NBC
1993 On May - 20 ukraine Premier Leonid Koetsjma resigns
1993 On May - 20 max Klein, inventor (paint by numbers), dies at 77
1994 Bobcat Goldthwait charged with misdemeanors for fire on Tonight Show on May - 20.
1994 On May - 20 dallas Pratt, collector, dies at 79
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 this day in history virgilio Boat, president of Colombia (1986-90), dies
2006 Finland's Lordi wins the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest held in Athens on this day in history.
2007 Clashes in Tripoli, Lebanon, spark the 2007 Lebanon conflict on May - 20.
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 Five paintings worth â‚¬100 million are stolen from the MusÃ©e d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris on this day in history.
2010 Scientists announce that they have created a functional synthetic genome on this day in history.
2012 On May - 20 tomislav NikoliÄ‡ elected president of Serbia
2013 On this day in history 133 people are killed and 283 are injured in a continued wave of insurgency in Iraq
2017 142nd Preakness Stakes: Javier Castellano aboard Cloud Computing wins in 1 minute 55.98 seconds on May - 20.