Historical Events In November - 20
Friday, 07 August 2020
1959 On November - 20 the all-new 105E Anglia was introduced in the United States--the first British Ford to be marketed to Americans on a large scale
1959 On November - 20 uN adopts the declaration of children's rights
1960 Jacob Cohen, Hebrew poet/writer, dies on this day in history.
1962 President John F. Kennedy lifts the Blockade of Cuba on November - 20.
1962 Jasper McLevy, socialist mayor of Bridgeport Ct, dies on November - 20.
1964 John Tasker Howard, composer, dies at 73 on this day in history.
1968 Cathy Lewis, actress (Deidre-Hazel), dies of cancer at 50 on this day in history.
1973 Allan Sherman, parodist (Camp Granada, Harvey & Sheila), dies at 48 on this day in history.
1975 Francisco Franco, [y Bahamonde], Span dictator (1936-75), dies at 82 on this day in history.
1976 George Harrison appears on Saturday Night Live on this day in history.
1977 On November - 20 egyptian President Sadat became first Arab leader to address Israeli Knesset
1977 Maxie Wander, writer, dies on this day in history.
1978 A satellite system for transmitting newspaper content was dedicated on this day in 1978. The system transmitted The Wall Street Journal from where it was typeset in Massachusetts to Orlando, Florida, at a rate of 3.5 minutes per page on this day in history.
1980 On November - 20 steve Ptacek in Solar Challenger makes first solar-powered flight
1980 On November - 20 uA withdraws $44 million movie "Heaven's Gate" for reediting
1981 Anatoly Karpov, USSR retains world chess championship on this day in history.
1981 Ringo releases "Stop and Smell the Roses" album on November - 20.
1983 On this day in history 100 million watch ABC-TV movie "The Day After," about nuclear war
1983 Marcel Dalio, actor (Casablanca), dies at 83 on November - 20.
1984 Alexander Moyzes, composer, dies at 78 on this day in history.
1985 On November - 20 bill Scott, cartoon voice (Mr Peabody, Bullwinkle), dies at 65
1986 On this day in history uN's WHO announces first global effort to combat AIDS
1989 On November - 20 lynn Bari, actress (Shock, Nocturne, 6 Gun Law), dies at 71
1990 On this day in history chief Justice Bertha Wilson (Supreme Court of Cda.) announces her retirement after 9 years
1990 Layne Halls of Silver Creek, New York, died at the age of 105, according to his death certificate. Halls had the distinction of being the oldest licensed driver in the United States at the time on this day in history.
1990 Thatcher fails to defeat Heseltine's bid for party leadership on this day in history.
1991 On November - 20 gina Petrushka, actress (Exorcist, Sybil), dies
1992 On this day in history john Foreman, producer (Prizzi's Honor), dies at 67 of heart attack
1993 On November - 20 christopher Frank, French writer, dies at 51
1994 On November - 20 john Lucarotti, scriptwriter, dies at 68
1995 Ahmed Abel-Wadoud Karadawi, academic/activist, dies at 50 on this day in history.
1996 Bert Geoffrey Achong, electron microscopist, dies at 67 on November - 20.
1997 On November - 20 gary Burris, murderer (Kenneth Chambers), executed in Indiana
1998 On November - 20 okanagan Valley Railway commences operation over the former CP line between Sicamous and Kelowna, BC (including running rights over the CN between Vernon and Kelowna). The formal handing over ceremony took place on January 15, 1999.