Historical Events In October - 20
Sunday, 01 October 2023
1951 The "Johnny Bright Incident" occurred in Stillwater, Oklahoma on October - 20.
1952 Emergency crisis proclaimed in Kenya on October - 20.
1952 Basil Radford, actor (Whisky Galore, Dead of Night), dies at 55 on October - 20.
1953 WRAU (now WHOI) TV channel 19 in Peoria, IL (ABC) begins broadcasting on October - 20.
1954 On October - 20 "Peter Pan" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 149 performances
1954 On this day in history willie Shaw, race car driver (Indy 500-1937, 39, 40), dies at 51
1955 Day-O is released by Harry Belafonte. It was later renamed to The Banana Boat Song on this day in history.
1955 On October - 20 "No Time for Sergeants" opens on Broadway, starring Andy Griffith
1955 On October - 20 eino Roiha, composer, dies at 51
1956 On this day in history hannes Lindemann begins journey across Atlantic in a 17 foot craft
1956 On this day in history 58°F (15°C), Esperanza Station, Antarctica (Antarctic record high)
1957 Karachi A (277-0d) beat Sind A by an innings w/o losing a wkt on this day in history.
1959 Werner Krauss, actor (Joyless Street), dies at 75 on this day in history.
1960 On this day in history first fully mechanized post office opened, Providence, RI
1963 South Africa begins trial of Nelson Mandela & 8 others on conspiracy on this day in history.
1964 Herbert Hoover, former U.S. president, dies on October - 20.
1964 On this day in history riot at Rolling Stones show in Paris (150 arrested)
1964 Herbert Hoover, 31st president of US (1929-33), dies in NY at 90 on October - 20.
1967 All white federal jury convicts 7 in murder of 3 civil rights workers on October - 20.
1968 On October - 20 jacqueline Kennedy marries Aristotle Onassis.
1968 Elder Lightfoot Solomon Michaux, TV preacher, dies at 84 on October - 20.
1970 On this day in history patrick Wymark, actor (Skull, Tomb of Ligeia), dies at 44
1972 On this day in history harlow Shapley, astronomer (Sun's position in galaxy), dies at 86
1973 OPEC oil embargo begins on this day in history.
1976 70 die as Norwegian tanker Frosta collides with George Prince on October - 20.
1977 On this day in history 3 members of rock group Lynyrd Skynyrd die in charter plane crash
1977 On October - 20 cassie Gaines, rocker (Lynyrd Skynyrd), dies in a plane crash at 28
1979 John F Kennedy Library dedicated in Boston on this day in history.
1981 On October - 20 3 members of Weather underground arrested for armored truck robbery
1983 On October - 20 iBM-PC DOS Version 2.1 released
1983 Merle Travis, country singer, dies at 75 on October - 20.
1986 On this day in history samora Machel, president of Mozambique, dies in air crash at 53
1987 10 die as Air Force jet crashed into a Ramada Inn near Indianapolis on this day in history.
1987 Subway gunman Bernhard Goetz sentenced to 6 months in jail on October - 20.