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April 20th, 2008 (April 20 2008)EventDanica Patrick wins the Indy Japan 300 becoming the first female driver in history to win an Indy car race.
April 20th, 2008 (April 20 2008)DeathVL Mike, American Rapper (born in 1976)
April 20th, 2007 (April 20 2007)EventJohnson Space Center Shooting: A man with a handgun barricades himself in NASA s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas before killing a male hostage and himself.
April 20th, 2007 (April 20 2007)DeathAndrew Hill, American jazz composer and pianist (born in 1931)
April 20th, 2007 (April 20 2007)DeathMichael Fu Tieshan, Chinese bishop (born in 1931).
April 20th, 2006 (April 20 2006)DeathAnna Svidersky (born in 1988)
April 20th, 2005 (April 20 2005)DeathFumio Niwa, Japanese novelist (born in 1904)
April 20th, 2005 (April 20 2005)DeathZygfryd Blaut, Polish football player (born in 1943)
April 20th, 2004 (April 20 2004)EventIn Iraq, 12 mortars are fired on Abu Ghraib Prison by insurgents, killing 22 detainees and wounding 92.
April 20th, 2003 (April 20 2003)DeathRuth Hale, American playwright and actress (born in 1908)
April 20th, 2003 (April 20 2003)DeathDaijiro Kato, Japanese motorcycle racer (born in 1976)
April 20th, 2003 (April 20 2003)DeathBernard Katz, German-born biophysicist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (born in 1911)
April 20th, 2002 (April 20 2002)DeathAlan Dale, American singer (born in 1925)
April 20th, 2001 (April 20 2001)DeathGiuseppe Sinopoli, Italian conductor and composer (born in 1946)
April 20th, 1999 (April 20 1999)EventColumbine High School massacre: Two gunmen kill 13 people and injure 24 others before committing suicide at Columbine High School located in Jefferson County, Colorado.
April 20th, 1999 (April 20 1999)DeathVictims and shooters of the Columbine High School massacre
April 20th, 1999 (April 20 1999)DeathRick Rude, American professional wrestler (born in 1958)
April 20th, 1999 (April 20 1999)DeathSenor Wences, Spanish ventriloquist and comedian (born in 1896)
April 20th, 1998 (April 20 1998)EventTAME Boeing 727-200 chartered by Air France crashes into Cerro El Cable mountain after takeoff from Bogota, Colombia, killing 53.
April 20th, 1998 (April 20 1998)EventGerman terrorist group Red Army Faction announces their dissolution after 28 years.
April 20th, 1996 (April 20 1996)DeathChristopher Robin Milne, son of A.A. Milne (born in 1920)
April 20th, 1994 (April 20 1994)DeathJean Carmet, French actor (born in 1920)
April 20th, 1993 (April 20 1993)DeathCantinflas, Mexican comedian and actor (born in 1911)
April 20th, 1991 (April 20 1991)DeathSteve Marriott, British singer and songwriter (Humble Pie) (born in 1947)
April 20th, 1991 (April 20 1991)DeathDon Siegel, American film director (born in 1912)
April 20th, 1989 (April 20 1989)DeathDoru Davidovici, Romanian writer and fighter pilot (born in 1945)
April 20th, 1987 (April 20 1987)BirthJohn Patrick Amedori, American actor
April 20th, 1986 (April 20 1986)EventPianist Vladimir Horowitz performed in his native Russia for the first time in 61 years.
April 20th, 1986 (April 20 1986)EventProfessional basketball player Michael Jordan sets all-time record for points in an NBA playoff game with 63 against the Boston Celtics.
April 20th, 1986 (April 20 1986)BirthCameron Duncan, New Zealand director (died in 2003)
April 20th, 1986 (April 20 1986)DeathSibte Hassan, Pakistani activist, journalist and writer (born in 1916)
April 20th, 1985 (April 20 1985)EventATF raid on The Covenant, The Sword, and the Arm of the Lord compound in northern Arkansas.
April 20th, 1984 (April 20 1984)BirthTyson Griffin, American mixed martial artist Martial Quotes
April 20th, 1984 (April 20 1984)DeathHristo Prodanov, Bulgarian mountaineer (born in 1943)
April 20th, 1983 (April 20 1983)BirthTerrence J, American television host
April 20th, 1983 (April 20 1983)BirthMiranda Kerr, Australian supermodel
April 20th, 1982 (April 20 1982)DeathArchibald MacLeish, American poet and Librarian of Congress (born in 1892)Archibald MacLeish Quotes
April 20th, 1981 (April 20 1981)BirthMatus Valent, male fitness model
April 20th, 1980 (April 20 1980)EventClimax of Berber Spring in Algeria as hundreds of Berber political activists are arrested.
April 20th, 1980 (April 20 1980)BirthJasmin Wagner, German singer
April 20th, 1978 (April 20 1978)EventKorean Air Flight 902 shot down by Soviets.
April 20th, 1978 (April 20 1978)BirthMirei Kuroda, Japanese gravure idol
April 20th, 1977 (April 20 1977)BirthJohnny "The Bull" Stamboli, professional wrestler
April 20th, 1977 (April 20 1977)DeathSepp Herberger, German football coach (born in 1897)
April 20th, 1976 (April 20 1976)BirthJoey Lawrence, American actor
April 20th, 1976 (April 20 1976)BirthShay Given, Irish footballer
April 20th, 1973 (April 20 1973)BirthGeoff Lloyd, British radio presenter
April 20th, 1972 (April 20 1972)EventApollo 16 lands on the Moon.
April 20th, 1972 (April 20 1972)BirthCarmen Electra, American actress
April 20th, 1972 (April 20 1972)BirthLe Huynh Duc, Vietnamese footballer
April 20th, 1972 (April 20 1972)BirthStephen Marley, Jamaican musician
April 20th, 1971 (April 20 1971)BirthCarla Geurts, Dutch swimmer
April 20th, 1971 (April 20 1971)BirthAllan Houston, American basketball player
April 20th, 1971 (April 20 1971)BirthTina Cousins, English singer
April 20th, 1970 (April 20 1970)BirthShemar Moore, American actor
April 20th, 1970 (April 20 1970)BirthAdriano Moraes, Brazilian rodeo performer
April 20th, 1969 (April 20 1969)BirthChris Jarvis, children s TV personality
April 20th, 1968 (April 20 1968)EventA South African Airways Boeing 707 crashes during takeoff at Windhoek, South-West Africa, killing 122.
April 20th, 1968 (April 20 1968)EventEnglish politician Enoch Powell makes his controversial Rivers of Blood speech.
April 20th, 1968 (April 20 1968)BirthJ. D. Roth, American game show host and television personality
April 20th, 1967 (April 20 1967)EventA Globe Air Bristol Britannia turboprop crashes at Nicosia, Cyprus, killing 126.
April 20th, 1967 (April 20 1967)BirthRaymond van Barneveld, Dutch darts player
April 20th, 1967 (April 20 1967)BirthMike Portnoy, American drummer (Dream Theater)
April 20th, 1967 (April 20 1967)BirthLara Jill Miller, American actress
April 20th, 1966 (April 20 1966)BirthDavid Chalmers, Australian philosopher Philo Quotes
April 20th, 1965 (April 20 1965)BirthRalph Cirella, stylist and friend of Howard Stern
April 20th, 1965 (April 20 1965)BirthKostas Hatzidakis, Greek politician
April 20th, 1965 (April 20 1965)BirthAdrian Fernandez, Mexican racing driver
April 20th, 1964 (April 20 1964)EventBBC Two launches with the power cut because of the fire at Battersea Power Station.
April 20th, 1964 (April 20 1964)BirthCrispin Glover, American actor
April 20th, 1964 (April 20 1964)BirthAndy Serkis, English actor
April 20th, 1964 (April 20 1964)BirthRosalynn Sumners, American figure skater
April 20th, 1964 (April 20 1964)DeathEddie Dyer, baseball player (born in 1899)
April 20th, 1963 (April 20 1963)BirthMauricio Gugelmin, Brazilian racing driver
April 20th, 1963 (April 20 1963)BirthAubrey de Grey, British biomedical gerontologist
April 20th, 1961 (April 20 1961)EventFailure of the Bay of Pigs Invasion of US troops against Cuba.
April 20th, 1961 (April 20 1961)BirthDon Mattingly, American baseball player
April 20th, 1961 (April 20 1961)BirthKonstantin Lavronenko, Russian actor
April 20th, 1959 (April 20 1959)BirthClint Howard, American actor
April 20th, 1958 (April 20 1958)BirthViacheslav Fetisov, Russian ice hockey player
April 20th, 1957 (April 20 1957)BirthGeraint Wyn Davies, Welsh-Canadian actor
April 20th, 1956 (April 20 1956)BirthBeatrice Ask, Swedish politician
April 20th, 1954 (April 20 1954)BirthGilles Lupien, French Canadian ice hockey player
April 20th, 1953 (April 20 1953)BirthSebastian Faulks, British novelist
April 20th, 1952 (April 20 1952)BirthBozidar Maljkovic, Serbian basketball coach
April 20th, 1951 (April 20 1951)BirthLuther Vandross, American singer (died in 2005)
April 20th, 1951 (April 20 1951)DeathIvanoe Bonomi, Prime Minister of Italy (born in 1873) Bono Quotes
April 20th, 1950 (April 20 1950)BirthSteve Erickson, American novelist
April 20th, 1950 (April 20 1950)BirthAleksandr Lebed, Russian general and politician (died in 2002)
April 20th, 1950 (April 20 1950)BirthChandra Babu Naidu, Indian politician
April 20th, 1949 (April 20 1949)BirthMassimo D Alema, Prime Minister of Italy
April 20th, 1949 (April 20 1949)BirthVeronica Cartwright, American actress
April 20th, 1949 (April 20 1949)BirthToller Cranston, Canadian figure skater and artist
April 20th, 1949 (April 20 1949)BirthJessica Lange, American actress
April 20th, 1948 (April 20 1948)BirthCraig Frost, American musician (Grand Funk & Bob Seger)
April 20th, 1948 (April 20 1948)BirthGregory Itzin, American actor Gregory I Quotes
April 20th, 1948 (April 20 1948)BirthRemy Trudel, French Canadian politician
April 20th, 1947 (April 20 1947)BirthBjorn Skifs, Swedish singer (Blue Swede)
April 20th, 1947 (April 20 1947)BirthAndrew Tobias, American journalist and author
April 20th, 1947 (April 20 1947)BirthDavid Leland, British actor, director and screenwriter
April 20th, 1947 (April 20 1947)DeathKing Christian X of Denmark (born in 1870)
April 20th, 1946 (April 20 1946)BirthJulien Poulin, French Canadian actor
April 20th, 1946 (April 20 1946)BirthGordon Smiley, American racecar driver (died in 1982)
April 20th, 1946 (April 20 1946)BirthMel Winkler, American voice actor
April 20th, 1945 (April 20 1945)EventWorld War II: US troops capture Leipzig, Germany, only to later cede the city to the Soviet Union.
April 20th, 1945 (April 20 1945)EventWorld War II: Fuehrerbunker: Adolf Hitler makes his last trip to the surface to award Iron Crosses to boy soldiers of the Hitler Youth.Adolf Hitler Quotes
April 20th, 1945 (April 20 1945)BirthMichael Brandon, American actor
April 20th, 1945 (April 20 1945)BirthSteve Spurrier, American football player and coach
April 20th, 1945 (April 20 1945)DeathErwin Bumke, German jurist (born in 1874)
April 20th, 1943 (April 20 1943)BirthJohn Eliot Gardiner, English conductor
April 20th, 1943 (April 20 1943)BirthEdie Sedgwick, American actress (died in 1971)Edie Sedgwick Quotes
April 20th, 1941 (April 20 1941)BirthRyan O Neal, American actor
April 20th, 1939 (April 20 1939)BirthPeter S. Beagle, American author
April 20th, 1939 (April 20 1939)BirthGro Harlem Brundtland, former Prime Minister of Norway
April 20th, 1939 (April 20 1939)BirthJohnny Tillotson, American singer
April 20th, 1937 (April 20 1937)BirthGeorge Takei, American actor
April 20th, 1936 (April 20 1936)BirthPat Roberts, American politician
April 20th, 1932 (April 20 1932)DeathGiuseppe Peano, Italian mathematician (born in 1858)
April 20th, 1928 (April 20 1928)BirthJohnny Gavin, Irish footballer (died in 2007)
April 20th, 1928 (April 20 1928)BirthGerald S. Hawkins, English astronomer (died in 2003)
April 20th, 1927 (April 20 1927)BirthPhil Hill, American race car driver and one-time F1 world champion
April 20th, 1927 (April 20 1927)BirthKarl Alexander Muller, Swiss physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
April 20th, 1926 (April 20 1926)EventWestern Electric and Warner Bros. announce Vitaphone, a process to add sound to film.
April 20th, 1925 (April 20 1925)BirthErnie Stautner, German-born American football player (died in 2006)
April 20th, 1924 (April 20 1924)BirthLeslie Phillips, English actor
April 20th, 1923 (April 20 1923)BirthMother Angelica, American nun and broadcaster
April 20th, 1923 (April 20 1923)BirthTito Puente, American musician (died in 2000)
April 20th, 1921 (April 20 1921)BirthJanine Sutto, French Canadian actress
April 20th, 1920 (April 20 1920)BirthJohn Paul Stevens, U.S. Supreme Court Justice
April 20th, 1920 (April 20 1920)BirthRonald Speirs, WWII Veteran (died in 2007)
April 20th, 1919 (April 20 1919)BirthRichard Hillary, Australian Spitfire pilot and author (died in 1943)
April 20th, 1918 (April 20 1918)EventManfred von Richthofen, aka The Red Baron, shoots down his 79th and 80th victims marking his final victories before his death the following day.
April 20th, 1918 (April 20 1918)BirthEdward L. Beach, Jr., American naval officer, author (died in 2002)
April 20th, 1918 (April 20 1918)BirthKai Siegbahn, Swedish physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (died in 2007)
April 20th, 1918 (April 20 1918)DeathKarl Ferdinand Braun, German physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (born in 1850)
April 20th, 1916 (April 20 1916)EventChicago Cubs played their first game at Weeghman Park (currently Wrigley Field), defeating the Cincinnati Reds 7-6 in 11 innings
April 20th, 1915 (April 20 1915)BirthJoseph Wolpe, South African-born psychotherapist (died in 1997)
April 20th, 1914 (April 20 1914)EventForty-five men, women, and children die in the Ludlow Massacre during a Colorado coal-miner s strike.
April 20th, 1914 (April 20 1914)BirthBetty Lou Gerson, American actress (died in 1999)
April 20th, 1912 (April 20 1912)EventOpening day for baseball stadiums Tiger Stadium in Detroit, Michigan, and Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.
April 20th, 1912 (April 20 1912)DeathBram Stoker, Irish author (born in 1847)
April 20th, 1908 (April 20 1908)EventOpening day of competition of the New South Wales Rugby League.
April 20th, 1908 (April 20 1908)BirthLionel Hampton, American musician (died in 2002)
April 20th, 1904 (April 20 1904)BirthBruce Cabot, American actor (died in 1972)
April 20th, 1904 (April 20 1904)BirthGeorge Stibitz, American scientist (died in 1995)
April 20th, 1902 (April 20 1902)EventPierre and Marie Curie refine radium chloride.Marie Curie Quotes
April 20th, 1899 (April 20 1899)DeathJoseph Wolf, German artist (born in 1820)
April 20th, 1896 (April 20 1896)BirthWop May, Canadian aviator (died in 1952)
April 20th, 1896 (April 20 1896)BirthHenry de Montherlant, French writer (died in 1972)
April 20th, 1895 (April 20 1895)BirthEmile Christian, American musician (died in 1973)
April 20th, 1893 (April 20 1893)BirthHarold Lloyd, American actor (died in 1971)
April 20th, 1893 (April 20 1893)BirthEdna Parker, American supercentenarian
April 20th, 1893 (April 20 1893)BirthJoan Miro, Spanish painter (died in 1983)
April 20th, 1890 (April 20 1890)BirthMaurice Duplessis, premier of Quebec, known as "Le Chef" (died in 1959)Maurice Duplessis Quotes
April 20th, 1889 (April 20 1889)BirthAdolf Hitler, leader of Nazi Germany from 1933 until his death (died in 1945)Adolf Hitler Quotes
April 20th, 1889 (April 20 1889)BirthAlbert Jean Amateau, Turkish-born businessman and social activist (died in 1996)
April 20th, 1887 (April 20 1887)DeathMuhammad Sharif Pasha, Egyptian statesman (born in 1826)
April 20th, 1884 (April 20 1884)EventPope Leo XIII publishes the encyclical, Humanum Genus.
April 20th, 1884 (April 20 1884)BirthPrincess Beatrice of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (died in 1966)
April 20th, 1882 (April 20 1882)BirthHolland Smith, U.S. General (died in 1967)
April 20th, 1879 (April 20 1879)BirthPaul Poiret, French couturier (died in 1944)
April 20th, 1874 (April 20 1874)DeathAlexander H. Bailey, American politician (born in 1817)
April 20th, 1873 (April 20 1873)DeathWilliam Tite, English architect (born in 1798)
April 20th, 1871 (April 20 1871)EventCivil Rights Act of 1871
April 20th, 1870 (April 20 1870)BirthMaulvi Abdul Haq, Father of Urdu, Pakistani scholar (d.1961)
April 20th, 1862 (April 20 1862)EventThe first pasteurization test completed by Louis Pasteur and Claude Bernard.Louis Pasteur Quotes
April 20th, 1861 (April 20 1861)EventAmerican Civil War: Robert E. Lee resigns his commission in the United States Army in order to command the forces of the state of Virginia.
April 20th, 1851 (April 20 1851)BirthYoung Tom Morris, Scottish golfer (died in 1875)
April 20th, 1850 (April 20 1850)BirthDaniel Chester French, American sculptor (died in 1931)
April 20th, 1836 (April 20 1836)EventU.S. Congress passes an act creating the Wisconsin Territory.
April 20th, 1831 (April 20 1831)DeathJohn Abernethy, English surgeon (born in 1764)
April 20th, 1828 (April 20 1828)EventRene Caillie is first non-Muslim to enter Timbouctou.
April 20th, 1826 (April 20 1826)BirthDinah Craik, English author (died in 1887)Dinah Craik Quotes
April 20th, 1818 (April 20 1818)BirthHeinrich Gobel, German-born inventor (died in 1893)
April 20th, 1810 (April 20 1810)EventThe Governors of Caracas declares the national sovereignty from Spain.
April 20th, 1808 (April 20 1808)BirthNapoleon III, Emperor of the French (died in 1873)
April 20th, 1792 (April 20 1792)EventFrance declares war on Austria, the beginning of French Revolutionary Wars.
April 20th, 1775 (April 20 1775)EventAmerican Revolutionary War: the siege of Boston begins, which followed the first battles at Lexington and Concord.
April 20th, 1769 (April 20 1769)DeathPontiac, Chief of the Ottawa
April 20th, 1765 (April 20 1765)DeathAbigail Williams, American accuser in the Salem witch trials (born in 1674)
April 20th, 1745 (April 20 1745)BirthPhilippe Pinel, French physician (died in 1826)
April 20th, 1723 (April 20 1723)BirthCornelius Harnett, American delegate to the Continental Congress (died in 1781)
April 20th, 1718 (April 20 1718)BirthDavid Brainerd, American missionary (died in 1747)
April 20th, 1703 (April 20 1703)DeathLancelot Addison, English royal chaplain (born in 1632)
April 20th, 1689 (April 20 1689)EventThe former King James II of England, now deposed, lays siege to Derry.
April 20th, 1668 (April 20 1668)BirthYuri Troubetzkoy, Governor of Belgorod (died in 1739)
April 20th, 1657 (April 20 1657)EventAdmiral Robert Blake destroys a Spanish silver fleet under heavy fire at Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
April 20th, 1657 (April 20 1657)EventFreedom of religion is granted to the Jews of New Amsterdam (later New York City).
April 20th, 1653 (April 20 1653)EventOliver Cromwell dissolves the Rump Parliament.Oliver Cromwell Quotes
April 20th, 1650 (April 20 1650)BirthWilliam Bedloe, English informer (died in 1680)
April 20th, 1646 (April 20 1646)BirthCharles Plumier, French botanist (died in 1704)
April 20th, 1643 (April 20 1643)DeathChristoph Demantius, German composer (born in 1567)
April 20th, 1633 (April 20 1633)BirthEmperor Go-Komyo of Japan (died in 1654)
April 20th, 1586 (April 20 1586)BirthSaint Rose of Lima, Peruvian saint (died in 1617)
April 20th, 1558 (April 20 1558)DeathJohannes Bugenhagen, German reformer (born in 1485)
April 20th, 1534 (April 20 1534)EventJacques Cartier begins his voyage, in which he will discover Canada and Labrador.
April 20th, 1534 (April 20 1534)DeathElizabeth Barton, English nun (executed)
April 20th, 1521 (April 20 1521)DeathZhengde, Emperor of China (born in 1491)
April 20th, 1494 (April 20 1494)BirthJohannes Agricola, German Protestant reformer (died in 1566)
April 20th, 1314 (April 20 1314)DeathPope Clement V (born in 1264)
April 20th, 1303 (April 20 1303)EventThe University of Rome La Sapienza is instituted by Pope Boniface VIII.
April 20th, 1176 (April 20 1176)DeathRichard de Clare, 2nd Earl of Pembroke, English soldier (born in 1130)
April 20th, 0702 (April 20 0702)BirthJafar Sadiq, Muslim scholar (died in 765)

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