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October 20th, 2007 (October 20 2007)DeathMax McGee, American football player (born in 1932)
October 20th, 2007 (October 20 2007)DeathPaul Raven, British bass-player (Killing Joke, Ministry) (born in 1961)
October 20th, 2006 (October 20 2006)DeathJane Wyatt, American actress (born in 1910)
October 20th, 2005 (October 20 2005)DeathShirley Horn, American singer (born in 1934)
October 20th, 2005 (October 20 2005)DeathEndon Mahmood, First Lady of Malaysia (breast cancer) (born in 1941)
October 20th, 2005 (October 20 2005)DeathEva Svankmajerova, Czech artist (born in 1940)
October 20th, 2004 (October 20 2004)DeathAnthony Hecht, American poet (born in 1923)
October 20th, 2004 (October 20 2004)DeathChuck Hiller, American baseball player (born in 1934)
October 20th, 2003 (October 20 2003)DeathJack Elam, American actor (born in 1918)
October 20th, 2003 (October 20 2003)DeathMiodrag Petrovic, Serbian actor (born in 1924)
October 20th, 2002 (October 20 2002)DeathBarbara Berjer, American actress (born in 1920)
October 20th, 2002 (October 20 2002)DeathBernard Fresson, French actor (born in 1931)
October 20th, 2001 (October 20 2001)DeathTed Ammon, American financier (born in 1949)
October 20th, 1999 (October 20 1999)DeathCalvin Griffith, Former owner of Washington Senators (born in 1911)
October 20th, 1995 (October 20 1995)DeathChristopher Stone, American actor (born in 1942)
October 20th, 1994 (October 20 1994)BirthMorgan Featherstone, Australian model
October 20th, 1994 (October 20 1994)DeathBurt Lancaster, American actor (born in 1913)
October 20th, 1993 (October 20 1993)DeathSugiyama Yasushi, Japanese painter (born in 1909)
October 20th, 1992 (October 20 1992)DeathWerner Torkanowsky, German conductor (born in 1926)
October 20th, 1991 (October 20 1991)EventThe Oakland Hills firestorm kills 25 and destroys 3,469 homes and apartments, causing more than $2 billion in damage.
October 20th, 1990 (October 20 1990)DeathJoel McCrea, American actor (born in 1905)
October 20th, 1989 (October 20 1989)DeathAnthony Quayle, English actor (born in 1913)Anthony Quayle Quotes
October 20th, 1988 (October 20 1988)BirthRisa Niigaki, Japanese singer (Morning Musume)
October 20th, 1988 (October 20 1988)DeathSheila Scott, English aviatrix (born in 1922)
October 20th, 1987 (October 20 1987)DeathAndrey Kolmogorov, Russian mathematician (born in 1903)
October 20th, 1986 (October 20 1986)BirthPriyanka Sharma, Indian actress
October 20th, 1985 (October 20 1985)BirthJennifer Nicole Freeman, American actress
October 20th, 1985 (October 20 1985)BirthDominic McGuire, American basketball playerAl McGuire Quotes
October 20th, 1985 (October 20 1985)BirthJames Sutton, British racing driver
October 20th, 1984 (October 20 1984)EventThe Monterey Bay Aquarium opens in Monterey Bay, California.
October 20th, 1984 (October 20 1984)BirthFlorent Sinama-Pongolle, French footballer
October 20th, 1984 (October 20 1984)BirthAndrew Trimble, Northern Irish rugby player for Irish rugby team
October 20th, 1984 (October 20 1984)DeathCarl Ferdinand Cori, Austrian-born biochemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (born in 1896)
October 20th, 1984 (October 20 1984)DeathPaul Dirac, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (born in 1902)Paul Dirac Quotes
October 20th, 1983 (October 20 1983)BirthAlex Nackman, musician
October 20th, 1983 (October 20 1983)BirthLuis Saritama, Ecuadorian footballer
October 20th, 1983 (October 20 1983)BirthTakayuki Yamada, Japanese actor
October 20th, 1983 (October 20 1983)DeathPeter Dudley, British actor
October 20th, 1983 (October 20 1983)DeathYves Theriault, French Canadian author (born in 1915)
October 20th, 1982 (October 20 1982)EventDuring the UEFA Cup match between FC Spartak Moscow and HFC Haarlem, 66 people are crushed to death in the Luzhniki disaster.
October 20th, 1982 (October 20 1982)BirthYasser Al-Qahtani, Saudi footballer
October 20th, 1982 (October 20 1982)BirthBecky Brewerton, Welsh golfer
October 20th, 1981 (October 20 1981)BirthWillis McGahee, American football player
October 20th, 1981 (October 20 1981)BirthDimitrios Papadopoulos, Greek footballer
October 20th, 1981 (October 20 1981)BirthFrancisco Javier Rodriguez, Mexican footballer
October 20th, 1980 (October 20 1980)BirthJose Veras, Dominican baseball player
October 20th, 1979 (October 20 1979)EventThe John F Kennedy library is opened in Boston, Massachusetts.
October 20th, 1979 (October 20 1979)BirthPaul Ifill, Barbadian footballer
October 20th, 1979 (October 20 1979)BirthJohn Krasinski, American actor
October 20th, 1979 (October 20 1979)BirthPaul O Connell, Irish rugby player
October 20th, 1978 (October 20 1978)BirthVirender Sehwag, Indian cricketer
October 20th, 1978 (October 20 1978)BirthPaul Wilson, Irish bass player (Snow Patrol)
October 20th, 1978 (October 20 1978)BirthMichael Johns, American Idol (season 7) finalistMichael Johns Quotes
October 20th, 1977 (October 20 1977)EventA plane carrying Lynyrd Skynyrd crashes in Mississippi, killing lead singer Ronnie Van Zant and guitarist Steve Gaines along with backup singer Cassie Gaines, the road manager, pilot, and co-pilot.
October 20th, 1977 (October 20 1977)BirthMatt Jansen, English footballer
October 20th, 1977 (October 20 1977)BirthLeila Josefowicz, Canadian classical violinist
October 20th, 1976 (October 20 1976)EventThe ferry George Prince is struck by a ship while crossing the Mississippi River between Destrehan and Luling, LA. Seventy-eight passengers and crew died; only 18 people aboard the ferry survived.
October 20th, 1976 (October 20 1976)BirthTom Wisniewski, American guitarist (MxPx)
October 20th, 1973 (October 20 1973)EventThe Saturday Night Massacre: President Nixon fires Attorney General Elliot Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus after they refuse to fire Watergate prosecutor Archibald Cox, who is finally fired by Robert Bork.
October 20th, 1973 (October 20 1973)EventThe Sydney Opera House opens.
October 20th, 1972 (October 20 1972)BirthWill Greenwood, England rugby union player
October 20th, 1972 (October 20 1972)DeathHarlow Shapley, American astronomer (born in 1885)
October 20th, 1971 (October 20 1971)EventThe Nepal stock exchange collapses.
October 20th, 1971 (October 20 1971)BirthDannii Minogue, Australian singer
October 20th, 1971 (October 20 1971)BirthSnoop Dogg, American rapperSnoop Dogg Quotes
October 20th, 1970 (October 20 1970)EventSiad Barre declares Somalia a socialist state.
October 20th, 1970 (October 20 1970)BirthChavo Guerrero, Jr., American professional wrestler
October 20th, 1970 (October 20 1970)BirthMichelle Malkin, American political commentator and author
October 20th, 1969 (October 20 1969)BirthJuan Gonzalez, Puerto Rican baseball player
October 20th, 1969 (October 20 1969)BirthLaurie Daley, Australian rugby league footballer
October 20th, 1969 (October 20 1969)BirthLambros Papakostas, Greek high jumper
October 20th, 1968 (October 20 1968)EventFormer First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy marries Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis.Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Quotes
October 20th, 1968 (October 20 1968)DeathBud Flanagan, British wartime entertainer (born in 1896)
October 20th, 1967 (October 20 1967)EventA purported bigfoot is filmed by Patterson and Gimlin.
October 20th, 1967 (October 20 1967)BirthLuigi Lo Cascio, Italian actor
October 20th, 1967 (October 20 1967)BirthLuck Mervil, Quebecois actor and singer
October 20th, 1967 (October 20 1967)BirthMarco Ngai, Hong Kong actor
October 20th, 1967 (October 20 1967)DeathYoshida Shigeru, Prime Minister of Japan (born in 1878)
October 20th, 1966 (October 20 1966)BirthAbu Musab al-Zarqawi, Al-Qaeda leader (died in 2006)
October 20th, 1966 (October 20 1966)BirthAllan Donald, South African cricketer
October 20th, 1966 (October 20 1966)BirthStefan Raab, German entertainer
October 20th, 1966 (October 20 1966)BirthPatrick J. Volkerding, Founder and maintainer of the Slackware Linux distribution
October 20th, 1965 (October 20 1965)BirthNorman Blake, Scottish musician
October 20th, 1965 (October 20 1965)BirthJil Caplan, French singer and songwriter
October 20th, 1965 (October 20 1965)BirthMikhail Shtalenkov, Russian ice hockey player
October 20th, 1965 (October 20 1965)BirthWilliam Zabka, American actor
October 20th, 1964 (October 20 1964)DeathHerbert Hoover, 31st President of the United States (born in 1874)Herbert Hoover Quotes
October 20th, 1963 (October 20 1963)BirthJulie Payette, Canadian astronaut
October 20th, 1963 (October 20 1963)BirthNikos Tsiantakis, Greek footballer
October 20th, 1962 (October 20 1962)BirthDavid M. Evans, American screenwriter and film director Evans Quotes
October 20th, 1962 (October 20 1962)BirthDave Wong, Hong Kong/Taiwanese singer-songwriter
October 20th, 1961 (October 20 1961)BirthIan Rush, Welsh footballer
October 20th, 1961 (October 20 1961)BirthMichie Tomizawa, Japanese voice actress
October 20th, 1960 (October 20 1960)BirthKonstantin Aseev, Russian chess player (died in 2004)
October 20th, 1960 (October 20 1960)BirthLepa Brena, famous Yugoslav singer
October 20th, 1958 (October 20 1958)BirthValerie Faris, American film director
October 20th, 1958 (October 20 1958)BirthLynn Flewelling, American fantasy author
October 20th, 1958 (October 20 1958)BirthScott Hall, American professional wrestler
October 20th, 1958 (October 20 1958)BirthMark King, English musician and singer (Level 42)
October 20th, 1958 (October 20 1958)BirthDave Krieg, American football player
October 20th, 1958 (October 20 1958)BirthViggo Mortensen, American actor
October 20th, 1958 (October 20 1958)BirthIvo Pogorelic, Croatian pianist
October 20th, 1957 (October 20 1957)BirthSusanna Haavisto, Finnish actress and singer
October 20th, 1956 (October 20 1956)BirthDanny Boyle, English film director
October 20th, 1955 (October 20 1955)EventPublication of The Return of the King, being the last part of The Lord of the Rings.
October 20th, 1955 (October 20 1955)BirthThomas Newman, American composer
October 20th, 1955 (October 20 1955)BirthDavid Profumo, English novelist
October 20th, 1955 (October 20 1955)BirthAaron Pryor, American boxer
October 20th, 1954 (October 20 1954)BirthSteve Orich, orchestrator
October 20th, 1953 (October 20 1953)BirthKeith Hernandez, American baseball player
October 20th, 1953 (October 20 1953)BirthBill Nunn, American actor
October 20th, 1953 (October 20 1953)DeathWerner Baumbach, German bomber pilot (born in 1916)
October 20th, 1952 (October 20 1952)EventGovernor Evelyn Baring declared a state of emergency in Kenya and began arresting hundreds of suspected leaders of the Mau Mau Uprising, including Jomo Kenyatta, the future first President of Kenya.
October 20th, 1951 (October 20 1951)EventThe "Johnny Bright Incident" occurred in Stillwater, OklahomaJohn Bright Quotes
October 20th, 1951 (October 20 1951)BirthPatrick Hall, British politician
October 20th, 1951 (October 20 1951)BirthLeif Pagrotsky, Swedish politician
October 20th, 1951 (October 20 1951)BirthClaudio Ranieri, Italian football player and manager
October 20th, 1950 (October 20 1950)BirthTom Petty, American musicianTom Petty Quotes
October 20th, 1949 (October 20 1949)BirthValeri Borzov, Ukrainian athlete
October 20th, 1947 (October 20 1947)EventThe House Un-American Activities Committee begins its investigation into Communist infiltration of Hollywood, resulting in a blacklist that prevents some from working in the industry for years.
October 20th, 1946 (October 20 1946)BirthLewis Grizzard, American writer and humorist (died in 1994)
October 20th, 1946 (October 20 1946)BirthElfriede Jelinek, Austrian writer, Nobel Prize laureate
October 20th, 1946 (October 20 1946)BirthLucien Van Impe, Belgian cyclist
October 20th, 1944 (October 20 1944)EventThe Soviet army and Yugoslav Partisans liberate Belgrade, the capital of Yugoslavia
October 20th, 1944 (October 20 1944)EventLiquid natural gas leaks from storage tanks in Cleveland, then explodes; the explosion and resulting fire level 30 blocks and kill 130.
October 20th, 1944 (October 20 1944)EventGeneral Douglas MacArthur fulfills his promise to return to the Philippines when he commands an Allied assault on the islands, reclaiming them from the Japanese during the Second World War.Douglas MacArthur Quotes
October 20th, 1944 (October 20 1944)BirthDavid Mancuso, American disc jockey
October 20th, 1943 (October 20 1943)BirthDunja Vejzovic, Croatian soprano
October 20th, 1942 (October 20 1942)BirthEarl Hindman, American actor (died in 2003)
October 20th, 1942 (October 20 1942)BirthChristiane Nusslein-Volhard, German biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
October 20th, 1941 (October 20 1941)EventWorld War II: Thousands of civilians in Kragujevac in German-occupied Serbia are killed in the Kragujevac massacre.
October 20th, 1940 (October 20 1940)BirthKathy Kirby, British singer
October 20th, 1940 (October 20 1940)BirthRobert Pinsky, American poet and Poet Laureate of the United States
October 20th, 1940 (October 20 1940)DeathGunnar Asplund, Swedish architect (born in 1885)
October 20th, 1938 (October 20 1938)BirthIain Macmillan, Abbey Road photographer (died in 2006)
October 20th, 1937 (October 20 1937)BirthJuan Marichal, Dominican baseball player
October 20th, 1937 (October 20 1937)BirthWanda Jackson, American rock and rockabilly singer
October 20th, 1936 (October 20 1936)DeathAnne Sullivan, American teacher (born in 1866)
October 20th, 1935 (October 20 1935)EventThe Long March ends
October 20th, 1935 (October 20 1935)BirthJerry Orbach, American actor (died in 2004)
October 20th, 1935 (October 20 1935)DeathArthur Henderson, Scottish politician, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (born in 1863)
October 20th, 1934 (October 20 1934)BirthEddie Harris, American jazz saxophonist (died in 1996)
October 20th, 1934 (October 20 1934)BirthMichiko, empress of Japan
October 20th, 1932 (October 20 1932)BirthRosey Brown, American football player (died in 2004)
October 20th, 1932 (October 20 1932)BirthWilliam Christopher, American actor (M*A*S*H)
October 20th, 1931 (October 20 1931)BirthRichard Caliguiri, American politician (died in 1988)
October 20th, 1931 (October 20 1931)BirthMickey Mantle, American baseball player (died in 1995)
October 20th, 1926 (October 20 1926)DeathEugene Debs, American labor leader and Socialist presidential candidate (born in 1855)
October 20th, 1925 (October 20 1925)BirthArt Buchwald, American humorist (died in 2007)
October 20th, 1925 (October 20 1925)BirthTom Dowd, American recording engineer (died in 2002)
October 20th, 1925 (October 20 1925)BirthRoger Hanin, French actor
October 20th, 1923 (October 20 1923)BirthRobert Craft, American conductor
October 20th, 1922 (October 20 1922)BirthJohn Anderson, American actor (died in 1992)
October 20th, 1919 (October 20 1919)BirthTracy Hall, American inventor
October 20th, 1918 (October 20 1918)BirthRobert Lochner, German journalist (died in 2003)
October 20th, 1917 (October 20 1917)BirthJean-Pierre Melville, French director (died in 1973)
October 20th, 1914 (October 20 1914)BirthFayard Nicholas, American dancer (died in 2006)
October 20th, 1913 (October 20 1913)BirthGrandpa Jones, American banjo player and singer (died in 1998)
October 20th, 1910 (October 20 1910)EventThe hull of the RMS Olympic, sister-ship to the ill-fated RMS Titanic, is launched from the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast, Ireland.
October 20th, 1910 (October 20 1910)DeathDavid B. Hill, Governor of New York (born in 1843)
October 20th, 1909 (October 20 1909)BirthSugiyama Yasushi, Japanese painter (died in 1993)
October 20th, 1907 (October 20 1907)BirthArlene Francis, American television personality (died in 2001)
October 20th, 1907 (October 20 1907)DeathSaid Pasha Kurd, Kurdish statesman (b.1834)
October 20th, 1905 (October 20 1905)BirthEllery Queen, pseudonym of two American writers (died in 1982)
October 20th, 1904 (October 20 1904)BirthAnna Neagle, English actress (died in 1986)
October 20th, 1904 (October 20 1904)BirthTommy Clement Douglas, Canadian politician (died in 1986)Tommy Douglas Quotes
October 20th, 1900 (October 20 1900)BirthWayne Morse, U.S. Senator from Oregon (died in 1974)
October 20th, 1900 (October 20 1900)DeathNaim Frasheri, Albanian poet (born in 1846)
October 20th, 1897 (October 20 1897)BirthCrown Prince Eun of Korea (died in 1970)
October 20th, 1895 (October 20 1895)BirthRex Ingram, American actor (died in 1969)
October 20th, 1894 (October 20 1894)BirthOlive Thomas, American actress (died in 1920)
October 20th, 1893 (October 20 1893)BirthCharley Chase, American comedian (died in 1940)
October 20th, 1891 (October 20 1891)BirthJames Chadwick, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (died in 1974)
October 20th, 1891 (October 20 1891)BirthJomo Kenyatta, President of Kenya (died in 1978)
October 20th, 1890 (October 20 1890)BirthJelly Roll Morton, American composer (died in 1941)
October 20th, 1890 (October 20 1890)DeathSir Richard Burton, British explorer and writer (born in 1821)
October 20th, 1889 (October 20 1889)BirthMargaret Dumont, American actress (died in 1965)
October 20th, 1883 (October 20 1883)EventPeru and Chile signed the Treaty of Ancon, by which the Tarapaca province was ceded to the latter, bringing an end to Peru s involvement in the War of the Pacific.
October 20th, 1882 (October 20 1882)BirthBela Lugosi, Hungarian-born actor (died in 1956)Bela Lugosi Quotes
October 20th, 1874 (October 20 1874)BirthCharles Ives, American composer (died in 1954)
October 20th, 1865 (October 20 1865)DeathChamp Ferguson, Confederate guerrilla (born in 1821)
October 20th, 1864 (October 20 1864)BirthJames F. Hinkle, American politician, sixth Governor of New Mexico (died in 1951)
October 20th, 1859 (October 20 1859)BirthJohn Dewey, American philosopher (died in 1952) Philo Quotes
October 20th, 1858 (October 20 1858)BirthJohn Burns, English politician (died in 1943)
October 20th, 1854 (October 20 1854)BirthArthur Rimbaud, French poet (died in 1891)Arthur Rimbaud Quotes
October 20th, 1842 (October 20 1842)DeathGrace Darling, English heroine (born in 1815)
October 20th, 1832 (October 20 1832)BirthConstantin Lipsius, German architect (died in 1894)
October 20th, 1827 (October 20 1827)EventBattle of Navarinoa combined Turkish and Egyptian armada is destroyed by an allied British, French, and Russian naval force in the port of Navarino in Pylos, Greece. The most important result of this battle is the end of the Greek Liberation War and the affirmation of independence of modern Greece.Roy Turk Quotes
October 20th, 1822 (October 20 1822)BirthThomas Hughes, English novelist (died in 1896)
October 20th, 1819 (October 20 1819)BirthThe Bab, Persian founder of the Babi Faith (died in 1850)
October 20th, 1819 (October 20 1819)BirthCarl Mikuli, Polish pianist (died in 1897)
October 20th, 1818 (October 20 1818)EventThe Convention of 1818 signed between the United States and the United Kingdom which, among other things, settled the US-Canada border on the 49th parallel for most of its length.
October 20th, 1808 (October 20 1808)BirthKarl Andree, German geographer (died in 1875)
October 20th, 1803 (October 20 1803)EventThe United States Senate ratifies the Louisiana Purchase.
October 20th, 1785 (October 20 1785)BirthGeorge Ormerod, English historian and antiquarian (died in 1873)
October 20th, 1784 (October 20 1784)BirthHenry Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (died in 1865)
October 20th, 1781 (October 20 1781)EventPatent of Toleration, providing limited freedom of worship, was approved in Habsburg Monarchy. Ovid Quotes
October 20th, 1780 (October 20 1780)BirthPauline Bonaparte, princess Borghese, sister of Napoleon Bonaparte (died in 1825)Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes
October 20th, 1759 (October 20 1759)BirthChauncey Goodrich, U.S. Senator from Connecticut (died in 1815)
October 20th, 1740 (October 20 1740)EventMaria Theresa takes the throne of Austria. France, Prussia, Bavaria and Saxony refuse to honour the Pragmatic Sanction and the War of the Austrian Succession begins.
October 20th, 1740 (October 20 1740)DeathCharles VI, Holy Roman Emperor (born in 1685)Holy Roman Emperor Charles V Quotes
October 20th, 1719 (October 20 1719)BirthGottfried Achenwall, German statistician (died in 1772)
October 20th, 1713 (October 20 1713)DeathArchibald Pitcairne, Scottish physician (born in 1652)
October 20th, 1711 (October 20 1711)BirthTimothy Ruggles, American-born Tory politician (died in 1795)
October 20th, 1700 (October 20 1700)BirthCharlotte Aglae of Orleans, Duchess of Modena (died in 1761)
October 20th, 1677 (October 20 1677)BirthStanislaus I Leszczynski, King of Poland (died in 1766)
October 20th, 1660 (October 20 1660)BirthRobert Bertie, 1st Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, English statesman (died in 1723)
October 20th, 1656 (October 20 1656)BirthNicolas de Largilliere, French painter (died in 1746)
October 20th, 1652 (October 20 1652)DeathAntonio Coello, Spanish writer (born in 1611)
October 20th, 1640 (October 20 1640)DeathJohn Ball, English Puritan clergyman (born in 1585)
October 20th, 1632 (October 20 1632)BirthSir Christopher Wren, English architect (died in 1723)
October 20th, 1631 (October 20 1631)DeathMichael Maestlin, German astronomer and mathematician (born in 1550)
October 20th, 1620 (October 20 1620)BirthAelbert Cuyp, Dutch painter (died in 1691)
October 20th, 1616 (October 20 1616)BirthThomas Bartholin, Danish physician, mathematician, and theologian (died in 1680)
October 20th, 1570 (October 20 1570)DeathJoao de Barros, Portuguese historian (born in 1496)
October 20th, 1496 (October 20 1496)BirthClaude, Duke of Guise, French soldier (died in 1550)
October 20th, 1463 (October 20 1463)BirthAlessandro Achillini, Italian philosopher (died in 1512)-- Philo Quotes
October 20th, 1139 (October 20 1139)DeathHenry X, Duke of Bavaria
October 20th, 0460 (October 20 0460)DeathAelia Eudocia, Byzantine Empress

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