Home | Celebrity Profiles | Celebrity Picture Gallery | Videos | On This Day | Jokes | Latest Updates | Millionaire Dating
Eforu.com
Home: On this Day: October 20

Famous birthdays, deaths and events of October 20


Select a date: 
     

Birthdays
  • 1700 - Charlotte Aglaé of Orléans, Duchess of Modena (d. 1761)
  • 1719 - Gottfried Achenwall, German statistician (d. 1772)
  • 1819 - Carl Mikuli, Polish pianist (d. 1897)
  • 1822 - Thomas Hughes, English novelist (d. 1896)
  • 1854 - Arthur Rimbaud, French poet (d. 1891)
  • 1874 - Charles Ives, American composer (d. 1954)
  • 1882 - Bela Lugosi, Hungarian-born actor (d. 1956)
  • 1889 - Margaret Dumont, American actress (d. 1965)
  • 1890 - Jelly Roll Morton, American composer (d. 1941)
  • 1893 - Charley Chase, American comedian (d. 1940)
  • 1894 - Olive Thomas, American actress (d. 1920)
  • 1895 - Rex Ingram, American actor (d. 1969)
  • 1897 - Crown Prince Eun of Korea, (d. 1970)
  • 1904 - Anna Neagle, English actress (d. 1986)
  • 1905 - Ellery Queen, pseudonym of two American writers (d. 1982)
  • 1907 - Arlene Francis, American television personality (d. 2001)
  • 1913 - Grandpa Jones, American banjo player and singer (d. 1998)
  • 1914 - Fayard Nicholas, American dancer (d. 2006)
  • 1917 - Jean-Pierre Melville, French director (d. 1973)
  • 1922 - John Anderson, American actor (d. 1992)
  • 1925 - Art Buchwald, American humorist (d. 2007)
  • 1925 - Roger Hanin, French actor
  • 1931 - Mickey Mantle, American baseball player (d. 1995)
  • 1932 - Rosey Brown, American football player (d. 2004)
  • 1932 - William Christopher, American actor (M*A*S*H)
  • 1934 - Eddie Harris, American jazz saxophonist (d. 1996)
  • 1934 - Michiko, empress of Japan
  • 1935 - Jerry Orbach, American actor (d. 2004)
  • 1937 - Juan Marichal, Dominican baseball player
  • 1937 - Wanda Jackson, American rock and rockabilly singer
  • 1940 - Kathy Kirby, British singer
  • 1940 - Robert Pinsky, American poet and Poet Laureate of the United States
  • 1942 - Earl Hindman, American actor (d. 2003)
  • 1942 - Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard, German biologist
  • 1943 - Dunja Vejzovic, Croatian soprano
  • 1944 - David Mancuso, American disc jockey
  • 1946 - Lewis Grizzard, American writer and humorist (d. 1994)
  • 1946 - Elfriede Jelinek, Austrian writer
  • 1946 - Lucien Van Impe, Belgian cyclist
  • 1949 - Valeri Borzov, Ukrainian athlete
  • 1950 - Tom Petty, American musician
  • 1953 - Keith Hernandez, American baseball player
  • 1953 - Bill Nunn, American actor
  • 1954 - Steve Orich, orchestrator
  • 1955 - Thomas Newman, American composer
  • 1955 - David Profumo, English novelist
  • 1955 - Aaron Pryor, American boxer
  • 1956 - Danny Boyle, English film director
  • 1957 - Susanna Haavisto, Finnish actress and singer
  • 1958 - Valerie Faris, American film director
  • 1958 - Lynn Flewelling, American fantasy author
  • 1958 - Scott Hall, American professional wrestler
  • 1958 - Mark King, English musician and singer (Level 42)
  • 1958 - Dave Krieg, American football player
  • 1958 - Viggo Mortensen, American actor
  • 1958 - Ivo Pogorelic, Croatian pianist
  • 1958 - Dave Finlay, Irish professional wrestler
  • 1960 - Konstantin Aseev, Russian chess player (d. 2004)
  • 1960 - Lepa Brena, famous Yugoslav singer
  • 1961 - Ian Rush, Welsh footballer
  • 1961 - Michie Tomizawa, Japanese voice actress
  • 1962 - David M. Evans, American screenwriter and film director
  • 1962 - Dave Wong, Hong Kong/Taiwanese singer-songwriter
  • 1963 - Julie Payette, Canadian astronaut
  • 1963 - Nikos Tsiantakis, Greek footballer
  • 1965 - Norman Blake, Scottish musician
  • 1965 - Jil Caplan, French singer and songwriter
  • 1965 - Neil Patrick Carrick, American Whistleblower
  • 1965 - Mikhail Shtalenkov, Russian ice hockey player
  • 1965 - William Zabka, American actor
  • 1966 - Allan Donald, South African cricketer
  • 1966 - Fred Coury, American drummer (Cinderella)
  • 1967 - Luigi Lo Cascio, Italian actor
  • 1967 - Luck Mervil, Québécois actor and singer
  • 1967 - Marco Ngai, Hong Kong actor
  • 1969 - Juan González, Puerto Rican baseball player
  • 1969 - Laurie Daley, Australian rugby league footballer
  • 1969 - Lambros Papakostas, Greek high jumper
  • 1970 - Chavo Guerrero, Jr.
  • 1971 - Dannii Minogue, Australian singer
  • 1971 - Snoop Dogg, American rapper
  • 1972 - Will Greenwood, England rugby union player
  • 1976 - Tom Wisniewski, American guitarist (MxPx)
  • 1977 - Matt Jansen, English footballer
  • 1977 - Leila Josefowicz, Canadian classical violinist
  • 1977 - Sam Witwer, American actor
  • 1978 - Virender Sehwag, Indian cricketer
  • 1978 - Paul Wilson, Irish bass player (Snow Patrol)
  • 1978 - Michael Johns, American Idol (season 7) finalist
  • 1979 - Paul Ifill, Barbadian footballer
  • 1979 - John Krasinski, American actor
  • 1979 - Paul O'Connell, Irish rugby player
  • 1980 - Gary Jarman, English musician
  • 1980 - Jose Veras, Dominican baseball player
  • 1981 - Willis McGahee, American football player
  • 1981 - Dimitrios Papadopoulos, Greek footballer
  • 1981 - Francisco Javier Rodríguez, Mexican footballer
  • 1982 - Yasser Al-Qahtani, Saudi footballer
  • 1982 - Becky Brewerton, Welsh golfer
  • 1983 - Alex Nackman, musician
  • 1983 - Luis Saritama, Ecuadorian footballer
  • 1983 - Takayuki Yamada, Japanese actor
  • 1984 - Florent Sinama-Pongolle, French footballer
  • 1984 - Andrew Trimble, Northern Irish rugby player for Irish rugby team
  • 1985 - Jennifer Nicole Freeman, American actress
  • 1985 - Dominic McGuire, American basketball player
  • 1985 - James Sutton, British racing driver
  • 1986 - Priyanka Sharma, Indian actress
  • 1988 - Risa Niigaki, Japanese singer (Morning Musume)
  • 1994 - Morgan Featherstone, Australian model


Deaths
  • 460 - Aelia Eudocia, Byzantine Empress
  • 1652 - Antonio Coello, Spanish writer (b. 1611)
  • 1842 - Grace Darling, English heroine (b. 1815)
  • 1865 - Champ Ferguson, Confederate guerrilla (b. 1821)
  • 1900 - Naim Frashëri, Albanian poet (b. 1846)
  • 1936 - Anne Sullivan, American teacher (b. 1866)
  • 1953 - Werner Baumbach, German bomber pilot (b. 1916)
  • 1978 - Gunnar Nilsson, Swedish race car driver (b.1948)
  • 1983 - Peter Dudley, British actor (b. 1935)
  • 1983 - Yves Thériault, French Canadian author (b. 1915)
  • 1988 - Sheila Scott, English aviatrix (b. 1922)
  • 1989 - Anthony Quayle, English actor (b. 1913)
  • 1990 - Joel McCrea, American actor (b. 1905)
  • 1994 - Burt Lancaster, American actor (b. 1913)
  • 1995 - Christopher Stone, American actor (b. 1942)
  • 2001 - Ted Ammon, American financier (b. 1949)
  • 2002 - Barbara Berjer, American actress (b. 1920)
  • 2002 - Bernard Fresson, French actor (b. 1931)
  • 2003 - Jack Elam, American actor (b. 1918)
  • 2003 - Miodrag Petrović, Serbian actor (b. 1924)
  • 2004 - Anthony Hecht, American poet (b. 1923)
  • 2004 - Chuck Hiller, American baseball player (b. 1934)
  • 2005 - Shirley Horn, American singer (b. 1934)
  • 2006 - Jane Wyatt, American actress (b. 1910)
  • 2007 - Max McGee, American football player (b. 1932)
  • 2007 - Paul Raven, British bass-player (Killing Joke
  • 2008 - Gene Hickerson, American football Hall of Famer (b. 1935)

Events
  • 1740 - Maria 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.
  • 1781 - Patent of Toleration, providing limited freedom of worship, was approved in Habsburg Monarchy.
  • 1803 - The United States Senate ratifies the Louisiana Purchase.
  • 1818 - The 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.
  • 1827 - Battle of Navarino
  • 1883 - Peru and Chile signed the Treaty of Ancón, by which the Tarapacá province was ceded to the latter, bringing an end to Peru's involvement in the War of the Pacific.
  • 1910 - The hull of the RMS Olympic, sister-ship to the ill-fated RMS Titanic, is launched from the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast, Ireland.
  • 1935 - The Long March ends
  • 1941 - World War II: Thousands of civilians in Kragujevac in German-occupied Serbia are killed in the Kragujevac massacre.
  • 1944 - The Soviet army and Yugoslav Partisans liberate Belgrade, the capital of Yugoslavia
  • 1944 - Liquid natural gas leaks from storage tanks in Cleveland, then explodes; the explosion and resulting fire level 30 blocks and kill 130.
  • 1944 - General 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.
  • 1947 - The 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.
  • 1951 - The "Johnny Bright Incident" occurred in Stillwater, Oklahoma
  • 1952 - Governor 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.
  • 1955 - Publication of The Return of the King, being the last part of The Lord of the Rings.
  • 1967 - A purported bigfoot is filmed by Patterson and Gimlin.
  • 1968 - Former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy marries Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis.
  • 1970 - Siad Barre declares Somalia a socialist state.
  • 1971 - The Nepal stock exchange collapses.
  • 1973 - The 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.
  • 1973 - The Sydney Opera House opens.
  • 1976 - The 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.
  • 1977 - A 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.
  • 1979 - The John F Kennedy library is opened in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • 1982 - During the UEFA Cup match between FC Spartak Moscow and HFC Haarlem, 66 people are crushed to death in the Luzhniki disaster.
  • 1984 - The Monterey Bay Aquarium opens in Monterey Bay, California.
  • 1991 - The Oakland Hills firestorm kills 25 and destroys 3,469 homes and apartments, causing more than $2 billion in damage.
  • 2009 - European astronomers discover 32 new exoplanets.
  • 2011 - Arab Spring and the Libyan civil war: Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is killed in Sirte, with National Transitional Council forces taking control of the city, and ending the war.
  • 2011 - Basque separatist militant organisation ETA declares an end to its 43-year campaign of political violence, which has killed over 800 people since 1968.


Select a date: 
     








Home | Celebrity Profiles | Celebrity Gallery | Celebrity Videos | On This Day | Jokes | Dating | Latest Updates | Contact Us
Copyright ©1998-2013 Eforu.com All rights Reserved. Disclaimer Privacy Policy
This page uses material from the Wikipedia article "October 20".