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September 20th, 2007 (September 20 2007)DeathJohnny Gavin, Irish footballer (born in 1928)
September 20th, 2006 (September 20 2006)DeathArmin Jordan, Swiss conductor (born in 1932)
September 20th, 2006 (September 20 2006)DeathJohn W. Peterson, American songwriter (born in 1921)
September 20th, 2005 (September 20 2005)DeathSimon Wiesenthal, Austrian-Polish Nazi hunter (born in 1908)
September 20th, 2004 (September 20 2004)DeathBrian Clough, English footballer and football manager (born in 1935)Brian Clough Quotes
September 20th, 2004 (September 20 2004)DeathTownsend Hoopes, American politician (born in 1922)
September 20th, 2003 (September 20 2003)EventA referendum is held in Latvia to decide the country s accession to the European Union.
September 20th, 2003 (September 20 2003)EventMaldives civil unrest: the death of prisoner Hassan Evan Naseem sparks a day of rioting in Male.
September 20th, 2003 (September 20 2003)DeathLord Williams of Mostyn, British politician (born in 1941)
September 20th, 2003 (September 20 2003)DeathGordon Mitchell, American actor (born in 1923)
September 20th, 2003 (September 20 2003)DeathSimon Muzenda, Zimbabwe politician (born in 1922)
September 20th, 2002 (September 20 2002)EventKolka-Karmadon rock/ice slide started.
September 20th, 2001 (September 20 2001)EventIn an address to a joint session of Congress and the American People president George W. Bush declares "war on terror".George W. Bush Quotes
September 20th, 2000 (September 20 2000)EventThe British MI6 Secret Intelligence Service building was attacked by a Russian-built Mark 22 anti-tank missile
September 20th, 2000 (September 20 2000)DeathGherman Titov, cosmonaut (born in 1935)
September 20th, 1999 (September 20 1999)DeathRaisa Gorbachyova, wife of Mikhail Gorbachev (born in 1932)
September 20th, 1999 (September 20 1999)DeathRobert Lebel, Quebec ice hockey administrator (born in 1905)
September 20th, 1998 (September 20 1998)EventBaltimore Orioles third baseman Cal Ripken, Jr. chooses to sit out the Orioles game against the New York Yankees, ending his record streak for consecutive Major League Baseball games played at 2,632.
September 20th, 1996 (September 20 1996)DeathPaul Erdos, Hungarian mathematician (born in 1913)Paul Erdos Quotes
September 20th, 1995 (September 20 1995)BirthSammi Hanratty, American actress
September 20th, 1994 (September 20 1994)DeathJule Styne, American songwriter (born in 1905)
September 20th, 1994 (September 20 1994)DeathAbioseh Nicol, Sierra Leonean diplomat and noted author (born in 1924)
September 20th, 1993 (September 20 1993)BirthTaylor Parks, American actress
September 20th, 1993 (September 20 1993)DeathErich Hartmann, German, world s most successful fighter pilot (352 kills ; born in 1922)
September 20th, 1991 (September 20 1991)BirthSpencer Locke, American actress
September 20th, 1990 (September 20 1990)EventSouth Ossetia declares its independence from Georgia.
September 20th, 1990 (September 20 1990)BirthJohn Tavares, Canadian ice hockey player
September 20th, 1990 (September 20 1990)BirthMarilou, Quebec pop singer
September 20th, 1989 (September 20 1989)DeathRichie Ginther, American racing driver (born in 1930)
September 20th, 1988 (September 20 1988)EventBoston Red Sox third baseman Wade Boggs becomes the first player to get 200 hits in six consecutive seasons.
September 20th, 1987 (September 20 1987)BirthJack Lawless, American drummer for the Jonas Brothers
September 20th, 1985 (September 20 1985)BirthDavid Allen, American composer and writer
September 20th, 1984 (September 20 1984)EventA suicide bomber in a car attacks the U.S. embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, killing twenty-two people.
September 20th, 1984 (September 20 1984)DeathSteve Goodman, American folk music singer-songwriter (born in 1948)
September 20th, 1983 (September 20 1983)BirthYuna Ito, Japanese singer and actress
September 20th, 1983 (September 20 1983)BirthAngel Sanchez, Puerto Rican baseball player
September 20th, 1982 (September 20 1982)EventNational Football League players begin a 57-day strike.
September 20th, 1981 (September 20 1981)EventBrazilian river boat Sobral Santos capsized Amazon River, Obidos, Brazil, killing at least 300.
September 20th, 1981 (September 20 1981)BirthJoanie Dodds, America s Next Top Model contestant
September 20th, 1981 (September 20 1981)BirthFeliciano Lopez, Spanish tennis player
September 20th, 1981 (September 20 1981)BirthJordan Tata, American baseball player
September 20th, 1980 (September 20 1980)BirthMariacarla Boscono, Italian fashion model
September 20th, 1980 (September 20 1980)BirthJonathan Le Billon, British actor
September 20th, 1980 (September 20 1980)BirthVladimir Karpets, Russian cyclist
September 20th, 1980 (September 20 1980)DeathSanpei Hayashiya, Japanese comedian (born in 1925)
September 20th, 1979 (September 20 1979)EventLee Iacocca is elected president of the Chrysler Corporation.Lee Iacocca Quotes
September 20th, 1979 (September 20 1979)EventA coup d etat in the Central African Empire overthrows Emperor Bokasa I.
September 20th, 1979 (September 20 1979)EventThe Punjab wing of the Unity Centre of Communist Revolutionaries of India (Marxist-Leninist) formally splits and constitutes a parallel UCCRI(ML).
September 20th, 1979 (September 20 1979)EventAssassination of French left-wing militant Pierre Goldman.
September 20th, 1979 (September 20 1979)BirthSean Davis, English footballer
September 20th, 1979 (September 20 1979)DeathLudvik Svoboda, President of Czechoslovakia (born in 1895)
September 20th, 1978 (September 20 1978)BirthJason Bay, Canadian baseball player
September 20th, 1978 (September 20 1978)BirthPatrizio Buanne, Italian singer
September 20th, 1978 (September 20 1978)BirthSarit Hadad, Israeli singer
September 20th, 1978 (September 20 1978)BirthT.J. Tucker, American baseball player
September 20th, 1978 (September 20 1978)BirthLuke Heron, British entrepreneur & investor
September 20th, 1977 (September 20 1977)EventThe Socialist Republic of Vietnam is admitted to the United Nations
September 20th, 1977 (September 20 1977)BirthNamie Amuro, Japanese pop singer
September 20th, 1976 (September 20 1976)EventTurkish Airlines Boeing 727 hit Taurus Mountains, outskirt of Karatepe, Osmaniye, Turkey, killing all 155 passengers and crew.
September 20th, 1976 (September 20 1976)BirthYui Horie, Japanese seiyuu
September 20th, 1976 (September 20 1976)BirthEnuka Okuma, Canadian actress
September 20th, 1976 (September 20 1976)BirthReuben Singh, British entrepreneur
September 20th, 1975 (September 20 1975)BirthAsia Argento, Italian actress
September 20th, 1975 (September 20 1975)BirthJuan Pablo Montoya, Colombian race car driver
September 20th, 1975 (September 20 1975)DeathSaint-John Perse, French diplomat and writer, Nobel Prize laureate (born in 1887)
September 20th, 1974 (September 20 1974)BirthMichael Waddington, American defense lawyer
September 20th, 1973 (September 20 1973)EventBillie Jean King beats Bobby Riggs in battle-of-sexes tennis match at the Houston Astrodome in Houston, Texas.
September 20th, 1973 (September 20 1973)BirthRonald McKinnon, National Football League linebacker
September 20th, 1973 (September 20 1973)DeathJim Croce, American singer and songwriter (born in 1943)
September 20th, 1971 (September 20 1971)BirthHenrik Larsson, Swedish footballer
September 20th, 1971 (September 20 1971)BirthMasashi Hamauzu, Japanese composer
September 20th, 1971 (September 20 1971)DeathGiorgos Seferis, Greek poet, Nobel Prize laureate (born in 1900)
September 20th, 1970 (September 20 1970)EventSyrian tanks roll into Jordan in response to continued fighting between Jordan and the fedayeen. The Jordanians knock out 30 of the Syrian tanks.
September 20th, 1970 (September 20 1970)BirthMoon Bloodgood, American actress and model
September 20th, 1969 (September 20 1969)BirthVictoria Dillard, American actress
September 20th, 1969 (September 20 1969)BirthMegumi Kudo, Japanese pro-wrestler
September 20th, 1969 (September 20 1969)BirthRichard Witschge, former Dutch footballer
September 20th, 1968 (September 20 1968)BirthLeah Pinsent, Canadian actress
September 20th, 1968 (September 20 1968)BirthDarrell Russell, American race car driver (died in 2004)
September 20th, 1968 (September 20 1968)BirthTim Rogers, Australian singer / songwriter
September 20th, 1967 (September 20 1967)EventThe RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 is launched at John Brown & Company, Clydebank, Scotlandied in It is operated by the Cunard Line.
September 20th, 1967 (September 20 1967)BirthMartin Harrison, American NFL Football Player
September 20th, 1967 (September 20 1967)BirthKristen Johnston, American actress
September 20th, 1967 (September 20 1967)BirthGunnar and Matthew Nelson, American musicians (Nelson)
September 20th, 1966 (September 20 1966)BirthNuno Bettencourt, Portuguese rock musician
September 20th, 1965 (September 20 1965)BirthRobert Rusler, American actor
September 20th, 1964 (September 20 1964)BirthMaggie Cheung, Hong Kong actress
September 20th, 1962 (September 20 1962)EventJames Meredith, an African-American, is barred from entering the University of Mississippi.
September 20th, 1961 (September 20 1961)BirthLisa Bloom, American lawyer and television personality
September 20th, 1960 (September 20 1960)BirthDeborah Roberts, American journalist and TV reporter
September 20th, 1959 (September 20 1959)BirthDanny Devos, Belgian artist Devo Quotes
September 20th, 1958 (September 20 1958)BirthArn Anderson, American wrestler
September 20th, 1957 (September 20 1957)BirthAlannah Currie, New Zealander musician (Thompson Twins)
September 20th, 1957 (September 20 1957)BirthRich DiSilvio, American new media developer & artist
September 20th, 1957 (September 20 1957)DeathJean Sibelius, Finnish composer (born in 1865)Jean Sibelius Quotes
September 20th, 1956 (September 20 1956)BirthGary Cole, American actor
September 20th, 1954 (September 20 1954)EventNew Zealand s Special Committee on Moral Delinquency in Children and Adolescents reports just ten days after concluding hearings.
September 20th, 1954 (September 20 1954)BirthHenry Samueli, American NHL team owner
September 20th, 1951 (September 20 1951)BirthGuy Lafleur, Canadian ice hockey player
September 20th, 1951 (September 20 1951)BirthJavier Marias, Spanish author, translator and academic
September 20th, 1949 (September 20 1949)BirthJohn W. Henry, American MLB team owner
September 20th, 1949 (September 20 1949)BirthMahesh Bhatt. Indian film director
September 20th, 1948 (September 20 1948)BirthGeorge R. R. Martin, American writer
September 20th, 1948 (September 20 1948)BirthChuck Panozzo and John Panozzo (died in 1996), American musicians (Styx)Chuck D Quotes
September 20th, 1947 (September 20 1947)BirthMia Martini, Italian singer (died in 1995)
September 20th, 1947 (September 20 1947)BirthBruce Pasternack, American CEO
September 20th, 1947 (September 20 1947)BirthSteve Gerber, American comics writer (died in 2008)
September 20th, 1947 (September 20 1947)DeathFiorello La Guardia, Mayor of New York City (born in 1882)
September 20th, 1946 (September 20 1946)EventThe first Cannes Film Festival is held.
September 20th, 1946 (September 20 1946)DeathRaimu, French actor (born in 1883)
September 20th, 1945 (September 20 1945)DeathWilliam Buehler Seabrook, Writer, journalist, occultist and explorer (born in 1884)
September 20th, 1945 (September 20 1945)DeathAugusto Tasso Fragoso, Brazilian president (born in 1869)
September 20th, 1945 (September 20 1945)DeathEduard Wirths, Nazi physician at Auschwitz concentration camp (born in 1909)
September 20th, 1942 (September 20 1942)EventHolocaust in Letychiv, Ukraine. In the course of two days German SS murders at least 3,000 Jews
September 20th, 1942 (September 20 1942)BirthGerald Tremblay, Quebec politician
September 20th, 1941 (September 20 1941)BirthDale Chihuly, American glass artist
September 20th, 1939 (September 20 1939)EventA German Messerschmitt Bf 109 is shot down by Fairey Battle gunner Sgt. F. Letchard during a patrol near Aachen. This is the RAF s first aerial victory of the Second World War.
September 20th, 1939 (September 20 1939)BirthRobert L. Gerry III, American businessman
September 20th, 1939 (September 20 1939)DeathPaul Bruchesi, French Canadian Catholic archbishop of Montreal (born in 1855)
September 20th, 1937 (September 20 1937)BirthBirgitta Dahl, Swedish politician
September 20th, 1937 (September 20 1937)BirthMonica Zetterlund, Swedish actress and singer (died in 2005)
September 20th, 1935 (September 20 1935)BirthJim Taylor, National Football League player
September 20th, 1935 (September 20 1935)BirthKeith Roberts, British science fiction author (died in 2000)
September 20th, 1935 (September 20 1935)BirthDavid Pegg, English footballer (died in 1958)
September 20th, 1934 (September 20 1934)BirthSophia Loren, Italian actress
September 20th, 1933 (September 20 1933)BirthDennis Viollet, English former footballer (died in 1999)
September 20th, 1933 (September 20 1933)DeathAnnie Besant, women s rights activist (born in 1847)
September 20th, 1932 (September 20 1932)DeathWovoka, Paiute visionary
September 20th, 1931 (September 20 1931)BirthCherd Songsri, Thai filmmaker (died in 2006)
September 20th, 1930 (September 20 1930)EventSyro-Malankara Catholic Church was formed by Archbishop Mar Ivanios
September 20th, 1929 (September 20 1929)BirthAnne Meara, American comic and actress
September 20th, 1928 (September 20 1928)BirthJoyce Brothers, American psychologist and advice columnist
September 20th, 1928 (September 20 1928)BirthKirsten Rolffes, Danish actress (died in 2000)
September 20th, 1928 (September 20 1928)BirthDonald Hall, American poet and US Poet Laureate
September 20th, 1927 (September 20 1927)BirthJohnny Dankworth, English musician and composer
September 20th, 1927 (September 20 1927)BirthRachel Roberts, English actress (died in 1980)
September 20th, 1925 (September 20 1925)BirthAnanda Mahidol, King of Thailand (died in 1946)
September 20th, 1925 (September 20 1925)BirthBobby Nunn, American singer (The Coasters) (died in 1986)
September 20th, 1924 (September 20 1924)BirthGogi Grant, American singer
September 20th, 1923 (September 20 1923)BirthGeraldine Clinton Little, Irish-born poet (died in 1997)
September 20th, 1922 (September 20 1922)BirthWilliam Kapell, American pianist (died in 1953)William Kapell Quotes
September 20th, 1920 (September 20 1920)EventFoundation of the Spanish Legion.
September 20th, 1920 (September 20 1920)BirthJay Ward, American animated cartoonist (died in 1989)
September 20th, 1920 (September 20 1920)BirthAlberto de Lacerda, Portuguese poet (died in 2007)
September 20th, 1917 (September 20 1917)EventParaguay becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
September 20th, 1917 (September 20 1917)BirthRed Auerbach, American basketball coach (died in 2006)
September 20th, 1917 (September 20 1917)BirthFernando Rey, Spanish-born actor (died in 1994)
September 20th, 1916 (September 20 1916)BirthMalik Meraj Khalid, Former Caretaker Prime Minister of Pakistan (died in 2003)
September 20th, 1914 (September 20 1914)BirthKenneth More, English actor (died in 1982)
September 20th, 1911 (September 20 1911)BirthShriram Sharma Acharya, Indian spiritual leader (died in 1991)
September 20th, 1908 (September 20 1908)DeathPablo de Sarasate, Spanish violinist and composer (born in 1844)
September 20th, 1906 (September 20 1906)EventCunard Line s RMS Mauretania is launched at the Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson shipyard in Newcastle, England.
September 20th, 1906 (September 20 1906)DeathRobert R. Hitt, American politician (born in 1834)
September 20th, 1902 (September 20 1902)BirthStevie Smith, British poet (died in 1971)Stevie Smith Quotes
September 20th, 1899 (September 20 1899)BirthLeo Strauss, German-born philosopher (died in 1973)Leo Strauss Quotes
September 20th, 1898 (September 20 1898)DeathTheodor Fontane, German writer (born in 1819)
September 20th, 1891 (September 20 1891)EventThe first gasoline-powered car debuts in Springfield, Massachusetts, United States.
September 20th, 1889 (September 20 1889)BirthCharles Reidpath, American athlete (died in 1975)
September 20th, 1886 (September 20 1886)BirthCharles Williams, British author (died in 1945)
September 20th, 1885 (September 20 1885)BirthJelly Roll Morton, American jazz pianist, bandleader and composer (died in 1941)
September 20th, 1884 (September 20 1884)BirthMaxwell Perkins, American editor and publisher (died in 1947)
September 20th, 1884 (September 20 1884)DeathLeopold Fitzinger, Austrian zoologist (b.1802)
September 20th, 1881 (September 20 1881)EventChester A. Arthur is inaugurated as the 21st President of the United States following the assassination of James Garfield.Chester A. Arthur Quotes
September 20th, 1880 (September 20 1880)BirthLouise Peete, American murderess (died in 1947)
September 20th, 1879 (September 20 1879)EventCliftonville Football Club, the oldest club in Ireland, is founded.
September 20th, 1878 (September 20 1878)BirthUpton Sinclair, American writer (died in 1968)Upton Sinclair Quotes
September 20th, 1873 (September 20 1873)BirthSidney Olcott, Canadian film director (died in 1949)
September 20th, 1873 (September 20 1873)BirthFerenc Szisz, Hungarian race car driver (died in 1944)
September 20th, 1872 (September 20 1872)BirthMaurice Gamelin, French army general (died in 1958)
September 20th, 1871 (September 20 1871)EventBishop John Coleridge Patteson martyred on the island of Nukapu a Polynesian outlier island now in the Temotu province of the Solomon Islands. He was the first bishop of Melanesia. Solomon Quotes
September 20th, 1870 (September 20 1870)EventBersaglieri corps enters Rome through Porta Pia and completes the unification of Italy; see capture of Rome.
September 20th, 1863 (September 20 1863)EventAmerican Civil War: The Battle of Chickamauga ends.
September 20th, 1863 (September 20 1863)DeathJacob Grimm, German folklorist (born in 1785)
September 20th, 1861 (September 20 1861)BirthHerbert Putnam, Librarian of Congress (died in 1955)
September 20th, 1860 (September 20 1860)EventThe Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII of the United Kingdom) visits the United States.
September 20th, 1857 (September 20 1857)EventThe Indian Mutiny ends with the recapture of Delhi by troops loyal to the East India Company.
September 20th, 1854 (September 20 1854)EventBattle of Alma: British and French troops defeat Russians in the Crimea.
September 20th, 1853 (September 20 1853)BirthRama V, King of Thailand (died in 1910)
September 20th, 1852 (September 20 1852)DeathPhilander Chase, American university founder (born in 1775)
September 20th, 1851 (September 20 1851)BirthHenry Arthur Jones, English writer (died in 1929)
September 20th, 1848 (September 20 1848)EventThe American Association for the Advancement of Science was created.
September 20th, 1844 (September 20 1844)BirthWilliam H. Illingworth, American photographer (died in 1893)
September 20th, 1842 (September 20 1842)BirthJames Dewar, Scottish chemist (died in 1923)
September 20th, 1835 (September 20 1835)EventFarroupilha s Revolution begins in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
September 20th, 1833 (September 20 1833)BirthErnesto Teodoro Moneta, Italian pacifist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (died in 1918)
September 20th, 1815 (September 20 1815)DeathNicolas Desmarest, French geologist (born in 1725)
September 20th, 1803 (September 20 1803)DeathRobert Emmet, Irish patriot (born in 1780)
September 20th, 1792 (September 20 1792)EventFrench troops stop allied invasion of France, during the War of the First Coalition at Valmy.
September 20th, 1778 (September 20 1778)BirthFabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen, Russian naval officer and explorer (died in 1852)
September 20th, 1746 (September 20 1746)BirthMoric Benovsky, Slovak officer and explorer, King of Madagascar (died in 1786)
September 20th, 1744 (September 20 1744)BirthThomas Grosvenor, American Revolutionary War hero (died in 1825)
September 20th, 1737 (September 20 1737)EventRunner Edward Marshall completes his journey in the Walking Purchase forcing the cession of 1.2 million acres (4,860 km?) of Lenape-Delaware tribal land to the Pennsylvania Colony.
September 20th, 1721 (September 20 1721)DeathThomas Doggett, Irish actor
September 20th, 1643 (September 20 1643)DeathLucius Cary, 2nd Viscount Falkland, English politician and writer
September 20th, 1639 (September 20 1639)DeathJohannes Meursius, Dutch classical scholar (born in 1579)
September 20th, 1633 (September 20 1633)EventGalileo Galilei is tried before the Inquisition for teaching that the Earth orbits the Sun.Galileo Galilei Quotes
September 20th, 1630 (September 20 1630)DeathClaudio Saracini, Italian composer (born in 1586)
September 20th, 1627 (September 20 1627)DeathJan Gruter, Dutch critic (born in 1560)
September 20th, 1625 (September 20 1625)DeathHeinrich Meibom, German historian and critic (born in 1555)
September 20th, 1599 (September 20 1599)BirthChristian the Younger, German Protestant military leader (died in 1623)
September 20th, 1596 (September 20 1596)EventDiego de Montemayor founded the city of Monterrey in New Spain.
September 20th, 1590 (September 20 1590)DeathLodovico Agostini, Italian composer (born in 1534)
September 20th, 1586 (September 20 1586)DeathChidiock Tichborne, English conspirator and poet (executed) (born in 1558)
September 20th, 1519 (September 20 1519)EventFerdinand Magellanset sail from Sanlucar de Barrameda with about 270 men on his expedition to circumnavigate the globe.
September 20th, 1486 (September 20 1486)BirthArthur, Prince of Wales, son of King Henry VII of England (died in 1502)
September 20th, 1460 (September 20 1460)DeathGilles Binchois, Flemish composer
September 20th, 1384 (September 20 1384)DeathKing Louis I of Naples (born in 1339)
September 20th, 1378 (September 20 1378)EventCardinal Robert of Geneva, called by some the Butcher of Cesena, is elected as Avignon Pope Clement VII, beginning the Papal schism.
September 20th, 1246 (September 20 1246)DeathMikhail of Chernigov, ruler of Kiev
September 20th, 1187 (September 20 1187)EventSaladin begins the Siege of Jerusalem.
September 20th, 0451 (September 20 0451)EventThe Battle of Chalons, in North Eastern France. Flavius Aetius victory over Attila the Hun in a day of combat, considered to be the largest battle in the ancient world.

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