April 20 | On this Day

Year Description Category
2012 Bhoja Air Flight 213 aircraft incident at Islamabad, Pakistan, killed 127 people. Man-Made Disaster
2011 Singapore's first artificial satellite X-Sat was launched. Launch Day
2011 American electrical engineer Hubert Schlafly died. Death day
2006 Chess grandmaster from Germany, Wolfgang Unzicker died. Death day
2003 German-born Australian physician Bernard Katz died. Death day
1998 Air France Flight 422 aircraft incident at Monserrate Mtn., Bogotá, Colombia, killed 53 people. Man-Made Disaster
1991 Chess grandmaster from Hungary, Gyula Pap was born. Birthday
1988 Chess grandmaster from Canada, Mark Bluvshtein was born. Birthday
1982 Chess grandmaster from India, Neelotpal Das was born. Birthday
1979 Sumo wrestler Kainowaka was born. Birthday
1977 Chess grandmaster from Moldova, Viorel Iordachescu was born. Birthday
1976 Chess grandmaster from Greece, Ioannis Papaioannou was born. Birthday
1976 Chess grandmaster from India, R. B. Ramesh was born. Birthday
1973 Chess grandmaster from Germany, Gennadij Fish was born. Birthday
1968 Russian skier Yelena Valbe was born. Birthday
1968 South African Airways Flight 228 aircraft incident at Windhoek, Namibia (then South West Africa), killed 123 people. Man-Made Disaster
1967 Globe Air (HB-ITB) aircraft incident at Nicosia, Cyprus, killed 126 people. Man-Made Disaster
1965 Chess grandmaster from Denmark, Lars Schandorff was born. Birthday
1964 Bulgarian politician Dimitar Ganev died. Death day
1955 Astronaut from United States, Donald Pettit was born. Birthday
1951 American singer and songwriter Luther Vandross was born. Birthday
1949 American actress Jessica Lange was born. Birthday
1949 American actress Jessica Lange was born. Birthday
1948 Japanese politician Mitsumasa Yonai died. Death day
1946 German politician Sabine Bergmann-Pohl was born. Birthday
1945 Astronaut from United States, Gregory Olsen was born. Birthday
1937 17 people died in A cinefilm fire in an elementary school at Kilingi-Nomme, Estonia. Man-Made Disaster
1928 Chess grandmaster from United States, Robert Byrne was born. Birthday
1927 Swiss physicist Karl Alexander Müller was born. Birthday
1925 Finnish inventor Eric Tigerstedt died. Death day
1920 The opening ceremony of Games of the VII Olympiad, or 1920 Summer olympics was held in Antwerp.
1918 Swedish physicist Kai Siegbahn was born. Birthday
1918 German physicist Karl Ferdinand Braun died. Death day
1918 German inventor and physicist Karl Ferdinand Braun died. Death day
1911 Thai politician Kukrit Pramoj was born. Birthday
1899 Golfer from United States, Leo Diegel was born. Birthday
1871 Croatian engineer and inventor Slavoljub Eduard Penkala was born. Birthday
1855 Japanese politician Inukai Tsuyoshi was born. Birthday
1851 Russian chemist Aleksandr Dianin was born. Birthday
1818 German mechanic and inventor Heinrich Gobel was born. Birthday
1786 French engineer and inventor Marc Seguin was born. Birthday
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