December 20 | On this Day

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2013 Indian film Dhoom 3 was released in theaters. This is one of the highest grossing movies in India. Release Date
2013 Bolivia's first artificial satellite Túpac Katari 1 was launched. Launch Day
2008 Chess grandmaster from Slovenia, Albin Planinc died. Death day
1998 English physiologist Alan Lloyd Hodgkin died. Death day
1997 Italian film Life Is Beautiful was released in theaters. This is one of the highest grossing non-English movies in the world. Release Date
1995 American Airlines Flight 965 aircraft incident at near Buga, Colombia, killed 159 people. Man-Made Disaster
1993 Chess grandmaster from Netherlands, David Klein was born. Birthday
1987 Golfer from United States, Dan Sikes died. Death day
1976 Chess grandmaster from Russia, Alexei Kornev was born. Birthday
1973 American singer and songwriter Bobby Darin died. Death day
1970 29 people died in Pioneer Hotel fire at Tucson, Arizona, United States. Man-Made Disaster
1968 American author John Steinbeck died. Death day
1966 American sports shooter Lloyd Spooner died. Death day
1961 Australian politician Earle Page died. Death day
1956 Scottish businessman Andrew Mackenzie was born. Birthday
1952 US Air Force (50-0100) aircraft incident at Moses Lake, Washington, US, killed 87 people. Man-Made Disaster
1937 81 people died in Primary School fire at Shirahama, Japan. Man-Made Disaster
1921 American film director George Roy Hill was born. Birthday
1921 German microbiologist Julius Richard Petri died. Death day
1907 American lyricist Paul Francis Webster was born. Birthday
1894 Australian politician Robert Menzies was born. Birthday
1890 Czech chemist Jaroslav Heyrovský was born. Birthday
1864 Dutch politician Schelto van Heemstra died. Death day
1850 Croatian-Hungarian aviation pioneer David Schwarz was born. Birthday
1841 French academic and pacifist Ferdinand Buisson was born. Birthday
1806 Mexican politician Martin Carrera was born. Birthday
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