May 20 | On this Day

Year Description Category
2012 American engineer Eugene Polley died. Death day
2009 Indonesian Air Force (A-1325) aircraft incident at near Madiun, Indonesia, killed 99 people. Man-Made Disaster
2008 Australian athlete Charlie Booth died. Death day
1997 Norway's first artificial satellite Thor 2 was launched. Launch Day
1994 Japanese politician Masayoshi Ito died. Death day
1993 Chess grandmaster from FR Yugoslavia, Dragoljub Janošević died. Death day
1992 Chess grandmaster from China, Gao Rui was born. Birthday
1989 British economist John Hicks died. Death day
1989 English cricketer Sarah Taylor was born. Birthday
1989 Malaysian badminton player Goh V Shem was born. Birthday
1986 Chess grandmaster from Russia, Dmitry Frolyanov was born. Birthday
1985 Chess grandmaster from India, M. R. Venkatesh was born. Birthday
1983 Indian actor N. T. Rama Rao Jr. was born. Birthday
1980 157 people died in Eventide Home for the Aged at Kingston, Jamaica. Man-Made Disaster
1978 Chess grandmaster from Greece, Hristos Banikas was born. Birthday
1974 Chess grandmaster from Slovenia, Marko Tratar was born. Birthday
1972 National Day of Cameroon. National Holiday
1966 Chess grandmaster from Russia, Magaram Magomedov was born. Birthday
1965 Pakistan International Airlines Flight 705 aircraft incident at New Cairo, Egypt, killed 121 people. Man-Made Disaster
1964 Astronaut from United States, Paul Richards was born. Birthday
1961 American musician, singer and songwriter Dan Wilson was born. Birthday
1957 American basketball player Bill Willoughby was born. Birthday
1957 Japanese politician Yoshihiko Noda was born. Birthday
1952 Cameroonian footballer Roger Milla was born. Birthday
1951 Astronaut from United States, Thomas Akers was born. Birthday
1947 German physicist Philipp Lenard died. Death day
1946 American actress Cher was born. Birthday
1944 Astronaut from United States, David Walker was born. Birthday
1940 Swedish poet and novelist Verner von Heidenstam died. Death day
1937 Golfer from United States, Dave Hill was born. Birthday
1925 Soviet aircraft designer Alexei Tupolev was born. Birthday
1920 American electrical engineer and biophysicist Hal Anger was born. Birthday
1918 American geneticist Edward B. Lewis was born. Birthday
1908 American actor James Stewart was born. Birthday
1901 Chess grandmaster from Netherlands, Max Euwe was born. Birthday
1882 Norwegian novelist Sigrid Undset was born. Birthday
1872 600 people died in Theater fire at Tientsin, China. Man-Made Disaster
1860 German chemist Eduard Buchner was born. Birthday
1851 German-born American inventor Emile Berliner was born. Birthday
1822 French economist Frederic Passy was born. Birthday
1811 New Zealand politician Alfred Domett was born. Birthday
1795 Mexican politician Pedro Maria de Anaya was born. Birthday
1792 French surgeon Antoine Louis died. Death day
1772 English inventor Sir William Congreve was born. Birthday
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