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April 20th

April 20th is the 110th day of the year (111th day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 255 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about April 20th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on April 20th

1633 Emperor Go-Komyo (Emperor of Japan 1643-1654)

1808 Napoléon III (President of France 1848-1852, Emperor of France 1852-1870)

1839 Carol I (Monarch of Romania 1866-1914)

1889 Adolf Hitler (German dictator)

Adolf Hitler

1893 Harold Lloyd (actor)

1924 Leslie Phillips (actor)

1936 Pat Roberts (US politician)

1937 George Takei (actor)

1938 Peter Snow (historian, journalist)

1941 Ryan O'Neal (actor)

1949 Jessica Lange (actress)

Jessica Lange

R1951 Louise Jameson (actress)

1951 Luther Vandross (singer, songwriter)

Luther Vandross

1952 Eric Pickles (British politician)

1961 Nicholas Lyndhurst actor)

1964 Andy Serkis (actor, film director)

1972 Carmen Electra (singer, model, actress)

1974 Tina Cousins (singer-songwriter, fashion model)

1976 Shay Given (soccer player)

1990 Lu Han (singer, actor)

April 20th in History

1303 Sapienza University of Rome founded.

1534 French explorer Jacques Cartier begins first voyage to Canada.

1653 Louis Pasteur completes first test of pasteurization.

Louis Pasteur

1884 Pope Leo XIII publishes the encyclical Humanum genus.

1902 Pierre Curie and Marie Curie refine radium chloride.

1908 New South Wales Rugby League opens.

1916 Chicago Cubs play their first game at Weeghman Park (today Wrigley Field).

1933 Adolf Hitler's 50th Birthday is celebrated as a national holiday in Germany.

Adolf Hitler

1964 BBC Two launches, however its launch is disrupted by a power cut.

1968 British Conservative politician, Enoch Powell, makes a controversial speech ("Rivers of Blood") against further immigration into the UK.

1972 Apollo 16 (5th successful manned lunar mission) lands on the Moon.

1978 Korean Air Flight 902 is shot down by Soviet fighters near Murmansk. 2 passengers die, but 107 passengers and crew survive an emergency landing on a frozen lake.

1992 The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert takes place at London's Wembley stadium.

1998 German terrorist group, the Red Army Faction, announces their dissolution.

2010 Deepwater Horizon oil platform explodes in the Gulf of Mexico, killing 11 workers, and eventually causing a major oil spill.


People born on April 20th are Aries


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