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February 20th is the 51st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 314 days remaining until the end of the year (315 days in leap years).
On this page, we have placed information about February 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 February 20th
1902 Ansel Adams (photographer)
1904 Alexei Kosygin (Soviet politician)
1924 Gloria Vanderbilt (fashion designer)
1926 Richard Matheson (author, screenwriter)
1927 Sidney Poitier (actor)
1940 Jimmy Greaves (soccer player)
1943 Mike Leigh (film and theater director, writer)
1949 Ivana Trump (skier, model, socialite)
1951 Gordon Brown (British Prime Minister)
1951 Phil Neal (soccer player)
1953 Poison Ivy (singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer - The Cramps)
1954 Anthony Head (actor)
1954 Patty Hearst (kidnap victim)
1961 Imogen Stubbs (actress)
1963 Ian Brown (singer - The Stone Roses)
1966 Cindy Crawford (model)
1967 Kurt Cobain (singer - Nirvana)
1978 Jakki Degg (model)
1988 Rihanna (singer, actress)
1989 Iga Wyrwal (actress, model)
February 20th in History
1472 Orkney and Shetland are annexed by Scotland.
1547 Edward VI crowned king of England in Westminster Abbey.
1792 George Washinton signs the Postal Service Act established the US Post Office Department.
1816 Rossini's The Barber of Seville premieres in Rome.
1872 The Metropolitan Museum of Art opens New York City.
1877 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's ballet, Swan Lake, premieres at the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow.
1906 Caroline Mikkelsen is the first woman to set foot in Antarctica.
1941 Second of three successive nights of German bombing ("Three Nights Blitz") devastates the city center of Swansea.
1959 The Avro Arrow, a potentially world-beating Canadian jet fighter, is cancelled.
1986 Soviet Union launches Mir space station.
1992 English FA Premier League (soccer) is formed.
1998 Figure skater Tara Lipinski becomes the youngest gold medalist at the Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan.
February 20th is also
People born on February 20th are Aquarius
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