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May 20th

May 20th is the 140th day of the year (141st day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 225 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about May 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 May 20th

1806 John Stuart Mill (philosopher)

1818 William Fargo (businessman - co-founded Wells Fargo and American Express)

1883 Faisal I (King of Syria 1920, King of Iraq 1921-1933)

1908 James Stewart (actor)

1915 Moshe Dayan (Israeli general and politician)

Moshe Dayan

1925 Alexei Tupolev (aircraft designer)

1944 Joe Cocker (singer)

Joe Cocker

1946 Cher (singer, actress)

1952 Roger Milla (soccer player)

1958 Jane Wiedlin (singer, musician - The Go-Gos, actress)

1967 Ramzi Yousef (terrorist)

1968 Timothy Olyphant (actor)

1970 Louis Theroux (broadcaster)

1972 Busta Rhymes (rapper)

1981 Iker Casillas (soccer player)

1982 Petr Cech (soccer player)

1992 Jack Gleeson (actor)

May 20th in History

1498 Portuguese navigator, Vasco da Gama reaches India.

Vasco da Gama

1805 Napoléon Bonaparte reinstates slavery in French colonies.

Napoleon Bonaparte

1873 Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis receive a US patent for blue jeans with copper rivets.

1902 Cuba becomes independent from USA, after being occupied from 1898.

1927 Charles Lindbergh sets out on first solo flight across the Atlantic.

Charles Lindbergh

1944 First day of a four plebisicite in Iceland over whether to remain united with Denmark (Icelanders ultimately vote to become an independent republic).

2002 East Timor independent from Indonesia.

May 20th is also

Republic Day (Cameroon)

National Day (East Timor)

Feast of Saint Ivo of Chartres (Catholicism)

Feast of Saint Lucifer (Catholicism)


People born on May 20th are Taurus


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