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October 20th

October 20th is the 293rd day of the year (294th day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 72 days remaining until the end of the year.

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

1632 Christopher Wren (architect)

1819 Báb (founder of Bábism)

1822 Thomas Hughes (author - Tom Brown's School Days)

1882 Bela Lugosi (actor)

1893 Jomo Kenyatta (Kenyan independence leader, later President)

1928 Li Peng (Premier of People's Republic of China 1987-1998)

Li Peng

1931 Mickey Mantle (baseball player)

Mickey Mantle

1935 Jerry Orbach (actor)

1950 Tom Petty (singer, musician - Tom Petty and the Heart Breakers, Traveling Wilburys)

1951 Al Greenwood (keyboard player - Foreigner)

1951 Ken Ham (evangelist)

1956 Danny Boyle (film director)

1958 Viggo Mortensen (actor)

1961 Ian Rush (soccer player)

1968 Susan Tully (actress)

1972 Snoop Doggy Dogg (rap singer)

1981 Danii Minogue (singer)

October 20th in History

1604 King James of Scotland proclaims himself "King of Great Brittaine, France and Ireland".

1720 Caribbean pirate captain Calico Jack is captured by the British Royal Navy.

1803 US Senate ratifies the Louisiana Purchase.

1827 The British, French, and Russian navies defeat a combined Turkish-Egyptian fleet at the Battle of Navarino.

1955 Cardiff is announced to be the capital city of the Principality of Wales.

1962 Outbreak of the Sino-Indian War.

1973 The Syndey Opera House opens in Sydney, Australia.

Sydney Opera House

1973 The Six Million Dollar Man makes its TV debut.

2011 Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi is captured by rebels, and killed shortly afterwards.

October 20th is also

Birth of the Bab (Bahai faith)

Kenyatta Day (Kenya) - Commemorates those who died fighting for independence.


People born on October 20th are Libra


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