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 This day in History - October 20
417 Historic Events for October 20
1950

Henry Lewsis Stimson, US minister of War/gov-gen, dies

Death
1950

Isaac Curtis, NFL wide receiver (Cincinnati Bengals)

Birth
1951

Al Greenwood, keyboardist (Foreigner-Feels Like the First Time)

Birth
1952

Basil Radford, actor (Whisky Galore, Dead of Night), dies at 55

Death
1952

Emergency crisis proclaimed in Kenya

Event
1952

Dave McLelland, NHLer

Birth
1952

Dave Collins, baseball player

Birth
1952

Mikhail Georgiyevich Potapov, Russian cosmonaut

Birth
1952

Melanie Mayron, Phila, actress (30 Something, Car Wash, Missing)

Birth
1953

Tom Petty, Gainesville Fla, vocalist (Heartbreakers-Refugee)

Birth
1953

WRAU (now WHOI) TV channel 19 in Peoria, IL (ABC) begins broadcasting

Event
1953

Keith Hernandez, SF Calif, 1st baseman (St Louis Cards, NY Mets)

Birth
1954

Willie Shaw, race car driver (Indy 500-1937, 39, 40), dies at 51

Death
1954

"Peter Pan" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 149 performances

Event
1954

Suru Nayak, cricketer (two Tests for India v England 1982)

Birth
1955

"No Time for Sergeants" opens on Broadway, starring Andy Griffith

Event
1955

Harry Belafonte records "Day-O" (Banana Boat Song)

Event
1955

Yanks begin 16-game exhibition in Japan

Event
1955

Robert ten Brink, Dutch TV host/cabaret artist

Birth
1955

Ira Levin's "No Time for Sergeants," premieres in NYC

Event
1955

Eino Roiha, composer, dies at 51

Death
1956

Hannes Lindemann begins journey across Atlantic in a 17' craft

Event
1956

58ø F (15ø C), Esperanza Station, Antarctica (Antarctic record high)

Event
1957

Walter Cronkite begins hosting weekly documentary

Event
1957

Chris Cowdrey, cricketer (son of Colin, captain of England 1988)

Birth