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 This day in History - October 20
417 Historic Events for October 20
1972

Queen Juliana visits Yugoslavia

Event
1972

Oleg Fediukov, Moscow Russia, dance skater (and Debbie Koegel)

Birth
1972

Dexter Coakley, linebacker (Dallas Cowboys)

Birth
1973

Scott Goodman, Hobart Tasmania Aus, 200m butterfly swimmer (Oly-br-96)

Birth
1973

The Family Station Inc buys shortwave Radio Station WNYW, changes calls to WYFR and moves station from NYC to Scituate Mass

Event
1973

Solicitor Gen Bork, AG Richardson and Deputy AG Ruckelshaus resigned

Event
1973

William Shatner marries Marcy Lafferty

Event
1973

US president Nixon fires Watergate accuser Archibald Cox

Event
1973

Queen Elizabeth II opens Sydney Opera House

Event
1973

Pres Nixon proclaims Jim Thorpe greatest athelete of 1st « century

Event
1973

OPEC oil embargo begins

Event
1973

Mariette Hartley appears on Bob Newhart in "Have You Met Miss Dietz"

Event
1973

Canadian actor William Shatner (Star Trek) marries Marcy Lafferty

Event
1974

1st broadcast of "Derrick" on ZDF

Event
1974

Bard's presentation of "Richard III" opens at Lincoln Center NYC

Event
1974

Jerald Honeycutt, NBA forward (Milwaukee Bucks)

Birth
1974

Ayelet Ohayon, Israel, Women's foil fencer (Oly-1996)

Birth
1975

Supreme Court rules teachers could spank their pupils after warning

Event
1976

Reidel Anthony, wide receiver (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

Birth
1976

70 die as Norwegian tanker Frosta collides with George Prince

Event
1976

NY Nets Julius "Dr J" Erving sold to Phila 76ers

Event
1977

Hamilton Deane and John Balderstons "Dracula," premieres in NYC

Event
1977

Cassie Gaines, rocker (Lynyrd Skynyrd), dies in a plane crash at 28

Death
1977

David Mamet's "Life in the Theater," premieres in NYC

Event
1978

Paul Vanden Boeynants forms Belgium govt

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