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 This day in History - October 20
417 Historic Events for October 20
1942

Earl Hindman, Bisbee AZ, actor (Wilson-Home Improvement)

Birth
1944

US 6th army lands on Leyte, Philippines

Event
1944

US forces under Gen Douglas MacArthur return to Philippines

Event
1944

Russian/Yugoslavian troops free Belgrade

Event
1944

US 1st army wins battle of Aachen

Event
1944

Revolution by workers and students in Guatemala

Event
1944

William Hugh Albright, composer

Birth
1944

Gabriel Groulez, composer, dies at 65

Death
1944

Liquid-gas tanks in Cleveland explodes, 135 die, 3,600 homeless

Event
1944

30 blocks of Cleveland Oh burns after a liquid gas factory explodes

Event
1945

Thomas Pasatieri, composer

Birth
1945

Supreme Court Justice Geoffrey Lawrence opens trial of Neurenberg

Event
1945

Ric Lee, rock drummer (Ten Years After-Cannock, Staffs)

Birth
1946

Elfriede Jelinek, writer

Birth
1946

Connie Chung, Washington DC, news ancher (NBC, CBS)

Birth
1946

Anne Murray, Springhill Nova Scotia, country singer (Snowbird)

Birth
1946

Frank Seno returns kickoff 105 yd, Chicago Cards vs NY Giants

Event
1947

Radio rights for the World Series sell for $475,000 for 3 years

Event
1947

HUAC opens hearings into alleged Communist influence in Hollywood

Event
1947

Robinson Jeffer's "Medea," premieres in NYC

Event
1948

Andrei Suraikin, USSR, pairs figure skater (Olympic-silver-1972)

Birth
1948

Robert A Borski, (Rep-D-PA, 1983- )

Birth
1949

Wayne Collett, US, 400m runner (Olympic-silver-1972)

Birth
1949

Valery Borzov, USSR, 100m/200m dash (Olympic-gold-1972)

Birth
1950

Tom Petty, classic rock singer (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers)

Birth