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 This day in History - November 20
393 Historic Events for November 20
1947

UN General assembly begins debate on printing their own stamps

Event
1947

Wolfgang Borchert, German author (Draussen vor of the Tr), dies at 26

Death
1948

Richard Masur, NYC, actor (David-One Day at a Time)

Birth
1948

US balloon reaches height of 42.7 km (record)

Event
1948

Samuel E Wright, Camden SC, actor (Enos, Ball Four)

Birth
1949

Juha Mieto, Finland, 15KM skier (Olympic-silver-1980)

Birth
1949

Jewish population of Israel reaches 1,000,000

Event
1949

Ray Vitte, NYC, actor (Doc, Cody-Quest)

Birth
1950

Francesco Cilea, composer, dies at 84

Death
1950

Gary Green, rocker (Gentle Giant)

Birth
1951

Snowdonia becomes a National Park

Event
1952

Benedetto Croce, Italian philosopher (La Critica), dies at 86

Death
1952

Cubs slugger Hank Sauer wins NL MVP

Event
1952

George Axelrods "7 Year Itch," premieres in NYC

Event
1952

Prague show trial against 14 communists (9 Jewish) begin

Event
1953

Scott Crossfield in Douglas Skyrocket, 1st to break Mach 2 (1,300 MPH)

Event
1953

Greg Gibson, Stafford Va, Greco-Roman wrestler (Olympic-silver-1984)

Birth
1954

KTRK TV channel 13 in Houston, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting

Event
1954

Steve Dahl, Calif, Chicago's anti-disco DJ (WLS-FM)

Birth
1955

Bo Derek, [Mary Collins], Long Beach Ca, actr (10, Tarzan the Ape Man)

Birth
1955

Thea Vidale, actress (Family Matters)

Birth
1955

Polly Umrigar scores India's 1st Test Cricket double century, 223 v NZ

Event
1955

Kripal Singh scores 100 on Test Cricket debut, India v NZ

Event
1955

Timothy Kristian Charles Mace, Great Britain, cosmonaut

Birth
1956

Mark Gastineau, NFL end (NY Jets, Pro Bowl 1981-85)

Birth