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 This day in History - January 20
420 Historic Events for January 20
1950

Henk Batenburgh, cabaret performer/singer (Waaldrecht)

Birth
1950

"Dance Me a Song" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 35 performances

Event
1950

Suriname becomes independent part in Realm of Netherlands

Event
1951

Magomed Omarovich Tolboyev, Russian cosmonaut

Birth
1952

Ian Hill, bass guitarist (Judas Priest-Breakin the Law)

Birth
1952

British army occupies Ismailiya, Suez Canal Zone

Event
1952

Louise Suggs wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open

Event
1952

Paul Stanley, [Eisen], rock guitarist (KISS-Beth)

Birth
1952

Arthur Farwell, composer, dies at 74

Death
1953

1st live coast-to-coast inauguration address (Eisenhower)

Event
1953

1st US telecast transmitted to Canada-from Buffalo NY

Event
1954

-70øF (-57øC), Rogers Pass, Montana (US 48 state record)

Event
1954

Dmitri Sjostakovitsj' "Concertino opus 94," premieres

Event
1954

Fred Root, cricketer (Engld pace bowler in 3 Tests v Aus 1926), dies

Death
1954

Warren Bardsley, cricketer (41 Tests for Australia, 2469 runs), dies

Death
1955

1st atomic sub, USS Nautilus, launched at Groton Conn

Event
1955

Joe Doherty, Ireland, IRA activist (jailed in US)

Birth
1955

Michael Anthony, rock bassist/singer (Van Halen-Pretty Woman)

Birth
1956

Buddy Holly records "Blue Days Black Night" in Nashville

Event
1956

Bill Maher, comedian (Politically Incorrect)

Birth
1956

John McNally, Naha Okinawa, US rapid fire pistol (Oly-84, 88, 92, 96)

Birth
1956

John Phillips Naber, Evanston Ill, swimmer (Olympic-4 gold/silver-76)

Birth
1957

James Connolly, 1st Oly winner (1896) since Barasdates (369 CE), dies

Death
1957

Morton Gould's "Declaration," premieres in Washington, DC

Event
1957

Gomulka wins Poland's parliamentary election

Event