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 This day in History - February 20
473 Historic Events for February 20
1944

Roger Knapman, British MP

Birth
1944

Batman and Robin comic strip premieres in newspapers

Event
1944

US takes Eniwetok Island

Event
1944

Willem van Hanegem, Dutch soccer champ/coach (Feyenoord)

Birth
1944

Lew Soloff, Bkln NY, rocker (Blood, Sweat and Tears)

Birth
1945

Andrew Bergman, director/screenwriter (Soapdish, Honeymoon in Vegas)

Birth
1945

Alan Hull, singer/composer

Birth
1946

Brenda Blethyn, actress (Secrets and Lies)

Birth
1946

J[erome] Geils, NYC, rock guitarist (J Geils Band-Centerfold)

Birth
1946

Mieke H A Boers-Wijnberg, Dutch MP (CDA)

Birth
1946

Sandy Duncan, Henderson Tx, actress (Hogan Family)

Birth
1946

Hugh Allen, musician, dies

Death
1947

Chemical mixing error causes explosion that destroys 42ý blocks in LA

Event
1947

Lord Mountbatten appointed as last viceroy of India

Event
1947

Andr‚ van Duin, [Kyvon], Dutch entertainer (Bloemkoole)

Birth
1947

Jennifer O'Neill, Rio de Janeiro Brazil, actress (Summer of '42)

Birth
1948

A C Fabian, astronomer

Birth
1948

Czechoslovakia's non-communist minister resigns

Event
1948

Barry Wordsworth, conductor

Birth
1948

Billy Zoom, musician

Birth
1948

Gerda Boykin, LPGA golfer

Birth
1948

John Browne, group chief executive, British Petroleum Company

Birth
1949

1st International Pancake Race held (Liberal Ks)

Event
1949

Eddie Hemmings, cricket off-spinner (immense England)

Birth
1949

Ivana Trump, Gottwaldov Cz, ex-wife of Donald Trump (1st Wives Club)

Birth