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 This day in History - February 20
473 Historic Events for February 20
1950

Dylan Thomas arrives in NYC for his 1st US poetry reading tour

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1950

WOL-AM in Washington DC swaps calls with WWDC

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1950

John Voldstad, Oslo Norway, actor (Darryl-Newhart)

Birth
1950

Walter Becker, NYC, rock bassist (Steely Dan-Peg)

Birth
1951

Bonnie Lauer, LPGA golfer

Birth
1951

Edward Albert, LA Ca, actor (Jeff-Falcon Crest, Butterflies are Free)

Birth
1951

Gordon Brown, British MP

Birth
1951

Kathy Baillie, Morristown NJ, country vocalist (Baille Boys-Oh Heart)

Birth
1951

Phil Neal, English soccer player

Birth
1951

Howard Brockway, composer, dies at 80

Death
1951

Randy California, [Wolfe], Cal, guitarist (Spirit-I Got a Line on You)

Birth
1952

"African Queen" opens at Capitol Theater in NYC

Event
1952

1st black umpire in organized baseball certified (Emmett Ashford)

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1952

Catherine Cummins, Clintwood Va, 1st of 5 siblings born on 2/20

Birth
1953

Riccardo Chailly, Milan Italy, conductor (West Berlin Symph Orch)

Birth
1953

Carol Cummins, Clintwood Va, 2nd of 5 siblings born on 2/20

Birth
1953

US Court of Appeals rules that Organized Baseball is a sport and not a business, affirming the 25-year-old Supreme Court ruling

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1953

August A Busch buys the Cards for $3.75 million

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1954

Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Serbin Golf Open

Event
1954

Anthony Stewart Head, actor (Buffy Vampire Slayer)

Birth
1954

Jon Brant, rock bassist (Cheap Trick)

Birth
1954

Patty Hearst Shaw, SF, famous kidnap hostage (Tanya)

Birth
1954

Vasili Vasilyevich Tsibliyev, Rus col/cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-17, TM-25)

Birth
1954

General Zahedi wins election in Persia

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1955

Fay Crocker wins LPGA Serbin Golf Open

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