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 This day in History - February 20
473 Historic Events for February 20
1962

John Glenn is 1st American to orbit Earth (Friendship 7)

Event
1962

Halliwell Hobbes, dies at 64

Death
1963

Ian Brown, English rock vocalist (Stone Roses-Made of Stone)

Birth
1963

Charles Barkley, Leads Ab, NBA forward (Phoenix, Rockets, Oly-gold-96)

Birth
1963

End of the Test Cricket careers of Neil Harvey and Alan Davidson

Event
1963

William Baldwin, NY, actor (Backdraft, Sliver, Flatliners)

Birth
1963

Willie Mays (SF Giants) signs a record $100,000 per year contract

Event
1964

Christian Ruuttu, Lappeenranta FIN, hockey forward (Team Finland)

Birth
1964

Terry Ilous, rock vocalist (XYZ, Cannibal Jacket) [or Jun 28]

Birth
1964

Jeffrey Allan Maggert, Columbia MO, PGA golfer (1993 Walt Disney)

Birth
1964

R T Stanyforth, English cricket wicketkeeper (S Africa 1927-28), dies

Death
1964

French Stewart, NM, actor (Harry Solomon-Third Rock From the Sun)

Birth
1965

Turkish government of Uerguplu forms

Event
1965

Ranger 8 makes hard landing on the Moon, returns photos, other data

Event
1965

Beatles record "That Means a Lot"

Event
1965

Federica Moro, Carate Brianza Italy, Miss Italy (1982)

Birth
1966

Britt Hager, NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos, St Louis Rams)

Birth
1966

Cindy Crawford, Dekalb Ill, super model (Sports Illustrated Swimsuit)

Birth
1966

Cecilia Cummins, Clintwood Va, 5th of 5 siblings born on 2/20

Birth
1966

Chester W Nimitz, US admiral (WW II), dies at 80

Death
1966

Derek Lilliquist, US baseball pitcher (Cleveland Indians, Atl Braves)

Birth
1966

Dennis Allen Mitchell, Cherry Point NC, 100m/200m (Olympics-silver-96)

Birth
1966

Author Valery Tarsis banished in USSR

Event
1967

Tom Waddle, NFL player (Chicago Bears/Cincinnati Bengals)

Birth
1967

Theresa Luke, Vancouver BC, rower (Olympics-96)

Birth