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 This day in History - February 20
473 Historic Events for February 20
1971

General Idi Amin Dada appointed president of Uganda

Event
1971

Bruin Phil Esposito is NHL's quickest to score 50 goals in a season

Event
1972

Ard Schenk becomes world champ skater

Event
1972

Tom Gough, 200« lbs (91 kg) US weightlifter (Olympics-14th-1996)

Birth
1972

1st time Cleve Cavaliers beat NY Knicks (111-109)

Event
1972

Corinna Harney, Bremerhaven Germany, playmate (Aug, 1991)

Birth
1972

Herbert Menges, composer, dies at 69

Death
1972

Walter Winchell, writer/actor (Dondi, Love and Hisses), dies at 74

Death
1972

Sicco Mansholt becomes chairman of European Committee

Event
1973

Brigitte Reimann, writer, dies at 39

Death
1973

Joseph Szigeti, Hungarian/US violinist, dies at 80

Death
1973

Vladimir Iiic, WLAF defensive end (Barcelona Dragons, Rhein Fire)

Birth
1973

Maurice Dallimore, actor (Collector), dies at 60

Death
1973

10th time Islanders shut-out-4-0 vs Penguins

Event
1974

David Monrad Johansen, composer, dies at 85

Death
1974

Cher files for separation from husband Sonny Bono

Event
1974

Gordie Howe comes out of retirement for $1M from Houston Aeros, WHA

Event
1974

Katerina Kroupova, Olomouc Czech, tennis star (1994 Futures-Sofia-BUL)

Birth
1975

Leonard Baichan scores 105* on Test Cricket debut, v Pakistan Lahore

Event
1975

Edgar "Cookie" Fairchild, bandleader (Jerry Colonna Show), dies at 76

Death
1975

Margaret Thatcher elected leader of British Conserv Party

Event
1975

Robert Strauss, actor (Sgt Gruzewsky-Mona McCluskey), dies at 61

Death
1975

Lillian Fontaine, actress (Suddenly it's Spring), dies at 88

Death
1975

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Event
1975

Brendan Witt, Humboldt, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals)

Birth