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 This day in History - February 20
473 Historic Events for February 20
1975

Ismael Kirui, Marakwet Kenya, 5k runner

Birth
1975

Brian Littrell, singer (Backstreet Boys)

Birth
1976

Kathryn Kuhlman, religious leader/faith healer, dies

Death
1976

Muhammad Ali KOs Jan Pierre Coopman in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

Event
1977

Veronica Ledesma, Miss Universe-Argentina (1996)

Birth
1977

Judy Rankin wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic

Event
1977

"My Fair Lady" closes at St James Theater NYC after 384 performances

Event
1977

Stephon Marbury, NBA guard (Minn Timberwolves)

Birth
1977

Sarah Ryan, Adelaide SA Australia, swimmer (Olympics-96)

Birth
1978

Bob Backland beats Billy Graham in NY, to become WWF wrestling champ

Event
1978

4th People's Choice Awards: Star Wars, Carol Burnett and Bob Hope

Event
1978

Jane Blalock wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic

Event
1978

Vitorino Nem‚sio, Portuguese author (Presen‡a), dies at 76

Death
1978

Andrea Moody, Abbotsford BC, 4X100 swimmer (Olympics-96)

Birth
1978

Egypt announces it is pulling its diplomats out of Cyprus

Event
1979

Jennifer Love Hewitt, actress (Sarah Reeves-Party of Five)

Birth
1979

"Comin' Uptown" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 45 performances

Event
1980

Actress Susan Dey (LA Law) weds producer Bernard Sofronski

Event
1980

Alice Longworth Roosevelt, youngest daughter of Theodore, dies at 96

Death
1981

James Sanford equals 50m indoor world record (5.61 sec)

Event
1981

Flight readiness firing of Columbia's main engines; 20 seconds

Event
1982

NY Islanders wins then NHL record 15th straight game

Event
1983

Ray Vitte, actor (Doc, Cody-Quest), killed by police at 33

Death
1983

James G Richardson, (Tim Cassidy-Sierra), dies at 37 in ski accident

Death
1983

Japan launches Tenma satellite to study x-rays (450/570 km)

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