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 This day in History - March 20
415 Historic Events for March 20
1956

Phillip Oppenhein, British MP

Birth
1956

156-day strike against Westinghouse ends

Event
1956

E Ochab succeeds Beirut as 1st secretary of Polish CP

Event
1956

Mount Bezymianny on Kamchatka Peninsula (USSR) explodes

Event
1956

USSR performs nuclear test

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1956

Tunisia gains independence from France

Event
1957

Britain accepts NATO offer to mediate in Cyprus, but Greece rejects it

Event
1957

Spike Lee, Atlanta, dir (Mo Better Blues, Jungle Fever, Malcolm X)

Birth
1957

Theresa Russell, [Paup], SD Calif, actress (Black Widow, Razor's Edge)

Birth
1958

50" snow across the Mason-Dixon line

Event
1958

Clandestine Burasi Bizim Radio (communist) begins transmitting

Event
1958

Greek Clandestine Radio (communist), Voice of Truth 1st transmission

Event
1958

Holly Hunter, Atlanta Georgia, actress (Broadcast News, Roe vs Wade)

Birth
1958

Rickey Jackson, NFL defensive end (SF 49ers)

Birth
1959

Dale Reid, Ladybank Scotland, LPGA golfer (European Solheim Cup team)

Birth
1959

Richard Drummie, rocker (Go West-Call Me, Don't Look Down)

Birth
1961

John Clark Gable, LA Calif, actor (Bad Jim)

Birth
1961

Kathy Guadagnino, Albany NY, LPGA golfer (1985 US Women's Open)

Birth
1961

Slim Jim Phantom, [Jim Mcdonnell], rock drummer (Stray Cats)

Birth
1962

Sjoukje Dijkstra becomes world champion figure skater

Event
1962

C Wright Mills, US sociologist (Power Elite), dies at 45

Death
1962

Andrew E Douglass, Dendrochronologer (Study of Tree Rings), dies

Death
1963

Karl Otten, writer, dies at 73

Death
1963

1st "Pop Art" exhibition (NYC)

Event
1963

Paul Annacone, Southampton NY, tennis star

Birth