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 This day in History - April 20
392 Historic Events for April 20
1947

Christian X, king of Denmark (1912-47), dies at 76

Death
1948

Walter P Reuther UAW pres shot and wounded at his home in Detroit

Event
1948

NYC hikes subway fare from 5› to 10›

Event
1948

Craig Frost, keyboardist (Grand Funk Railroad-Some Kind of Wonderful)

Birth
1949

Jockey Bill Shoemaker wins his 1st race, in Albany, California

Event
1949

Michal, rocker

Birth
1949

Jessica Lange, Cloquet Minnesota, actress (King Kong, Tootsie)

Birth
1950

Itumeleng J Mosala, S Afr president (Azanian People's Org)

Birth
1950

Balt's Memorial Stadium opens - Orioles of International League

Event
1951

US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak

Event
1951

Velsen city council demands investigation of police collaborators

Event
1951

Luther Vandross, NYC, rock vocalist (On the Wings of Love)

Birth
1951

Geraint Wyn Davies, Wales, actor (Bury Me in Niagara, High Hopes)

Birth
1952

Tamara Sergeyevna Zakharova, Russian cosmonaut

Birth
1952

Toine van Benthem, dentist/playwright/cabaret performer (Purper)

Birth
1953

Erich Weinert, writer, dies at 62

Death
1953

57th Boston Marathon won by Keizo Yamada of Japan in 2:18:51

Event
1954

"Golden Apple" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 125 performances

Event
1954

Peter Toohey, cricketer (NSW and Australian batsman 1977-80)

Birth
1955

"Saint of Bleecker St" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 92 perfs

Event
1955

Donald R Pettit, Silverton Oregon, PhD/astronaut

Birth
1956

Jaap Vranken, organist/composer (Stabat mater), dies

Death
1956

Lieven Duvosel, Flemish music composer (Levensschets), dies at 78

Death
1957

Yankee Bill Skowron becomes 3rd player to hit a ball out of Fenway

Event
1957

Graeme Fowler, cricketer (England left-handed opener early 80s)

Birth