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 This day in History - July 20
421 Historic Events for July 20
1947

1st political action of Neth Army on Java and Sumatra

Event
1947

Carlos Santana, Mexico, rock guitarist (Santana-Black Magic Woman)

Birth
1947

James Harris, Monroe La, NFL quarterback (Buffalo, LA, San Diego)

Birth
1947

Gerd Binnig, Frankfurt, physicist (tunneling microscope-Nobel 1986)

Birth
1948

Mary Dwyer, LPGA golfer

Birth
1948

Lou Thesz beats Bill Longson, to become NWA wrestling champ

Event
1948

Syngman Rhee elected president of South-Korea

Event
1948

US Communist Party chairman William Forster arrested

Event
1948

Richard H Lehman, (Rep-D-CA, 1983- )

Birth
1949

Vasil Kolarov elected premier of Bulgaria

Event
1949

Israel's 19 month war of independence ends

Event
1950

"Arthur Murray Party" premieres on ABC TV (later DuMont, CBS, NBC)

Event
1951

Larry Black, Miami Fla, 4x100 runner (Olympic-gold-1972)

Birth
1951

Mustafa Shuqri Ashu, tailor/murderer of king Abdullah, shot to death

Death
1951

Abdullah Ibn Hussein, Jordan's King (1946-51), killed in Jerusalem

Death
1952

Fausto Coppi wins Tour de France

Event
1952

Emile Zatopek runs Olympic Record 10K (29:17.0)

Event
1953

USSR/Israel recover diplomatic relations

Event
1954

Jay Jay French, NYC, guitarist (Twisted Sister-Not Gonna Take It)

Birth
1954

Blair Moody, (Sen-Mich), dies at 52

Death
1954

Armistice for Indo-China signed, Vietnam separates into North and South

Event
1954

Tennis champ Maureen Connolly's right leg is crushed in an accident

Event
1954

West German secret service head Otto John defects to German DR

Event
1955

Michael Anthony, rocker (Van Halen)

Birth
1956

Charlie Magri, world champ flyweight boxer (1983)

Birth