April 20 Birthdays in History - April 20 Deaths - April 20 Events



1977 Lisa Ervin, figure skater, U.S. Nationals-4th-1992
1976 Lenka Nemeckova, born in Brno Czechoslovakia, tennis star, 1993 Futures-Maribor-SLO
1975 Joey Lawrence, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, actor, Gimme a Break, Blossom, Summer Rental
1974 Ben[jamin] Lincoln Holbrook, Hartland Wis, rower 1996 Olympics
1974 Kevin Sullivan, born in Brantford, Ontario, 1.5k runner 1996 Olympics
1974 Paul Bradford, cornerback for the San Diego Chargers
1973 Itula Mili, tight end for the Seattle Seahawks
1973 Lamond Murray, NBA forward for the Los Angeles Clippers
1973 Todd Hollandsworth, born in Dayton, Ohio, outfielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers
1972 Carmen Electra, born in Sharonville, Ohio, born Tara Leigh Patrick, model, actress, sex symbol, appeared in Playboy magazine, television show 'Baywatch'
1971 Chris Penn, NFL wide receiver, Kansas City Chiefs, Chicago Bears
1971 Grant Smith, Australian field hockey forward 1996 Olympics
1971 John Senden, born in Brisbane QLD, Australasia golfer
1971 Terry Smith, NFL wide receiver for the Indianapolis Colts
1971 Yonel Jourdain, NFL running back/kick returner for the Buffalo Bills
1970 Ben Weir, born in Rock Island, Illinois, Canadian Tour golfer, 1993 Bogey Hills-2nd
1970 Shemar Moore, born in Oakland, California, actor, Malcolm-Young and Restless
1969 John van Halst, soccer player, FC Twente
1969 Takayuki Kobori, hockey defenseman, Team Japan 1998
1968 LeShundra Nathan, born in Birmingham, Alabama, heptathlete
1967 J. D. Roth, born in Beverly Hills, California, TV host, Fun House
1967 Lara Jill Miller, born in Allentown, Pennsylvania, actress, Samantha-Gimme a Break
1967 Miroslav Stefanovic, soccer player, FC Volendam
1967 Townsend Saunders, White Sands, New Mexico, freestyle wrestler, Silver Medals 1992, 1996 Olympics
1965 Jim Terrell, born in Cincinnati, Ohio, sprint canoe 1996 Olympics
1964 John Carney, NFL kicker for the San Diego Chargers
1964 Paul Nobes, cricketer, prolific opening batsman for Victoria and SA
1963 Brett Edward Garsed, born in Victoria Australia, heavy metal artist, Nelson
1961 Don Mattingly, born in Indiana, 1st baseman, New York Yankees/MVP 1985
1961 Marci Bozarth, Lampasas, Texas, LPGA golfer, 1994 Lady Keystone Open-37th
1960 Rodney Holman, NFL tight end, Detroit Lions
1959 Clint Howard, born in Burbank, California, actor, Gentle Ben
1958 Viacheslav Fetisov, born in Moscow, NHL defenseman, Team Russia, Detroit
1957 Graeme Fowler, cricketer, England left-handed opener early 80s
1957 Richenel, Hubertus R Baars, singer/performer, Turn My Page
1955 Donald R. Pettit, born in Silverton, Oregon, PhD/astronaut
1954 Peter Toohey, cricketer, NSW and Australian batsman 1977-80
1952 Tamara Sergeyevna Zakharova, Russian cosmonaut
1952 Toine van Benthem, dentist/playwright/cabaret performer, Purper
1951 Geraint Wyn Davies, born in Wales, actor, Bury Me in Niagara, High Hopes
1951 Luther Vandross, born in New York City, rock vocalist, On the Wings of Love
1951 Louise Jameson, British Actress
1950 Itumeleng J Mosala, South Africa president, Azanian People's Org
1949 Jessica Lange, born in Cloquet, Minnesota, actress, King Kong, Tootsie
1948 Craig Frost, keyboardist, Grand Funk Railroad-Some Kind of Wonderful
1947 David Leland, born in Cambridge, England, actor and director, Nothing But Trouble
1947 Andrew Tobias, American Journalist
1945 Jimmy Winston, born in London, organist, Samll Facres-Itchycoo Park
1943 Edie Sedgwick, born in Santa Barbara, California, actor, Ciao Manhattan
1943 Ian Watson, born in UK, sci-fi author, Book of Being, Whores of Babylon
1943 Michael Greer, born in born in Galesburg, Illinois, actor, Bobby Gentry Show
1941 Joni Evans, New York City, publisher, Simon and Schuster, Random House
1941 Ryan O'Neal, born in Los Angeles, California, actor, Peyton Place, Paper Moon, Love Story
1940 George Takei, born in Los Angeles, California, actor, Sulu-Star Trek, Green Berets
1940 James Gammon, born in Newman, Illinois, actor, Cool Hand Luke, Nick-Nash Bridges
1940 Jan Cremer, Dutch writer/sculptor, I, John Cremer
1940 Pilar Miro, director, Wether, Beltenebros
1939 Gro Harlem Brundtland, Norwegian premier, 1981-82, 86-89, 90-
1938 Bernard Malivoire, born in France, cox pair 1952 Olympics gold
1938 Betty Cuthbert, Australia 100m/200m/400m dash, Gold Medals 1956, 1964 Olympics
1938 Johnny Tillotson, born in Jacksonville, Florida, singer, Gidget, Poetry in Motion
1936 Pat Roberts, born in Topeka, Kansas, Representative-R-Kansas 1981 - 1997, Senator-R-Kansas 1997 -
1934 Lindsay Oliver John Boynton, furniture historian
1931 Lee Hamilton, born in Daytona Beach, Florida, Representative-D-Indiana 1965 - 1999
1930 Alan Oakman, cricketer, England batsman against Australia 1956
1929 Bob Braun, Ludlow, Kentucky, singer, Dotty Mack Show
1928 Robert Byrne, American Celebrity
1927 Karl Muller, born in Switzerland, superconductivity physicist, Nobel 1987
1926 Harriett Elizabeth Byrd, politician, Wyoming house of Reps
1925 Ernie Stautner, NFL tackle, Steelers, WLAF head coach, Galaxy
1925 Richard Hoffmann, composer
1924 Gerhard Samuel, composer
1924 Nina Foch, born in Leiden, Netherlands, actress, American in Paris
1924 Paul M Van Buren, U.S. theologist, Theological Explorations
1923 Tito Puente, born in Puerto Rico, bandleader, Dance Mania
1921 Donald Gunn MacRae, sociologist
1920 John Paul Stevens, born in Illinois, 103rd Supreme Court Justice, 1975-
1913 Dick Wessel, WI, actor, Dick Tracy vs Cueball, Beware of Blondie
1912 David Townsend, cricketer, 3 Tests England vs. WI 1935
1912 Ed Jones, born in Yorkville, Tennessee, Representative-D-Tennessee 1969 - 1989
1912 Frederick Craig Riddle, violist
1912 Soewarsil Djojopoespito, Indonesia, writer, Toe the Line
1911 Kukrit Pramoj, politician
1909 Guido Alberti, literary patron/businessman
1909 Lionel Hampton, orchestra leader/vibraphone improviser, Depths Below
1909 Richard Stubbs, publicity adviser
1908 Wilhelmus M Bekkers, bishop of Hertogenbosch
1907 Alan Reed, actor/voice, Fred Allen Show, Fred Flintstone
1907 Miran Bux, cricketer, his one season of Test and 1st-class play 1954-55
1907 William Dollar, St. Louis, ballet dancer/choreographer
1905 Stanley Marcus, American Businessman
1904 Bruce Cabot, born in Carlsbad, New Mexico, actor, Diamonds are Forever, King Kong
1904 Bob Bartlett, American Politician
1903 Dagmar Edqvist, Swedish author, Kamrathustru-Wife and Comrade
1902 Donald Wolfit, born in England, actor, Lawrence of Arabia, Becket, Accursed
1902 Vesselin Stoyanov, composer
1901 Michel Leiris, French cultural anthropologist
1901 Mohammed Naguib, Egyptian Statesman
1900 Fred Raymond, composer
1900 Kees Verwey, painter/water colors painter/cartoonist
1897 Bernard Verhoeven, poet/literature, About the Laugh
1897 Gregory Ratoff, Petrograd Russia, actor and director, Corsican Brothers
1896 Senor Wences, ventriloquist, Close the Door
1894 Martinus Nijhoff, poet/interpreter/linguistic, spelling
1893 Harold Lloyd, Burchard, Nebraska, silent comic, Why Worry, Safety Last
1893 Hermann Ungar, writer
1893 Juan Miro, Spain, painter/sculptor, Dog Barking at the Moon
1890 Adolf Scharf, president Austria, 1957-65
1889 Adolph Hitler, Braunau Austria, dictator of Nazi Germany, 1936-45
1889 Adolf Hitler, born in Braunau am Inn, Austria-Hungary, genocidal leader of Germany
1881 Nikolai Miaskovsky, Novogeorievsk Poland, composer, Kirov is With Us
1881 Sem Dresden, composer and conductor
1879 Robert Lynd, Irish writer/critic, Pleasures of Ignorance
1876 Gerard J Arbous, actor/publicist, Prince William of Orange
1870 Simeon Roncal, composer
1866 Victor Hollaender, composer
1865 Max HHR Nettlau, Austrian historian, Le Premiere Internationale
1860 Charles Gordon Curtis, U.S. attorney/inventor, Curtis Turbine
1860 Pieter Jelles Troelstra, Dutch MP, SDAP
1858 Auguste Chapuis, composer
1857 Charles LP "Philip" Zilcken, painter/author, HW Knife Day
1857 Hermann Bang, writer
1850 Daniel Chester, French/American sculptor, Minute Man
1840 Odilon Redon, French painter/author, La nuit, Raves
1839 Carol I, King of Romania, 1881-1914
1827 John Gibbon, Major General Union volunteers
1826 Dina M Craik, writer
1826 Dinah Maria Mulock, English Novelist
1824 Alfred Holt Colquitt, Brigadier General Confederate Army
1809 John Smith Preston, Brigadier General Confederate Army
1808 Louis-Napoleon, Napoleon III, emperor of France, 1852-71
1761 Johann Gottlieb Karl Spazier, composer
1748 Georg Michael Telemann, composer
1748 Guillaume Albert Teniers, composer
1745 Philippe Pinel, physician, founder of psychiatry
1739 William Bartram, American Environmentalist
1726 Jozef de Ferraris, French/Austrian earl/general/cartographer
1725 Johann Friedrich Kloffler, composer
1705 Balthasar Schmid, composer
1594 Matthaus Apelles von Lowenstern, composer
1592 John Eliot, St. Germans Cornwall, English MP/author
1494 John Agricola, Schneider, German theologist/prime minister
1492 Pietro Aretino, born in Arezzo, Italy, Italian author, poet and playwright
1442 Edward IV, King, England, 1461-83











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