October 20 Deaths in History - October 20 Birthdays - October 20 Events
2004 Anthony Hecht, American Poet
1996 Alfred William Bill Bedford, test Pilot, dies at 75
1996 Mary Tuck, social researcher/civil servant, dies at 68
1995 Bernadette Hingley, priest, dies at 47
1995 Christopher Stone, actor (Dave-Dallas, Interns), dies at 53
1995 Jack Rose, screenwriter, dies at 83
1995 Raymond Rasberry, pianist/singer, dies at 65
1994 Burt Lancaster, actor (Elmer Gantry), dies of heart attack at 80
1994 Charles Robert Owen Medley, dancer/Choreographer, dies at 88
1994 Eberhard Feik, German actor (Tatort), dies at 50
1994 Ivan Svitak, philosopher, dies at 69
1994 Sergei F Bondartsjoek, actor and director (Waterloo), dies at 74
1993 James Leo Herlihy, novelist (Midnight Cowboy), dies at 66
1993 Maurice Dolbier, U.S. actor and writer (Nowhere near Everest), dies at 81
1992 Orton Chirwa, Malawi's lawyer/Justice minister, dies in captivity
1990 Joel McCrea, actor (Ramrod), dies of pulmonary complications at 84
1989 Anthony Quayle, actor (Moses, Operation Crossbow), dies at 76
1986 Samora Machel, president of Mozambique, dies in air crash at 53
1984 Paul Dirac, British Physicist
1983 Merle Travis, country singer, dies at 75
1977 Cassie Gaines, rocker (Lynyrd Skynyrd), dies in a plane crash at 28
1977 Ronnie Van Zant, rocker (Lynyrd Skynyrd), dies in a plane crash at 29
1977 Steve Gaines, rock guitarist (Lynyrd Skynyrd), dies in air crash
1972 Harlow Shapley, astronomer (Sun's position in galaxy), dies at 86
1970 Patrick Wymark, actor (Skull, Tomb of Ligeia), dies at 44
1968 Elder Lightfoot Solomon Michaux, TV preacher, dies at 84
1964 Herbert Hoover, 31st president of U.S. (1929-33), dies in New York at 90
1964 Miles WL Killearn of Killearn, baron/diplomat (Egypt), dies at 84
1959 Werner Krauss, actor (Joyless Street), dies at 75
1955 Eino Roiha, composer, dies at 51
1954 Willie Shaw, race car driver (Indy 500-1937, 39, 40), dies at 51
1952 Basil Radford, actor (Whisky Galore, Dead of Night), dies at 55
1950 Henry Lewsis Stimson, U.S. minister of War/Governor-General, dies
1950 Henry L. Stimson, American Statesman
1944 Gabriel Groulez, composer, dies at 65
1942 May Robson, actress (Star is Born, Reckless), dies at 84
1936 Anne Sullivan, American Educator
1931 Emanuel Moor, composer, dies at 68
1929 Rudolf Kittel, German theologist, dies at 76
1927 Mikhail Mikhaylovich Ivanov, composer, dies at 78
1926 Eugene V. Debs, American Politician
1920 Max Bruch, German composer (Kol Nidre), dies at 82
1913 Leander Schlegel, composer, dies at 69
1906 William "Buck" Ewing, hall of fame catcher (New York Giants), dies at 67
1904 Henry Hiles, composer, dies at 77
1900 Charles Dudley Warner, U.S. writer (As We Go), dies at 70
1899 Robert H "Bobby" Gunning, British colonel (60th Rifles), dies in battle
1882 Olegario Victor Andrade, Argentina poet (El arpa perdida), dies at 41
1876 Jeronimo de Bosch Kemper, Dutch sociologist/historian, dies at 68
1871 Charles Babbage, English mathematician (calculator), dies at 78
1870 Michael William Balfe, composer (Bohemian Girl), dies at 62
1864 Stephen Dodson Ramseur, Confederate General-major, dies at 27
1842 Grace Darling, English Celebrity
1819 Lambert-Franeois Godecharle, composer, dies at 66
1794 James Adam, System architect (essays on agriculture), dies at about 64
1765 William August duke of Cumberland, English supreme commander, dies at 44
1740 Karl VI, German emperor (1711-40), dies
1676 Christopher Gibbons, composer, dies at 61
1525 Joannes Custos, S Netherlands humanist, dies at about 50
1438 Jacopo di Piero della Quercia, Italian sculptor, dies at about 64
1274 Engelbert II of Falkenburg, archbishop of Cologne, dies
1268 Conrad Hohenstaufen, Conrad van Zwaben, son of Conrad IV, dies
1268 Konradijn Hohenstaufen, son of Koenraad IV, beheaded in Naples
1187 Urbanus III, Umberto Crivelli, Italian Pope (1185-87), dies
1139 Henry X the Trotse, duke of Bayern (1126-38), dies
460 Eudocia Aelia Athenais, empress Oostromeinse Rich/poet, dies




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