April 20: Day of the Week
April 20, 2019 was the 110th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 255 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.
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Here’s the April calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Aries is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Diamond is the modern birthstone for this month. Opal is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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April 20 Historical Event(s)
- 1657Admiral Robert Blake destroys a Spanish silver fleet under heavy fire at Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
- 1657Freedom of religion is granted to the Jews of New Amsterdam (later New York City).
- 1792France declares war on Austria, the beginning of French Revolutionary Wars.
- 1818The case of Ashford v Thornton ends, with Abraham Thornton allowed to go free rather than face a retrial for murder, after his demand for trial by battle is upheld.
- 1828René Caillié becomes the first non-Muslim to enter Timbouctou.
- 1871The Civil Rights Act of 1871 becomes law.
- 1922The Soviet government creates South Ossetian Autonomous Oblast within Georgian SSR.
- 1939Adolf Hitler’s 50th birthday is celebrated as a national holiday in Nazi Germany.
- 1964BBC Two launches with a power cut because of the fire at Battersea Power Station.
- 2008Danica Patrick wins the Indy Japan 300 becoming the first female driver in history to win an Indy car race.
Who were born on April 20?
- 1494Johannes Agricola, German Protestant reformer (d. 1566)
- 1870Maulvi Abdul Haq, Pakistani scholar (d. 1961)
- 1920John Paul Stevens, American jurist
- 1941Ryan O'Neal, American actor
- 1945Judith O'Dea, American actress
- 1948Rémy Trudel, French Canadian politician
- 1961Don Mattingly, American baseball player
- 1970Saraa, Mongolian singer
- 1975Benjamin Butler (artist), painter
- 1983Fabio Staibano, Italian rugby player
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