April 20: Day of the Week
April 20, 2021 is the 110th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 255 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.
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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)
- 1770The Georgian king Erekle II, abandoned by his Russian ally Count Totleben, wins a victory over Ottoman forces at Aspindza.
- 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.
- 1836U.S. Congress passes an act creating the Wisconsin Territory.
- 1865Astronomer Pietro Angelo Secchi demonstrates the Secchi disk, which measures water clarity, aboard Pope Pius IX’s yacht, the L’Immaculata Concezion.
- 1902Pierre and Marie Curie refine radium chloride.
- 1908Opening day of competition in the New South Wales Rugby League.
- 1945World War II: Fuehrerbunker: Adolf Hitler makes his last trip to the surface to award Iron Crosses to boy soldiers of the Hitler Youth.
- 1946The League of Nations officially dissolves, giving most of its power to the United Nations.
- 1978Korean Air Flight 902 is shot down by the Soviet Union.
- 1998German terrorist group the Red Army Faction announces their dissolution after 28 years.
Who were born on April 20?
- 1871Sydney Chapman, British economist and civil servant (d. 1951)
- 1875Vladimir Vidrić, Croatian poet (d. 1909)
- 1879Paul Poiret, French couturier (d. 1944)
- 1908Lionel Hampton, American musician (d. 2002)
- 1941Ryan O'Neal, American actor
- 1945Steve Spurrier, American football player and coach
- 1952Louka Katseli, Greek Minister for Labour and Social Security
- 1961Konstantin Lavronenko, Russian actor
- 1970Saraa, Mongolian singer
- 1972Stephen Marley, Jamaican musician
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