October 20: Day of the Week
October 20, 2020 is the 294th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 72 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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Here’s the October calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Libra is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Opal is the modern birthstone for this month. Jasper is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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October 20 Historical Event(s)
- 1720Caribbean pirate Calico Jack is captured by the Royal Navy.
- 1803The United States Senate ratifies the Louisiana Purchase.
- 1935The Long March ends.
- 1944Liquid natural gas leaks from storage tanks in Cleveland, then explodes; the explosion and resulting fire level 30 blocks and kill 130.
- 1961The Soviet Union performs the first armed test of a submarine-launched ballistic missile, launching an R-13 from a Golf class submarine.
- 1967A purported bigfoot is filmed by Patterson and Gimlin.
- 1971The Nepal Stock Exchange collapses.
- 1977A plane carrying Lynyrd Skynyrd crashes in Mississippi, killing lead singer Ronnie Van Zant and guitarist Steve Gaines along with backup singer Cassie Gaines, the road manager, pilot, and co-pilot.
- 1981Two police officers and an armored car guard are killed during an armed robbery in Rockland County, NY, carried out by members of the Black Liberation Army and Weather Underground.
- 1982During the UEFA Cup match between FC Spartak Moscow and HFC Haarlem, 66 people are crushed to death in the Luzhniki disaster.
Who were born on October 20?
- 1891Jomo Kenyatta, Kenyan politician (d. 1978)
- 1937Juan Marichal, Dominican baseball player
- 1942Earl Hindman, American actor (d. 2003)
- 1946Lucien Van Impe, Belgian cyclist
- 1955Robert ten Brink, Dutch TV personality and actor
- 1955Thomas Newman, American composer
- 1957Chris Cowdrey, English cricketer
- 1963Julie Payette, Canadian astronaut
- 1971Matt Norman, Australian director/producer
- 1986Wanlop Saechio, Thai footballer
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