20th January: Today In History

Today is Friday, January, the 20th day of 2017. There are 345 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight In History;


  1896George Burns, American comedian
  1920Federico Fellini, Italian born film director
  1926Patricia Neal, American film actress
  1930Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin, The second man to walk on the Moon
  1934Tom Baker, Actor; played 'Dr Who'
  1946Malcolm McLaren, British rock impresario
  1950Liza Goddard, Actress
  1971Gary Barlow, Of 'Take That'


  1265The first ever English Parliament met in Westminster Hall
  1841The island of Hong Kong was occupied by the British
  1961John F. Kennedy became the 35th president of the United States
  1961The Queen began a tour of India, Pakistan, Nepal and Iran
  198152 Americans held hostage in their embassy in Teheran, Iran, were released
  1986The British and French agreed on a twin tunnel rail link for the Channel Tunnel
  1987The Archbishop of Canterbury's special envoy, Terry Waite, disapperaed in Beirut
  1993Audrey Hepburn, the Hollywood film actress, died

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