On This Day In History, 20 January


On This Day In History 20 January Image

World Events Today

  • The Japanese multinational photography and imaging company Fujifilm, was founded today in 1934
  • The Wannsee Conference, a meeting of senior Nazi government to agree the “Final Solution”, was held today in 1942
  • Franklin D Roosevelt was sworn in as President of the United States, for an unprecedented and never to be repeated fourth term, today in 1945

Entertainment Events Today

  • The first official basketball game was played today in 1892
  • The lead vocalist of Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne, bit the head off a live bat on-stage in Iowa today in 1982
  • The American crime drama television series Breaking Bad, created and produced by Vince Gilligan, aired for the first time today in 2008 on the AMC network

Family Events Today

  • The American astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the second human to set foot on the moon, was born today in 1930 in New Jersey
  • The movie director, Roman Polanski, married the actress, Sharon Tate, today in 1968
  • The legendary Manchester United manager Sir Matt Busby died today in 1994 aged 84

Main Event Today

  • The Democrat John F Kennedy, was inaugurated as the 35th and youngest ever President of the United States, today in 1961

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Buttercrunch Day

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