Births On (March 20th)

  • 1828 - "Henrik Ibsen, Norwegian playwright and poet"
  • 1890 - "Benjamino Gigli, World renowned Italian operatic tenor"
  • 1908 - "Sir Michael Redgrave, Actor of stage and screen"
  • 1917 - "Dame Vera Lynn, Singer and wartime 'Forces Sweetheart'"
  • 1937 - "Jerry Reed, Country music guitarist"
  • 1950 - "William Hurt, American film actor"
  • 1956 - "Philip Oppenheim, Conservative politician"
  • 1961 - "Slim Jim Phantom, Of the Pop group 'Stray Cats'"
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Events On (March 20th)

  • 1602 - The Dutch East India Company was founded
  • 1727 - "Isaac Newton, discoverer of the 'Laws of Gravity', died and was buried in Westminster Abbey"
  • 1806 - The foundation stone of Dartmoor prison was laid
  • 1956 - Tunisia gained independence from France
  • 1969 - "John Lennon, of the Beatles, married Yoko Ono in Gibraltar"
  • 1974 - An gunman tried (and failed) to kidnap Princess Anne from her car
  • 1980 - "The Pirate radio ship, Radio Caroline, sank"
  • 1990 - Namibia became an independent country after 105 years
  • 1995 - "The Queen began a visit to South Africa, the first royal visit since the end of apartheid"
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