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OCTOBER 20

Performing Artists
1882 Bela Lugosi (Romanian Actor: Dracula) Romanian Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
1895 Rex Ingram (Illinois-born African-American Actor) Rex Ingram Actors Film Notable African Americans
1904 Anna Neagle (English Actress) British  Performing Artists Actors Television Film Internet Movie Database
1932 William Christopher (Illinois-born Actor: Father Mulcahy, M*A*S*H) Illinois Performing Artists Actors Television Internet Movie Database
1935 Jerry Orbach (New York City-born Actor: Law and Order) New York City Performing Artists Actors Television Internet Movie Database
1952 Tom Petty (Florida-born Popular Musician) Florida Performing Artists Popular Music Internet Movie Database
1958 Viggo Mortensen (New York City-born Actor) New York City Performing Artists Actors Film Internet Movie Database
1972 Snoop Dogg (California-born African-American Popular Musician) California Performing Artists Popular Musicians Notable African Americans Internet Movie Database
Sports Figures
1931 Mickey Mantle (Oklahoma-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Oklahoma Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame Biography
1937 Juan Marichal (Dominican Republic-born Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Dominican Republic Sports Figures Baseball Hall of Fame Latin-American Studies
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1994 Burt Lancaster (New York City-born Actor) Burt Lancaster Actors Film
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1904 Song "Yankee Doodle Boy" Is Registered Popular Music Copyrights & Trademarks USPTO
1947 U.S. Congress Investigates Communists in the American Film Industry House of Representatives Film McCarthyism The Cold War History Channel
1949 A 69 Pound, 11 Ounce Muskie Is Caught Near Hayward, Wisconsin Hayward, Wisconsin Fish Fishing Wisconsin Historical Society
1968 Dick Fosbury Flops 7' 4.25" to Win Olympic High Jump Gold Oregon Sports Figures 1968 Summer Olympics New York Times
1977 Three Members Lynyrd Skynyrd Rock Band Killed in Mississippi Plane Crash Mississippi Air Disasters Popular Musicians Death New York Times
1982 The St. Louis Cardinals Defeat the Milwaukee Brewers in Game 7 of the World Series St. Louis, Missouri Milwaukee, Wisconsin Baseball Major League Baseball Wisconsin Historical Society
1992 Toronto Blue Jays Beat Atlanta Braves in First World Series Game Outside U.S. Canada Baseball Historic Firsts Major League Baseball

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