What Happened on October 20, 1972

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

John Betjeman is appointed British Poet Laureate by Queen Elizabeth II

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • Queen Juliana visits Yugoslavia

Famous Birthdays

  • Dexter Coakley, linebacker (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Oleg Fediukov, dance skater (& Debbie Koegel), born in Moscow, Russia

Famous Deaths

  • Harlow Shapley, astronomer (Sun's position in galaxy), dies at 86