What Happened on February 20, 1975

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • A feud begains between the Official Irish Republican Army and the Irish National Liberation Army; the two groups assassinate a number of each other's volunteers until the feud ends in June 1975
  • Leonard Baichan scores 105* on Test Cricket debut, v Pakistan Lahore

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Margaret Thatcher elected leader of British Conservative Party

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Brendan Witt, Humboldt, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals)
  • Brian Littrell, singer (Backstreet Boys)
  • Ismael Kirui, Marakwet Kenya, 5k runner
  • Liván Hernández, Cuban baseball player

Famous Deaths

  • Edgar "Cookie" Fairchild, bandleader (Jerry Colonna Show), dies at 76
  • Lillian Fontaine, actress (Suddenly it's Spring), dies at 88
  • Robert Strauss, actor (Sgt Gruzewsky-Mona McCluskey), dies at 61