October 20, 1972 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History


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

Deaths in History

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