On This Day

What Happened on April 20, 1943

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Braves manager Casey Stengel is struck by a taxi, fractures a leg

Famous Birthdays

  • Edie Sedgwick, American actress (Ciao Manhattan) and socialite, born in Santa Barbara, California (d. 1971)
  • Ian Watson, British sci-fi author (Book of Being, Whores of Babylon), born in North Shields, England
  • John Eliot Gardiner, English conductor, born in Fontmell Magna, Dorset
  • Michael Greer, American actor (Bobby Gentry Show), born in Galesburg, Illinois (d. 2002)