On This Day

What Happened on February 20, 1950

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Dylan Thomas arrives in NYC for his 1st US poetry reading tour
  • WOL-AM in Washington, D.C. swaps calls with WWDC

Famous Birthdays

  • John Voldstad, actor (Darryl-Newhart), born in Oslo, Norway
  • Ken Shimura, Japanese performer and actor

Person of interestWalter Becker

Walter Becker, American rock bassist and record producer (Steely Dan-Peg), born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)

Musician and Producer Walter Becker
Musician and Producer
Walter Becker

Famous Deaths

  • Sarat Chandra Bose, Indian activist for independence, dies at 60