On This Day

What Happened on October 20, 1966

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

Nobel Prize for Literature awarded jointly to Jewish writers Shmuel Yosef Agnon and Nelly Sachs

Famous Birthdays

  • Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, Al-Qaeda leader (d. 2006)
  • Allan Donald, cricketer (great South African fast bowler)
  • Erin Deiters, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-9th-1994), born in Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • Fred Coury, Johnston NY, rocker (Cinderella-Heartbreak Station)
  • Patrick J. Volkerding, Founder and maintainer of the Slackware Linux distribution
  • Stefan Raab, German entertainer