On This Day

What Happened on February 20, 2003

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • During a Great White concert in West Warwick, Rhode Island, a pyrotechnics display sets the club ablaze, killing 100 and injuring over 300 others.

Famous Birthdays

  • Atthaya Thitikul, Thai golfer (youngest female winner in pro event), born in Ratchaburi, Thailand

Famous Deaths

  • Harry Jacunski, American football player
  • Maurice Blanchot, French author (b. 1907)
  • Mushaf Ali Mir, Pakistani Chief of the Air Staff (b. 1947)
  • Orville Freeman, American politician (b. 1918)
  • Ty Longley, American guitarist (Great White) (b. 1971)