OCTOBER 20 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1720 – Calico Jack the Caribbean pirate was captured by the Royal Navy on the 20th October 1720.

1931 – Mickey Mantle the American baseball player was born on the 20th October 1931 (died 1995).

1937 – Wanda Jackson the American singer-songwriter and guitarist was born on the 20th October 1937.

1950 ~ Tom Petty the American singer-songwriter and musician from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and Traveling Wilburys was born in Gainesville, Florida, on the 20th October 1950. video : “Learning To Fly” (1991 song) performed by Tom Petty

1958 – Mark King the English singer-songwriter and bass player from Level 42 and Re-Flex was born on the 20th October 1958.

1959 – Mark Little the Australian actor and comedian was born on the 20th October 1959.

1968 – Former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy married Aristotle Onassis, the Greek shipping tycoon on the 20th October 1968.

1971 ~ Snoop Dogg the American rapper, producer, and actor was born in Long Beach, California, on the 20th October 1971. video : “Beautiful” (2009 song) performed by Snoop Dogg & ft. Pharrell Williams

1971Dannii Minogue the Australian singer, songwriter, actress, fashion designer and X Factor judge was born in Melbourne on the 20th October 1971. Dannii Minogue first rose to fame in the early 1980s in the Australian television shows Young Talent Time and Home and Away, before starting her career as a pop singer in the early 1990s. Dannii Minogue’s official website: DanniiMinogue.com | Facebook: Facebook.com/DanniiMinogueOfficial | Pinterest: Pinterest.com/DanniiMinogue | instagram: instagram.com/DanniiMinogue | YouTube channel: Youtube.com/user/DanniiMinogueOnline | video: This Is It – The Very Best of Dannii Minogue…

1973 – The Sydney Opera House opened on the 20th October 1973.

1977 – A plane carrying the band Lynyrd Skynyrd crashed in Mississippi on the 20th October 1977, killing lead singer Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist Steve Gaines, backup singer Cassie Gaines, the road manager, pilot, and co-pilot.

2012DUNADEN with jockey Craig Williams won the $2.65 million Caulfield Cup on the 20th day of October 2012.

Dunaden 1st horse won Melbourne Cup & Hong Kong Vase 2011 horse race thoroughbred racing bay stallion
Dunaden, the 1st horse to win the Hong Kong Vase after winning the Melbourne Cup (2011 Photo by Flamelai)

2012 ~ GANGNAM STYLE the song by PSY had it’s 500 millionth view on YouTube (500,000,000 / half a billion views) on the 20th October 2012.

Gangnam Style PSY 500 Million views YouTube video screenshot half billion Guiness World record most likes horses stable invisible horse dance
PSY ~ Gangnam Style YouTube video screenshot of 500 Million views (500,949,286 on Saturday 20th October) half a billion & also the Guiness World Record for most likes

Today in History for October 20th ~ video presented by the Associated Press…  

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