On This Day — October 20th
October 20th is the 293rd day of the year (294th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 72 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday (58 in 400 years each) than on Sunday or Monday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Wednesday or Friday (56).
On this day in history:
1720 – Caribbean pirate Calico Jack is captured by the Royal Navy.
1910 – The hull of the RMS Olympic, sister-ship to the ill-fated RMS Titanic, is launched from the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
1968 – Former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy marries Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis.
1973 – The Sydney Opera House is opened by Elizabeth II after 14 years of construction.
1977 – Rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd’s plane crashes.
2011 – National Transitional Council rebel forces capture ousted Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi in his hometown of Sirte and kill him shortly thereafter.
Rapper Snoop Dogg turns 46
Supermodel Candice Swanepoel turns 29
The Office Star John Krasinski turns 38
Lord of the Rings Actor Viggo Mortensen turns 59
Singer Dannii Minogue turns 46
Professional Wrestler Scott Hall turns 59
Happy Birthday to all October 20th babies!