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Notable Historical Events for June 20th

1960Floyd Patterson KOs Ingemar Johansson in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

1990Nelson Mandela lands in NYC to begin a tour of US

1994OJ Simpson arraigned on murder of Nicole Simpson & Ronald Goldman

1986Drs at Bethesda Naval remove 2 small benign polyps from Reagan's colon

1967Muhammad Ali convicted of refusing induction into armed services

1974"Chinatown", starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway, is released

1986Jim Fregosi replaces Tony La Russa as White Sox manager

1950Joe DiMaggio's 2,000th hit, Yanks beat Indians 8-2

196012th Emmy Awards: Playhouse 90, Robert Stack & Jane Wyatt win

1992Dino Ciccarelli is traded by the Washington Capitals to the Detroit Red Wings

June 20th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on June 20th

1967Nicole Kidman, Honolulu Hawaii, actress (Dead Calm, Far & Away)

1949Lionel Richie, Alabama, singer (Commodores, Hello, Penny Lover)

June 20th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on June 20th

1929Author William Faulkner (31) weds Estelle Oldham at College Hill Presbyterian Church outside Oxford, Mississippi

1962Singer Jane Froman (54) weds college friend Rowland Smith

1894Basketball inventor James Naismith (32) weds Maude Evelyn Sherman (23) in Springfield, Massachusetts

1966Tennis champ Rod Laver (27) weds Mary Benson at St. Luke's Presbyterian Church in San Rafael, California

1998Magazine publisher Larry Flynt (55) weds Elizabeth Berrios

1938"Star Wars" actor Alec Guinness (24) weds actress Merula Sylvia Salaman (23)

June 20th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on June 20th

1947Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel, gangster, shot dead in Beverly Hills Cal

2005Jack Kilby, American electrical engineer and Nobel laureate, dies at 81

June 20th Deaths
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