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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

1982Israeli PM Menachem Begin arrives in Washington

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

1940Joe Louis TKOs Arturo Godoy in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

1970British government of Edward Heath forms (with Margaret Thatcher in the Cabinet)

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

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

1867US President Andrew Johnson announces purchase of Alaska

198383rd US Golf Open: Larry Nelson shoots a 280 at Oakmont CC PA

June 20th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on June 20th

1952John Goodman, St Louis Mo, actor (Dan Conner-Roseanne, Babe)

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

June 20th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on June 20th

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

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

1998Magazine publisher Larry Flynt (55) weds Elizabeth Berrios

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

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

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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