On This Day 20 July

Important Days

International Chess Day

Important Events

2012 – James Holmes opened fire at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, killing 12 and injuring 70 others.
2013 – Seventeen government soldiers are killed in an attack by FARC revolutionaries in the Colombian department of Arauca.
2015 – A huge explosion in the mostly Kurdish border town of Suruç, Turkey, targeting the Socialist Youth Associations Federation, kills at least 31 people and injures over 100.
2015 – The United States and Cuba resume full diplomatic relations after five decades.
2017 – O. J. Simpson is granted parole to be released from prison after serving nine years of a 33-year sentence after being convicted of armed robbery in Las Vegas.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1911 – Baqa Jilani, Indian cricketer (d. 1941)

1929 – Rajendra Kumar, Pakistani-Indian actor and producer (d. 1999)


1960 – Sudesh Berry, Indian actor

1976 – Debashish Mohanty, Indian cricketer and coach

Death/ Death Anniversary

1965 – Batukeshwar Dutt, Indian activist (b. 1910)

1972 – Geeta Dutt, Indian singer and actress (b. 1930)

2013 – Khurshed Alam Khan, Indian politician, 2nd Governor of Goa (b. 1919)