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On This Day in History - 20th January


1896George Burns, American comedian
1920Federico Fellini, Italian born film director
1926Patricia Neal, American film actress
1930Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin, The second man to walk on the Moon
1934Tom Baker, Actor; played 'Dr Who'
1946Malcolm McLaren, British rock impresario
1950Liza Goddard, Actress
1971Gary Barlow, Of 'Take That'


1265The first ever English Parliament met in Westminster Hall
1841The island of Hong Kong was occupied by the British
1961John F. Kennedy became the 35th president of the United States
1961The Queen began a tour of India, Pakistan, Nepal and Iran
198152 Americans held hostage in their embassy in Teheran, Iran, were released
1986The British and French agreed on a twin tunnel rail link for the Channel Tunnel
1987The Archbishop of Canterbury's special envoy, Terry Waite, disapperaed in Beirut
1993Audrey Hepburn, the Hollywood film actress, died