On This Day: October 20th
This is 293rd day of the year and 72 days remain in the year.
- Hebrew calendar—21 Tishri 5780
- Chinese calendar—the 22nd day of the 9th month of 4717 (Ji Hai)
- Islamic calendar—(note)
The U.S. House Un-American Activities Committee opened meetings about alleged Communist infiltration in the Hollywood film industry.
Mickey Mantlebaseball player
Jelly Roll Mortonmusician
Arlene Francisactor, TV personality
Snoop Doggy Doggrap artist
John Deweyphilosopher, educator
Elfriede Jelineknovelist and playwright
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Note: Dates in the Islamic calendar are provided for planning purposes only, and calculated with the hdate Islamic calendar program for moonrise in Boston, Masschusetts. Depending on your location and other factors, this result may differ from actual religious observances by one day. Please consult your local religious authority for any religious determinations of hejiric date.