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Notable Historical Events for May 20th

1973Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Bluegrass Golf Invitational

1984Boston's Roger Clemens beats Twins, 5-4, for his 1st victory

1927At 7:40 AM, pilot Charles Lindbergh takes off from NY to cross Atlantic for Paris

1609Shakespeare's Sonnets are first published in London, perhaps illicitly, by the publisher Thomas Thorpe.

1991Chic Bull Michael Jordan, named NBA's MVP

1932Amelia Earhart leaves Newfoundland 1st woman fly solo across Atlantic

1922Babe Ruth & Bob Meusel, suspended on October 16, 1921, by Judge Kennesaw Mountain Landis, return to the NY lineup & go hitless

197325th Emmy Awards: Waltons, All in the Family & Mary Tyler Moore win

1979Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Coca-Cola Golf Classic

201220th Billboard Music Awards: Adele, 21 win

May 20th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on May 20th

1908Jimmy Stewart [James], Indiana Pennsylvania, American actor (Mr Smith Goes to Washington, It's a Wonderful Life)

1946Cher [Cherilyn Sarkisian], El Centro, California, American singer and actress (I Got You Babe, Jack Lalane, Mask)

1944Joe Cocker, Sheffield England, rock vocalist (Little Help From My Friends)

1970Louis Theroux, Singapore, English television broadcaster (Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends, When Louis Met....)

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Notable Deaths on May 20th

2002Stephen Jay Gould, American paleontologist (b. 1941)

2012Robin Gibb, British singer song-writer, dies from colon and liver cancer at 62

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