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In the year 1920

779 Notable birthdays

John Paul II

Head of the roman catholic church from 1978 to 2005.

Born May 18th, 1920 in Wadowice.

Died April 2nd, 2005 at 84 years old in Apostolic Palace (Parkinson's disease, sepsis, myocardial infarction, senility).

Frank Sheeran

American mobster.

Born October 25th, 1920 in Camden.

Died December 14th, 2003 at 83 years old in Philadelphia (cancer).

Mickey Rooney

American actor (1920–2014).

Born September 23rd, 1920 in Brooklyn. [ref]

Died April 6th, 2014 at 93 years old in Studio City (disease). [ref]

Yul Brynner

Russian-born actor (1920–1985).

Born July 11th, 1920 in Vladivostok. [ref]

Died October 10th, 1985 at 65 years old in New York City (lung cancer). [ref]

Isaac Asimov

American writer and biochemist (1920–1992).

Born January 2nd, 1920 in Petrovichi.

Died April 6th, 1992 at 72 years old in Manhattan (heart failure, AIDS related disease, kidney failure).

Gemini Ganesan

Indian actor.

Born November 17th, 1920 in Pudukkottai.

Died March 22nd, 2005 at 84 years old in Chennai (multiple organ dysfunction syndrome).

Maureen O'Hara

Irish-american film actress and singer (1920-2015).

Born August 17th, 1920 in Ranelagh.

Died October 24th, 2015 at 95 years old in Boise. [ref]

Charles Bukowski

German-american writer (1920–1994).

Born August 16th, 1920 in Andernach. [ref]

Died March 9th, 1994 at 73 years old in San Pedro (leukemia). [ref]

Henrietta Lacks

American woman whose cancer cells are the source of the hela cell line.

Born August 1st, 1920 in Roanoke.

Died October 4th, 1951 at 31 years old in Baltimore (cervical adenocarcinoma).

Ravi Shankar

Indian sitar player (1920-2012).

Born April 7th, 1920 in Varanasi. [ref]

Died December 11th, 2012 at 92 years old in San Diego (heart failure, respiratory failure). [ref]

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