On this day in history – featuring Star Trek, Only Fools and Horses and Dracula

From left, Nicholas Lyndhurst as Rodney, David Jason as Del and Leonard Pearce as Grandad in Only Fools and Horses.
From left, Nicholas Lyndhurst as Rodney, David Jason as Del and Leonard Pearce as Grandad in Only Fools and Horses.

What happened on April 20 down the years?

1653 – Oliver Cromwell dissolves the Rump Parliament;

1889 – Adolf Hitler is born. He committed suicide in 1945, aged 56;

1893 – Spanish painter and sculptor Joan Miro is born;

1912 – Famous baseball stadium Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox, opens;

1912 – Dracula author Bram Stoker dies, aged 64;

Matt Green celebrates scoring the penalty which secured Mansfield Town's return to the Football League.

Matt Green celebrates scoring the penalty which secured Mansfield Town's return to the Football League.

1951 – Singer Luther Vandross is born. He died in 2005, aged 54.

1964 – BBC Two launches, with a power cut because of a fire at Battersea Power Station;

1968 – Enoch Powell makes his controversial Rivers of Blood speech;

1968 – Deep Purple made their live debut;

1985 – We Are The World by USA for Africa was at number one in the UK;

1990 – Janet Jackson received a star on the Hollywood walk of fame;

1996 – Mark Morrison had his first UK number one with Return of the Mack;

1999 – 13 students killed in the Columbine High School massacre;

2006 – Babyshambles singer Pete Doherty was arrested on suspicion of drugs possession;

2010 – Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explodes, killing 11 people and causing an oil spill which lasted six months.

2013 – Mansfield Town secured the Conference title and promotion back to the Football League with a 1-0 home win over Wrexham, thanks to Matt Green’s 40th minute penalty.

Happy Birthday to:

Actor Leslie Phillips, 92;

Star Trek actor George Takei, 79;

Braodcaster Peter Snow, 78;

Actress Jessica Lange, 67;

Politician Eric Pickles, 64;

Only Fools and Horses star Nicholas Lyndhurst, 55;

Darts player Raymond van Barneveld, 49;

Footballer Shay Given, 40.