December 20 in History
1823December 20, 1823:
German playwright and journalist Helmina von Chézy’s “Rosamunde, Princess of Cyprus”, with music by Franz Schubert, is premiered in Theater an der Wien, Vienna.
1946December 20, 1946:
The Christmas family fantasy drama film, “It's a Wonderful Life” is released.
1957December 20, 1957:
Rock-and-roll musician Elvis Presley is issued with a draft notice by the United States Army.
1960December 20, 1960:
The National Liberation Front, aimed at reunifying South and North Vietnam, is formed.
1971December 20, 1971:
President Agha Mohammad Yahya Khan of Pakistan transfers power to Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.
1974December 20, 1974:
During the reign of Mengistu Haile Mariam, Ethiopia is declared a socialist state.
1989December 20, 1989:
Operation Just Cause, a military invasion of Panama by the United States, is launched.
- December 20, 1989:
The film titled “Roger & Me” is released.
1996December 20, 1996:
The American slasher film, “Scream” is released.
1999December 20, 1999:
Macau becomes a Chinese administrative region.