May 20 in History
1498May 20, 1498:
Vasco da Gama arrives in India as the first European to do so by sea.
1609May 20, 1609:
Thomas Thorpe publishes Shakespeare’s sonnets for the first time in London.
1900May 20, 1900:
The second edition of the modern summer Olympic Games begins in Paris.
1967May 20, 1967:
BBC bans “A Day in the Life”, a song by the Beatles, for making references to drugs.
1979May 20, 1979:
Elton John begins his tour of the USSR as the first star from the West.
1986May 20, 1986:
23-year-old Christy Fichtner wins the 35th edition of the Miss USA pageant.
2003May 20, 2003:
Tyra Banks’ “America’s Next Top Model” reality series airs its first episode on UPN.
2015May 20, 2015:
Comedian and talk show host David Letterman retires from his “Late Show with David Letterman”.
2018May 20, 2018:
BTS perform at the Billboard Music Awards, making them the first Korean performers in the history of the show.