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On this day: April 20

Today’s birthdays

Leslie Phillips, actor, 96

George Takei, actor, 83

Peter Snow, TV reporter, 82

Ray Brooks, actor, 81

Michael Brandon, actor, 75

Jessica Lange, actress, 71

Louise Jameson, actress, 69

Nicholas Lyndhurst, actor, 59

Andy Serkis, actor, 56

Carmen Electra, actress, 48

Karen Hauer (pictured), dancer, 38

Miranda Kerr, model, 37

It happened today…

1657: The Spanish fleet at Santa Cruz Bay was destroyed by the English under Admiral Blake.

1889: Adolf Hitler was born in Austria, the son of a customs official who changed his name from Schickelgruber.

1893: Harold Lloyd, bespectacled comedian famous for his stunt scenes, was born in Nebraska, US.

1945: Soviet troops entered Berlin.

1972: Apollo 16 landed on the moon.

1989: Scientists said Earth had narrowly missed being struck by a passing asteroid weighing 400million tons.

1999: Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold killed 13 people and injured 21 others before committing suicide at Columbine High School, Colorado, US.

Quote of the day

‘I’m the happiest I’ve ever been’ — Former paratrooper Chris Lewis (pictured) isolating on the uninhabited Shetland island of Hildasay with his dog Jet. Lockdown came in while he was on a fundraising challenge to walk the UK coastline

Thought for the day

‘A baby is born with a need to be loved — and never outgrows it’ — American politician Frank A Clark