Throwback Thursday: A look back at events in history on October 20.
Jacqueline Onassis leaves the chapel with her new husband, Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis, after their wedding on the Greek Island of Scorpios, October 20, 1968. Mrs. Onassis’s son, John Kennedy Jr., is at left, followed by his sister Caroline.
By CBSNews.com Senior Photo Editor Radhika Chalasani
Dionne quintuplets - 1950
Elzire Dionne, father of the famous Dionne quintuplets, poses with his daughters atop the RCA Building during a visit to Rockefeller Center in New York, October 20, 1950. The girls, left to right, are: Annette, Marie, Cecile, Yvonne and Emilie. Looming in the background is the Empire State Building.
Guggenheim set to open - 1959
Exterior view of the new Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum on New York’s Fifth Avenue, October 20 1959. The museum will be formally open on the 21st. The unusual looking structure, build in a spiral like a corkscrew, was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. It is a memorial to the late Solomon R. Guggenheim, industrialist, philanthropist and patron of art.
Peter and Susan Fonda - 1961
Actor Peter Fonda is shown with his wife Susan in their New York City apartment taping some records on their new hi-fi equipment, October 20, 1961.
Lyndon B. Johnson - 1965
President Lyndon B. Johnson displays the incision from his gall bladder surgery and kidney stone removal at a news conference at Bethesda Naval Hospital in Washington, D.C., October 20, 1965.
Ironing hair - 1965
New York hair stylist Leonardo brushes and irons a model’s hair on a board designed for ironing hair in his salon, Leonardo’s Ultissima, October 20, 1965. The board is constructed to fit the contour of the head and allow hair to fan out.
World Trade Center - 1970
The World Trade Center construction site in New York City on October 20, 1970. The World Trade Center complex opened April 4, 1973.
Timothy Leary gets asylum - 1970
Algeria granted political asylum to Dr. Timothy Leary, of LSD fame, who escaped from prison on September 12 in San Luis Obispo, California, the official Algerian news agency reported the night of October 20. Algerie press service also said Leary was accompanied by his wife, Rosemary, right, on his arrival in Algeria, Oct. 20, 1970.
Leary, who coined the phrase “turn on, tune in, drop out,” was serving a sentence of six months to 10 years for marijuana possession.
Kent State indictments - 1970
Michele Zeldner, a Kent State University student from Buffalo, New York, tells reporters that the state grand jury indictments of 25 people were a travesty of justice in Columbus, Ohio, October 20, 1970. The “Kent 25,” which included 24 students and one professor, went to trial for the burning of an ROTC building on campus during campus protests several days before the Kent State shootings.
Following several days of protests on the campus. twenty eight Ohio National Guardsmen fired on top of a hill in a shooting that lasted just 13 seconds, killing four students and wounding nine others after a crowd of anti-war protesters failed to disperse during protests on May 4, 1970. Though guardsmen were indicted in the Kent State shootings all charges were later dropped.
Sydney Opera House opens - 1973
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, left, declares the Sydney Opera House complex open in Australia, October 20, 1973. Seated on the steps are some of the 15,000 invited guests.
King and Riggs - 1973
Tennis player Bobby Riggs tries a new kind of tennis game - table tennis - with Billie Jean King during taping of a segment of TV’s “The Odd Couple” in Hollywood on October 20, 1973.
Mrs. King defeated Riggs in three straight sets in a battle of the sexes in a at Houston’s Astrodome earlier in September.
The Lynyrd Skynyrd Band - 1977
This is a view of the wreckage of a twin engine Convair 240 plane that crashed into a wooded area near McComb, Mississippi on October 20, 1977. The small plane had 26 people on board including three members of The Lynyrd Skynyrd Band.
Extension for ERA - 1978
President Jimmy Carter reaches to replace the cap on his pen after signing legislation giving a time extension for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment at the White House in Washington, D.C. October 20, 1978. No additional states ratified the amendment during the extension period. From left behind Carter are: Rep. Gladys Spellman (D-Md.); Sarah Waddington, a presidential adviser; Eleanor Smeal, president of National Organization of Women; unidentified man; Democratic National Committee Chairman John White; Rep. Elizabeth Holtzman (D-N.Y.); and former Rep. Martha Griffiths.
Luby's massacre - 1991
Mourners comfort each other after a funeral service for Michael Griffith at Grace United Methodist Church in Copperas Cove, Texas on October 20, 1991. Griffith was among 23 people killed in the massacre at the Luby’s Cafeteria in Killeen, Texas when George Hennard opened fire. It still ranks as one of America’s most deadly mass shootings.
VR old-style - 1999
Wearing three-dimensional image viewers on their heads, participants enjoy a virtual driving show at Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd’s booth during a press preview of the Tokyo Motor Show in Makuhari, east of Tokyo, October 20, 1999.