TODAY IN HISTORY
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT Oct. 20, 1976
Seventy-eight people were killed when the Norwegian tanker Frost a rammed the commuter ferry George Prince on the Mississippi River near New Orleans.
ALSO ON THIS DATE 1947
The House Un-American Activities Committee opened hearings into alleged Communist influence and infiltration in the U.S. motion picture industry.
In one of the more colorful moments of his presidency, Lyndon B. Johnson, recovering from gall bladder surgery at Bethesda Naval Medical Center, pulled up his shirt and jacket to show off his abdominal scar to reporters and photographers.
Former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy married Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis.