Birthdays: April 20

Many readers ask The Old Farmer's Almanac what happened on their birthday--or the birthday of a loved one.. To help out, we've put together an everything-birthdays page! Find fun birthday facts, birthday history, folklore, and more!

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Weather History for April 20

1951: Six inches of snow in northern New Hampshire

Birthday Weather

What was the weather like on the day that you or a loved one was born? See our free Weather History tool to go back in time!

What about the weather forecast for a future birthday? Check out our long-range weather forecasts for your location.

Birthday Lore for April 20

Your positive and headstrong ways will carry you over many obstacles to success. You expect others to step aside or be trampled on. You are influenced by praise and flattery rather than by direct appeal or command. You have your family's respect and devotion.

Who Else Shares This Birthday?

Born 1961: Don Mattingly (baseball player)

Born 1908: Lionel Hampton (jazz musician)

Born 1949: Jessica Lange (actress)

On This Day in History

1912: Boston's Fenway Park hosted its first professional baseball game. The Boston Red Sox played the New York Highlanders (now the Yankees).

1940: Electron microscope demonstrated to public

Signs of the Zodiac

ARIES (March 21-April 20)

The Ram. Ruling planet: Mars. Element: Fire. Quality: Assertiveness. Ability: Leadership.You are the initiators of the zodiac. Dashing hither and yon (you are always in a hurry),you rush fearlessly ahead with little regard for your own safety. You like to be first in all that you do, and you are happiest when sharing your new discoveries with your friends. Willing to begin conversations with total strangers, you usually have many friends.


Birthday Cakes

To celebrate, see 5 recipes for easy, beautiful birthday cakes!