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|May 20th, 2008||Event||United States Senator Ted Kennedy is diagnosed with a brain tumor.|
|May 20th, 2008||Event||Ma Ying-jeou is sworn in as President of the Republic of China (Taiwan).|
|May 20th, 2008||Death||Hamilton Jordan, former Carter White House Chief of Staff (born in 1944)|
|May 20th, 2007||Death||Norman Von Nida, Australian golfer (born in 1914)|
|May 20th, 2005||Death||Paul Ricoeur, French philosopher (born in 1913)|
|May 20th, 2005||Death||William Seawell, United States Army Brigadier General (born in 1918)|
|May 20th, 2002||Event||The independence of East Timor is recognized by Portugal, formally ending 23 years of Indonesian rule and 3 years of provisional UN administration (Portugal itself was the former colonizer of East Timor until 1976).|
|May 20th, 2002||Death||Stephen Jay Gould, American paleontologist (born in 1941)|
|May 20th, 2001||Death||Renato Carosone, Italian musician (born in 1920)|
|May 20th, 2000||Death||Jean Pierre Rampal, French flutist (born in 1922)|
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