||We know of 7 events of note in literature and the arts that occurred on March 20:
- 1963 1st "Pop Art" exhibition (New York NY)
- 1964 Brendan Behan, Irish writer/poet, dies at 41
- 1988 David Henry Hwang's "M Butterfly", premieres in New York NY
- On this day in 1727, Sir Isaac Newton died at 84.
- Spike Lee, director (Mo Better Blues, Jungle Fever, Malcolm X), was born on this day in 1957.
- The seminal figure of modern drama, the Norwegian writer Henrik Ibsen, was born on this day in 1828.
- Walter Raleigh was released on this day from the Tower of London to seek gold in Guyana (1616).