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Historical Events In 1920

Sunday, 24 May 2020

Oct 29   On this day in history ed Barrow appointed GM of NY Yankees  

Oct 29   In the year 1920 johann Ernst Perabo, composer, dies at 74  

Oct 30   On this day in history the Communist Party of Australia is founded in Sydney.  

Oct 31   On this day in history dick Francis, Wales, jockey/detective writer (Whip Hand, High Stakes)  

Oct 31   Romania annexes Bessarabia in the year 1920.  

Nov 01   Eugene O'Neill's "Emperor Jones," premieres in NYC in the year 1920.  

Nov 01   James J Kilpatrick, Okla City Okla, columnist (60 Minutes) on this day in history.  

Nov 02   Andre Dumont, Belgian mine engineer (Limburgs coal basin), dies at 73 on this day in history.  

Nov 02   Fabio Gonzalez-Zuleta, composer in the year 1920.  

Nov 02   On this day in history kDKA (Pittsburgh) goes on air as 1st commercial radio station  

Nov 02   Warren G Harding elected President in the year 1920.  

Nov 03   On this day in history "Emperor Jones" opens at Provincetown Theater  

Nov 04   On this day in history georges Papy, Belgian mathematician (Numbers Game)  

Nov 05   Douglass North, American economist, Nobel Prize laureate on this day in history.  

Nov 06   John Smith, CEO (Liverpool FC) in the year 1920.  

Nov 08   Abraham Kuyper, clergyman/Dutch premier (AR 1908-12), dies at 83 on this day in history.  

Nov 08   Actress Edna Lewis Thomas debuts at Putnam Theatre Brooklyn on this day in history.  

Nov 10   George Bernard Shaw's "Heartbreak House," premieres in NYC in the year 1920.  

Nov 10   Tod Andrews, NYC, actor (From Hell it Came, Outrage) on this day in history.  

Nov 11   In the year 1920 roy Jenkins, British MP (Labour)  

Nov 12   Judge Kennesaw Mountain Landis elected 1st baseball commissioner on this day in history.  

Nov 12   In the year 1920 richard Quine, Detroit MI, actor/director (Clay Pigeon)  

Nov 13   Hudson River frozen at Albany on this day in history.  

Nov 14   American Pro Football League's Chic Tiger Joe Guyon punts 95 yards in the year 1920.  

Nov 14   Johnny Desmond, Detroit Mich, singer (Your Hit Parade) in the year 1920.  

Nov 15   In the year 1920 ernst Toller's "Massen und Menschen," premieres in Neurenberg  

Nov 15   Free City of Danzig established under League of Nations protection on this day in history.  

Nov 15   League of Nations holds first meeting, in Geneva on this day in history.  

Nov 16   Australia's Qantas airways founded in Winton, Queensland as Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services Limited on this day in history.  

Nov 16   Betty Hicks, LPGA golfer on this day in history.  

Nov 16   Postage meter first used in US in lieu of postage stamps on this day in history.  

Nov 18   Alfred William Bedford, test pilot in the year 1920.  

Nov 18   In the year 1920 apollo Theater (Academy, Bryant) opens at 221 W 42nd St NYC  

Nov 19   On this day in history ursula Heathcote Nicholls, campaigner  

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Famous Birthdays In 1920

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 01   Elisabeth Andersen, [Anna de Bruyn], Dutch actress (Yerma, Titania) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 01   On this day in history birth of roger Peacock, writer  

Jan 01   On this day in history birth of virgilio Savona, Italian singer (Quartetto Cetra)  

Jan 02   Duke of Devonshire, English large landowner/art collector was born in the year 1920.  

Jan 02   Isaac Asimov, Russia, scientist/writer (I Robot, Foundation Trilogy) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 02   Penelope Jessel, politcal activist was born in the year 1920.  

Jan 02   In the year 1920 birth of peter Harrison Swan, bomber pilot/stockbroker  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of renato Carosone, Italian musician (d. 2001)  

Famous Deaths In 1920

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   On this day in history paul Adam, French writer (L'enfant d'Austerlitz), dies at 57  

Jan 04   In the year 1920 death of benito Pérez Galdós, Spanish novelist (b. 1843)  

Jan 07   Edmund Barton, 1st Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1849) died on this day in history.  

Jan 14   John Francis Dodge, American automobile pioneer (b. 1864) died in the year 1920.  

Jan 16   On this day in history reginald De Koven, composer, dies at 60  

Jan 20   Georg Lurich, Estonian wrestler (b. 1876) died in the year 1920.  

Jan 25   Amadeo Modigliani, Italian sculptor/painter, dies at 35 in the year 1920.  

Jan 26   Matthias Enzberger, German minister of finance, murdered died on this day in history.  

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