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Historical Events In 1920

Friday, 14 August 2020

Oct 29   Ed Barrow appointed GM of NY Yankees in the year 1920.  

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   Dick Francis, Wales, jockey/detective writer (Whip Hand, High Stakes) in the year 1920.  

Oct 31   Romania annexes Bessarabia on this day in history.  

Nov 01   On this day in history eugene O'Neill's "Emperor Jones," premieres in NYC  

Nov 01   In the year 1920 james J Kilpatrick, Okla City Okla, columnist (60 Minutes)  

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

Nov 02   On this day in history fabio Gonzalez-Zuleta, composer  

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 in the year 1920.  

Nov 06   On this day in history john Smith, CEO (Liverpool FC)  

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

Nov 08   Actress Edna Lewis Thomas debuts at Putnam Theatre Brooklyn in the year 1920.  

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   On this day in history 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   On this day in history hudson River frozen at Albany  

Nov 14   In the year 1920 american Pro Football League's Chic Tiger Joe Guyon punts 95 yards  

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   In the year 1920 league of Nations holds first meeting, in Geneva  

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   In the year 1920 betty Hicks, LPGA golfer  

Nov 16   On this day in history postage meter first used in US in lieu of postage stamps  

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

Nov 18   Apollo Theater (Academy, Bryant) opens at 221 W 42nd St NYC in the year 1920.  

Nov 19   Ursula Heathcote Nicholls, campaigner in the year 1920.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1920

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 01   On this day in history birth of elisabeth Andersen, [Anna de Bruyn], Dutch actress (Yerma, Titania)  

Jan 01   In the year 1920 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 on this day in history.  

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of isaac Asimov, Russia, scientist/writer (I Robot, Foundation Trilogy)  

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

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of peter Harrison Swan, bomber pilot/stockbroker  

Jan 03   Renato Carosone, Italian musician (d. 2001) was born in the year 1920.  

Famous Deaths In 1920

Famous People Died In This Year In History

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

Jan 04   Benito Pérez Galdós, Spanish novelist (b. 1843) died on this day in history.  

Jan 07   On this day in history death of edmund Barton, 1st Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1849)  

Jan 14   In the year 1920 death of john Francis Dodge, American automobile pioneer (b. 1864)  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 26   On this day in history death of matthias Enzberger, German minister of finance, murdered  

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