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Historical Events In 1920

Sunday, 16 May 2021

Oct 29   Ed Barrow appointed GM of NY Yankees on this day in history.  

Oct 29   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

Nov 01   Eugene O'Neill's "Emperor Jones," premieres in NYC on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1920.  

Nov 02   In the year 1920 fabio Gonzalez-Zuleta, composer  

Nov 02   In the year 1920 kDKA (Pittsburgh) goes on air as 1st commercial radio station  

Nov 02   Warren G Harding elected President on this day in history.  

Nov 03   In the year 1920 "Emperor Jones" opens at Provincetown Theater  

Nov 04   Georges Papy, Belgian mathematician (Numbers Game) in the year 1920.  

Nov 05   On this day in history douglass North, American economist, Nobel Prize laureate  

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

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 on this day in history.  

Nov 10   On this day in history tod Andrews, NYC, actor (From Hell it Came, Outrage)  

Nov 11   Roy Jenkins, British MP (Labour) on this day in history.  

Nov 12   In the year 1920 judge Kennesaw Mountain Landis elected 1st baseball commissioner  

Nov 12   Richard Quine, Detroit MI, actor/director (Clay Pigeon) on this day in history.  

Nov 13   In the year 1920 hudson River frozen at Albany  

Nov 14   American Pro Football League's Chic Tiger Joe Guyon punts 95 yards on this day in history.  

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

Nov 15   Ernst Toller's "Massen und Menschen," premieres in Neurenberg on this day in history.  

Nov 15   On this day in history free City of Danzig established under League of Nations protection  

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 in the year 1920.  

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

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   On this day in history apollo Theater (Academy, Bryant) opens at 221 W 42nd St NYC  

Nov 19   In the year 1920 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 in the year 1920.  

Jan 01   In the year 1920 birth of roger Peacock, writer  

Jan 01   Virgilio Savona, Italian singer (Quartetto Cetra) was born in the year 1920.  

Jan 02   In the year 1920 birth of duke of Devonshire, English large landowner/art collector  

Jan 02   In the year 1920 birth of isaac Asimov, Russia, scientist/writer (I Robot, Foundation Trilogy)  

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of penelope Jessel, politcal activist  

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   In the year 1920 paul Adam, French writer (L'enfant d'Austerlitz), dies at 57  

Jan 04   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1920 amadeo Modigliani, Italian sculptor/painter, dies at 35  

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

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