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Historical Events In 1920

Thursday, 20 February 2020

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

Oct 29   Johann Ernst Perabo, composer, dies at 74 in the year 1920.  

Oct 30   The Communist Party of Australia is founded in Sydney on this day in history.  

Oct 31   In the year 1920 dick Francis, Wales, jockey/detective writer (Whip Hand, High Stakes)  

Oct 31   Romania annexes Bessarabia on this day in history.  

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

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

Nov 02   On this day in history warren G Harding elected President  

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

Nov 04   Georges Papy, Belgian mathematician (Numbers Game) on this day in history.  

Nov 05   Douglass North, American economist, Nobel Prize laureate in the year 1920.  

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   On this day in history george Bernard Shaw's "Heartbreak House," premieres in NYC  

Nov 10   In the year 1920 tod Andrews, NYC, actor (From Hell it Came, Outrage)  

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

Nov 12   Judge Kennesaw Mountain Landis elected 1st baseball commissioner in the year 1920.  

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   On this day in history american Pro Football League's Chic Tiger Joe Guyon punts 95 yards  

Nov 14   In the year 1920 johnny Desmond, Detroit Mich, singer (Your Hit Parade)  

Nov 15   On this day in history ernst Toller's "Massen und Menschen," premieres in Neurenberg  

Nov 15   In the year 1920 free City of Danzig established under League of Nations protection  

Nov 15   League of Nations holds first meeting, in Geneva in the year 1920.  

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   In the year 1920 postage meter first used in US in lieu of postage stamps  

Nov 18   Alfred William Bedford, test pilot on this day in history.  

Nov 18   On this day in history apollo Theater (Academy, Bryant) opens at 221 W 42nd St NYC  

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

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

Jan 01   Virgilio Savona, Italian singer (Quartetto Cetra) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 02   Duke of Devonshire, English large landowner/art collector was born on this day in history.  

Jan 02   Isaac Asimov, Russia, scientist/writer (I Robot, Foundation Trilogy) was born in the year 1920.  

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

Jan 02   Peter Harrison Swan, bomber pilot/stockbroker was born in the year 1920.  

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   Paul Adam, French writer (L'enfant d'Austerlitz), dies at 57 in the year 1920.  

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

Jan 07   In the year 1920 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   On this day in history death of georg Lurich, Estonian wrestler (b. 1876)  

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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