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Historical Events In 1920

Friday, 20 May 2022

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

Oct 29   On this day in history johann Ernst Perabo, composer, dies at 74  

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

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 on this day in history.  

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

Nov 02   In the year 1920 andre Dumont, Belgian mine engineer (Limburgs coal basin), dies at 73  

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

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

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

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

Nov 04   In the year 1920 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) on this day in history.  

Nov 08   In the year 1920 abraham Kuyper, clergyman/Dutch premier (AR 1908-12), dies at 83  

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) in the year 1920.  

Nov 11   On this day in history 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   In the year 1920 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   Ernst Toller's "Massen und Menschen," premieres in Neurenberg on this day in history.  

Nov 15   Free City of Danzig established under League of Nations protection in the year 1920.  

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 in the year 1920.  

Nov 16   In the year 1920 betty Hicks, LPGA golfer  

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

Nov 18   In the year 1920 alfred William Bedford, test pilot  

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

Nov 19   Ursula Heathcote Nicholls, campaigner on this day in history.  

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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   Roger Peacock, writer was born in the year 1920.  

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

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 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 14   On this day in history 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   Matthias Enzberger, German minister of finance, murdered died on this day in history.  

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