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Historical Events In 1920

Thursday, 17 January 2019

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

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

Oct 30   In the year 1920 the Communist Party of Australia is founded in Sydney.  

Oct 31   Dick Francis, Wales, jockey/detective writer (Whip Hand, High Stakes) on this day in history.  

Oct 31   On this day in history romania annexes Bessarabia  

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

Nov 01   On this day in history 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   On this day in history fabio Gonzalez-Zuleta, composer  

Nov 02   KDKA (Pittsburgh) goes on air as 1st commercial radio station in the year 1920.  

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

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

Nov 06   John Smith, CEO (Liverpool FC) on this day in history.  

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

Nov 08   On this day in history actress Edna Lewis Thomas debuts at Putnam Theatre Brooklyn  

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

Nov 14   On this day in history johnny Desmond, Detroit Mich, singer (Your Hit Parade)  

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

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 on this day in history.  

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

Nov 16   Betty Hicks, LPGA golfer in the year 1920.  

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 on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1920 birth of elisabeth Andersen, [Anna de Bruyn], Dutch actress (Yerma, Titania)  

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

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

Jan 02   Penelope Jessel, politcal activist was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 03   Renato Carosone, Italian musician (d. 2001) was born on this day in history.  

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   Benito Pérez Galdós, Spanish novelist (b. 1843) died in the year 1920.  

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

Jan 14   On this day in history death of john Francis Dodge, American automobile pioneer (b. 1864)  

Jan 16   Reginald De Koven, composer, dies at 60 on this day in history.  

Jan 20   On this day in history death of georg Lurich, Estonian wrestler (b. 1876)  

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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