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Historical Events In 1920

Monday, 21 June 2021

Dec 13   On this day in history f Pease's interferometer measures 1st stellar diameter (Betelgeuse)  

Dec 13   On this day in history f Pease's interferometer measures first stellar diameter (Betelgeuse)  

Dec 14   Albertus Meintser, office clerk/resistance fighter on this day in history.  

Dec 14   In the year 1920 heavyweight Jack Dempsey KOs Bill Brennan in NYC  

Dec 16   On this day in history 8.6 earthquake destroys 15,000 square miles and kills over 180,000 in Kansu China  

Dec 16   Haiyuan earthquake in China killing 273,400 people on this day in history.  

Dec 16   Ma, the Benovelent, Chinese muslim rebel (holy war), dies on this day in history.  

Dec 16   On this day in history over 180,000 die when earthquake destroys 15,000 miles (Kansu China)  

Dec 17   In the year 1920 aL votes to let spitball pitchers to continue using it  

Dec 17   Armin Mueller-Stahl, Tilsit East Prussia, actor (Kafka, Music Box) in the year 1920.  

Dec 17   British Empire receives League of Nations mandate to Nauru on this day in history.  

Dec 17   Japan receives League of Nations mandate over Pacific islands in the year 1920.  

Dec 17   South Africa receives League of Nations mandate over SW Africa in the year 1920.  

Dec 18   1st US postage stamps printed without the words United States or US on this day in history.  

Dec 18   Rita Streich, German singer on this day in history.  

Dec 19   1st US indoor curling rink opens (Brookline, Mass) on this day in history.  

Dec 19   On this day in history david Susskind, NYC, TV host (Open End, David Susskind Show)  

Dec 20   In the year 1920 bert Collins scores 104 on Test Cricket debut v England SCG  

Dec 21   Claude Tozer, cricketer (dashing NSW batsman, shot to death in the year 1920.  

Dec 21   On this day in history jerome Kern/BG DeSylva's musical "Sally," premieres in NYC  

Dec 23   Ireland divided into 2 parts, each with its own parliament in the year 1920.  

Dec 24   Dave Bartholomew, La, jazz artist/songwriter (Blueberry Hill) on this day in history.  

Dec 24   In the year 1920 enrico Caruso gives his last public performance (New York NY)  

Dec 24   On this day in history enrico Caruso gives his last public performance (NYC)  

Dec 26   Gote Carlid, composer in the year 1920.  

Dec 28   In the year 1920 steve Van Buren, NFL halfback (Philadelphia Eagles)  

Dec 29   Syd Dernley, hangman on this day in history.  

Dec 29   In the year 1920 the netherlands/Venezuela recover diplomatic relations  

Dec 30   On this day in history aad de Haas, Dutch religious painter/graphic artist/cartoonist  

Dec 31   In the year 1920 albert Roelofs, Dutch painter/etcher, dies at 43  

Dec 31   On this day in history roy Park makes 1st-ball duck in only Test Cricket inn, v Eng at MCG  

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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   Roger Peacock, writer was born in the year 1920.  

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

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of duke of Devonshire, English large landowner/art collector  

Jan 02   Isaac Asimov, Russia, scientist/writer (I Robot, Foundation Trilogy) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 02   In the year 1920 birth of penelope Jessel, politcal activist  

Jan 02   In the year 1920 birth of peter Harrison Swan, bomber pilot/stockbroker  

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   In the year 1920 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   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   Reginald De Koven, composer, dies at 60 in the year 1920.  

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 in the year 1920.  

Jan 26   Matthias Enzberger, German minister of finance, murdered died in the year 1920.  

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