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Historical Events In 1920

Thursday, 09 December 2021

Dec 13   F Pease's interferometer measures 1st stellar diameter (Betelgeuse) in the year 1920.  

Dec 13   F Pease's interferometer measures first stellar diameter (Betelgeuse) on this day in history.  

Dec 14   Albertus Meintser, office clerk/resistance fighter in the year 1920.  

Dec 14   On this day in history 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 in the year 1920.  

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

Dec 16   In the year 1920 over 180,000 die when earthquake destroys 15,000 miles (Kansu China)  

Dec 17   AL votes to let spitball pitchers to continue using it on this day in history.  

Dec 17   Armin Mueller-Stahl, Tilsit East Prussia, actor (Kafka, Music Box) on this day in history.  

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

Dec 17   On this day in history japan receives League of Nations mandate over Pacific islands  

Dec 17   On this day in history south Africa receives League of Nations mandate over SW Africa  

Dec 18   In the year 1920 1st US postage stamps printed without the words United States or US  

Dec 18   In the year 1920 rita Streich, German singer  

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

Dec 19   David Susskind, NYC, TV host (Open End, David Susskind Show) in the year 1920.  

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

Dec 21   On this day in history claude Tozer, cricketer (dashing NSW batsman, shot to death  

Dec 21   Jerome Kern/BG DeSylva's musical "Sally," premieres in NYC in the year 1920.  

Dec 23   Ireland divided into 2 parts, each with its own parliament on this day in history.  

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

Dec 24   Enrico Caruso gives his last public performance (New York NY) in the year 1920.  

Dec 24   Enrico Caruso gives his last public performance (NYC) in the year 1920.  

Dec 26   On this day in history gote Carlid, composer  

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

Dec 29   Syd Dernley, hangman in the year 1920.  

Dec 29   The netherlands/Venezuela recover diplomatic relations in the year 1920.  

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

Dec 31   Albert Roelofs, Dutch painter/etcher, dies at 43 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 01   Roger Peacock, writer was born on this day in history.  

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

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   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   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   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

Jan 20   In the year 1920 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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