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Historical Events In 1920

Saturday, 04 July 2020

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

Dec 13   In the year 1920 f Pease's interferometer measures first stellar diameter (Betelgeuse)  

Dec 14   In the year 1920 albertus Meintser, office clerk/resistance fighter  

Dec 14   On this day in history heavyweight Jack Dempsey KOs Bill Brennan in NYC  

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

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

Dec 16   In the year 1920 ma, the Benovelent, Chinese muslim rebel (holy war), dies  

Dec 16   Over 180,000 die when earthquake destroys 15,000 miles (Kansu China) in the year 1920.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

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

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   David Susskind, NYC, TV host (Open End, David Susskind Show) on this day in history.  

Dec 20   Bert Collins scores 104 on Test Cricket debut v England SCG in the year 1920.  

Dec 21   Claude Tozer, cricketer (dashing NSW batsman, shot to death on this day in history.  

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

Dec 23   On this day in history ireland divided into 2 parts, each with its own parliament  

Dec 24   On this day in history dave Bartholomew, La, jazz artist/songwriter (Blueberry Hill)  

Dec 24   Enrico Caruso gives his last public performance (New York NY) on this day in history.  

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

Dec 26   Gote Carlid, composer on this day in history.  

Dec 28   On this day in history steve Van Buren, NFL halfback (Philadelphia Eagles)  

Dec 29   In the year 1920 syd Dernley, hangman  

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

Dec 30   Aad de Haas, Dutch religious painter/graphic artist/cartoonist on this day in history.  

Dec 31   On this day in history albert Roelofs, Dutch painter/etcher, dies at 43  

Dec 31   In the year 1920 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 in the year 1920.  

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

Jan 01   On this day in history birth of virgilio Savona, Italian singer (Quartetto Cetra)  

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 in the year 1920.  

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

Jan 02   On this day in history 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   Paul Adam, French writer (L'enfant d'Austerlitz), dies at 57 on this day in history.  

Jan 04   In the year 1920 death of benito Pérez Galdós, Spanish novelist (b. 1843)  

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   Georg Lurich, Estonian wrestler (b. 1876) died on this day in history.  

Jan 25   Amadeo Modigliani, Italian sculptor/painter, dies at 35 in the year 1920.  

Jan 26   Matthias Enzberger, German minister of finance, murdered died on this day in history.  

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