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Historical Events In 1920

Friday, 16 November 2018

Dec 13   F Pease's interferometer measures 1st stellar diameter (Betelgeuse) on this day in history.  

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

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

Dec 14   Heavyweight Jack Dempsey KOs Bill Brennan in NYC in the year 1920.  

Dec 16   8.6 earthquake destroys 15,000 square miles and kills over 180,000 in Kansu China in the year 1920.  

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

Dec 17   On this day in history armin Mueller-Stahl, Tilsit East Prussia, actor (Kafka, Music Box)  

Dec 17   British Empire receives League of Nations mandate to Nauru in the year 1920.  

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

Dec 17   South Africa receives League of Nations mandate over SW Africa on this day in history.  

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

Dec 18   On this day in history rita Streich, German singer  

Dec 19   1st US indoor curling rink opens (Brookline, Mass) in the year 1920.  

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

Dec 20   On this day in history bert Collins scores 104 on Test Cricket debut v England SCG  

Dec 21   In the year 1920 claude Tozer, cricketer (dashing NSW batsman, shot to death  

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

Dec 23   In the year 1920 ireland divided into 2 parts, each with its own parliament  

Dec 24   Dave Bartholomew, La, jazz artist/songwriter (Blueberry Hill) in the year 1920.  

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   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   On this day in history the netherlands/Venezuela recover diplomatic relations  

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   Roy Park makes 1st-ball duck in only Test Cricket inn, v Eng at MCG on this day in history.  

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

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 in the year 1920.  

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 in the year 1920.  

Jan 02   In the year 1920 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   Paul Adam, French writer (L'enfant d'Austerlitz), dies at 57 on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Benito Pérez Galdós, Spanish novelist (b. 1843) died on this day in history.  

Jan 07   In the year 1920 death of edmund Barton, 1st Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1849)  

Jan 14   John Francis Dodge, American automobile pioneer (b. 1864) died in the year 1920.  

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

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