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Historical Events In 1920

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

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

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

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

Dec 16   Ma, the Benovelent, Chinese muslim rebel (holy war), dies in the year 1920.  

Dec 16   On this day in history 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   On this day in history armin Mueller-Stahl, Tilsit East Prussia, actor (Kafka, Music Box)  

Dec 17   On this day in history british Empire receives League of Nations mandate to Nauru  

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   On this day in history 1st US postage stamps printed without the words United States or US  

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   In the year 1920 david Susskind, NYC, TV host (Open End, David Susskind Show)  

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

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

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 in the year 1920.  

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

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

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

Dec 26   In the year 1920 gote Carlid, composer  

Dec 28   Steve Van Buren, NFL halfback (Philadelphia Eagles) on this day in history.  

Dec 29   Syd Dernley, hangman in the year 1920.  

Dec 29   On this day in history the netherlands/Venezuela recover diplomatic relations  

Dec 30   In the year 1920 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   On this day in history birth of elisabeth Andersen, [Anna de Bruyn], Dutch actress (Yerma, Titania)  

Jan 01   In the year 1920 birth of roger Peacock, writer  

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

Jan 02   Duke of Devonshire, English large landowner/art collector was born in the year 1920.  

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

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   In the year 1920 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   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 in the year 1920.  

Jan 14   In the year 1920 death of john Francis Dodge, American automobile pioneer (b. 1864)  

Jan 16   In the year 1920 reginald De Koven, composer, dies at 60  

Jan 20   Georg Lurich, Estonian wrestler (b. 1876) died in the year 1920.  

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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