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Historical Events In 1920

Friday, 24 May 2019

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   On this day in history albertus Meintser, office clerk/resistance fighter  

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

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

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 in the year 1920.  

Dec 17   In the year 1920 armin Mueller-Stahl, Tilsit East Prussia, actor (Kafka, Music Box)  

Dec 17   In the year 1920 british Empire receives League of Nations mandate to Nauru  

Dec 17   In the year 1920 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   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   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   On this day in history 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   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 on this day in history.  

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

Dec 29   In the year 1920 syd Dernley, hangman  

Dec 29   The netherlands/Venezuela recover diplomatic relations on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1920.  

Jan 01   In the year 1920 birth of virgilio Savona, Italian singer (Quartetto Cetra)  

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 in the year 1920.  

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of penelope Jessel, politcal activist  

Jan 02   On this day in history 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   Benito Pérez Galdós, Spanish novelist (b. 1843) died on this day in history.  

Jan 07   On this day in history 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 in the year 1920.  

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

Jan 25   In the year 1920 amadeo Modigliani, Italian sculptor/painter, dies at 35  

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

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