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Historical Events In 1920

Thursday, 01 October 2020

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) on this day in history.  

Dec 14   Albertus Meintser, office clerk/resistance fighter on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history ma, the Benovelent, Chinese muslim rebel (holy war), dies  

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

Dec 17   On this day in history aL votes to let spitball pitchers to continue using it  

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

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

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 on this day in history.  

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

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

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 in the year 1920.  

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

Dec 21   Jerome Kern/BG DeSylva's musical "Sally," premieres in NYC on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history 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   On this day in history gote Carlid, composer  

Dec 28   Steve Van Buren, NFL halfback (Philadelphia Eagles) in the year 1920.  

Dec 29   In the year 1920 syd Dernley, hangman  

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   In the year 1920 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 on this day in history.  

Jan 01   Roger Peacock, writer was born in the year 1920.  

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

Jan 02   In the year 1920 birth of duke of Devonshire, English large landowner/art collector  

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   Peter Harrison Swan, bomber pilot/stockbroker was born on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1920 paul Adam, French writer (L'enfant d'Austerlitz), dies at 57  

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

Jan 07   Edmund Barton, 1st Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1849) died in the year 1920.  

Jan 14   John Francis Dodge, American automobile pioneer (b. 1864) died on this day in history.  

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

Jan 20   Georg Lurich, Estonian wrestler (b. 1876) died on this day in history.  

Jan 25   Amadeo Modigliani, Italian sculptor/painter, dies at 35 on this day in history.  

Jan 26   In the year 1920 death of matthias Enzberger, German minister of finance, murdered  

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