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Historical Events In 1920

Tuesday, 21 January 2020

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

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 on this day in history.  

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

Dec 16   Ma, the Benovelent, Chinese muslim rebel (holy war), dies on this day in history.  

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   Armin Mueller-Stahl, Tilsit East Prussia, actor (Kafka, Music Box) on this day in history.  

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

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   In the year 1920 bert Collins scores 104 on Test Cricket debut v England SCG  

Dec 21   Claude Tozer, cricketer (dashing NSW batsman, shot to death in the year 1920.  

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

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

Dec 24   In the year 1920 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) in the year 1920.  

Dec 26   Gote Carlid, composer in the year 1920.  

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

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 in the year 1920.  

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   On this day in history birth of elisabeth Andersen, [Anna de Bruyn], Dutch actress (Yerma, Titania)  

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   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   In the year 1920 birth of peter Harrison Swan, bomber pilot/stockbroker  

Jan 03   Renato Carosone, Italian musician (d. 2001) was born in the year 1920.  

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

Jan 16   On this day in history reginald De Koven, composer, dies at 60  

Jan 20   In the year 1920 death of georg Lurich, Estonian wrestler (b. 1876)  

Jan 25   On this day in history amadeo Modigliani, Italian sculptor/painter, dies at 35  

Jan 26   On this day in history death of matthias Enzberger, German minister of finance, murdered  

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