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Historical Events In 1920

Sunday, 07 March 2021

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

Dec 13   In the year 1920 f Pease's interferometer measures first stellar diameter (Betelgeuse)  

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

Dec 14   In the year 1920 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 in the year 1920.  

Dec 16   In the year 1920 haiyuan earthquake in China killing 273,400 people  

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

Dec 16   Over 180,000 die when earthquake destroys 15,000 miles (Kansu China) on this day in history.  

Dec 17   AL votes to let spitball pitchers to continue using it in the year 1920.  

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   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 in the year 1920.  

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

Dec 18   In the year 1920 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   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   On this day in history jerome Kern/BG DeSylva's musical "Sally," premieres in NYC  

Dec 23   Ireland divided into 2 parts, each with its own parliament in the year 1920.  

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) on this day in history.  

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

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

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 in the year 1920.  

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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 on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of isaac Asimov, Russia, scientist/writer (I Robot, Foundation Trilogy)  

Jan 02   In the year 1920 birth of penelope Jessel, politcal activist  

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of peter Harrison Swan, bomber pilot/stockbroker  

Jan 03   Renato Carosone, Italian musician (d. 2001) was born on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

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

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

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