What Happened on June 20, 1919

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 150 die at the Teatro Yaguez fire, Mayag├╝ez, Puerto Rico.
  • 33rd U.S. Women's National Championship: Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman beats Marion Zinderstein (6-1, 6-2)
  • Philipp Scheidemann resigns as chancellor of the new German Republic, which he helped establish, refusing to sign the Treaty of Versailles
  • Treaty of Versailles: Germany ends incorporation of Austria

Famous Birthdays

  • Bruce Gordon, actor (Frank Nitti-Untouchables), born in London, England
  • Ronald Hines, Dutch/British actor (Pack of Lies)