What Happened on August 16, 1920

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Ray Chapman, of Indians is hit in head by Yankees pitcher Carl Mays; he dies the next day in only major league fatality

Famous Birthdays

  • Charles Bukowski, Andernach Germany, US writer (Hollywood: A Novel)

Famous Deaths

  • J Norman Lockyer, English physicist (discovered helium in Sun), dies