What Happened in March 1920

Historical Events

  • Mar 1 Austria becomes a kingdom again, under Adm Horthy
  • Mar 1 Buriat ASSR, in RSFSR, constituted
  • Mar 1 Nikolaus Horthy is elected Regent of Hungary, which has adopted a constitution on 28 February
  • Mar 2 Karel Capék's "Loupeznik" premieres in Prague
  • Mar 3 Montreal Canadiens scores NHL record 16 goals beating Quebec Bulldogs
  • Mar 4 Last day of Julian civil calendar in Greece
  • Mar 8 Denmark & Cuba join the League of Nations

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 10 NHL's Quebec Bulldog Joe Malone scores 6 goals vs Ottawa Senators

Ice Hockey Player Joe Malone
Ice Hockey Player
Joe Malone
  • Mar 10 The Home Rule Act is passed by the British Parliament, dividing Ireland into two parts; it is rejected by southern counties, where the Ango-Irish war continues for a year
  • Mar 11 Syria proclaims Emir Feisal king after the country has fought off French domination
  • Mar 13 After the German government is forced to cut its army to 10,000 men, military groups plot an unsuccessful coup - a revolt ended by a general strike
  • Mar 16 1 Acre Park also known as Baby Park in the Bronx renamed Melrose Park
  • Mar 18 Greece adopts the Gregorian calendar
  • Mar 19 US Senate rejects Treaty of Versailles for 2nd time refusing to ratify League of Nations' covenant (maintaining isolation policy)
  • Mar 20 1st flight from London to South Africa lands (took 1½ months)
  • Mar 20 US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Theresa Weld
  • Mar 20 US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Sherwin Badger
  • Mar 20 13th Australasian Championships: Pat O'Hara Wood beats Ronald Thomas (6-3, 4-6, 6-8, 6-1, 6-3)
  • Mar 23 Perserikatan Communist of India (PKI) political party forms
  • Mar 24 1st US coast guard air station established (Morehead City NC)
  • Mar 25 Greek Independence Day
  • Mar 26 79th Grand National: Mr Jack Anthony aboard Troytown wins
  • Mar 27 Hermann Muller becomes German chancellor (SPD)

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Mar 28 Tomáš Masaryk elected President of Czechoslovakia

Father of Czechoslovakia Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk
Father of Czechoslovakia
Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk
  • Mar 28 Palm Sunday tornado outbreak of 1920 affects the Great Lakes region and Deep South states.
  • Mar 28 Anton Denkin's White Russian troops defeated by Bolsheviks/Soviets at Novorossijsk on the Black Sea (The British aid Denkin in his escape)
  • Mar 31 British parliament accepts Irish Home Rule law

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 1 Alfred Grant Goodman, composer
  • Mar 1 Howard Nemerov, US, 3rd US poet laureate/novelist (Blue Swallows)
  • Mar 1 Max Bentley, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1984)
  • Mar 2 Enrique Franco, composer
  • Mar 3 James Doohan, actor (Montgomery Scott-Star Trek), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Mar 3 Julius Boros, golfer (PGA Champ 1968, US Open 1952, 63)
  • Mar 4 Marcella Grady Jennings, rancher
  • Mar 4 Jean Lecanuet, French politician (d. 1993)
  • Mar 4 Alan MacNaughtan, Scottish actor (d. 2002)
  • Mar 5 Delbert L. Latta, American politician (Rep-R-OH, 1959-89 ), born in Weston, Ohio (d. 2016)
  • Mar 5 Leontine Tg Kelly, 1st African American female bishop (Methodist)
  • Mar 5 Virginia Christine, Stanton, Iowa, American actress (Mrs Olson, Tales of Wells Fargo)
  • Mar 5 José Aboulker, Jewish Communist
  • Mar 6 Lewis Gilbert, director/actor (You Only Live Twice), born in London, England
  • Mar 6 Roger Price, Charleston WV, actor/writer (Who's There, Droodles)
  • Mar 7 Willie Watson, cricketer (England batsman & soccer international)
  • Mar 8 Eileen Herlie, actress (Myrtle Fargate-All My Children), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Mar 8 Eva Dahlbeck, Saltsjo-Duvnas Sweden, actress (Dreams, Lesson in Love)
  • Mar 8 James Daniel "Danny" Turner, saxophonist
  • Mar 9 Carl Betz, Pitts, actor (Alex Stone-Donna Reed Show)
  • Mar 10 Kenneth "Jethro" Burns, US country singer (Homer & Jethro)
  • Mar 10 Alfred Peet, Dutch-American entrepreneur and the founder of Peet's Coffee & Tea (d. 2007)
  • Mar 10 Boris Vian, French writer and musician (d. 1959)
  • Mar 11 D J Enright, England, poet/novelist (Some Men are Brothers)
  • Mar 11 Henry Marking, CEO (British Airways)
  • Mar 11 Kenneth Dover, chancellor (St Andrews University)
  • Mar 13 Frans van der Elst, Flemish attorney/MP (Volksunie)
  • Mar 14 Dorothy Tyler-Odam, Great Britain, high jumper (Oly-silver-36, 48)
  • Mar 14 Hank Ketcham, cartoonist (Dennis the Menace)
  • Mar 15 Ranganandhan Francis, India, field hockey (Olympic-gold-1948, 52, 56)
  • Mar 15 Lawrence Sanders, American novelist (d. 1998)
  • Mar 15 E. Donnall Thomas, American physician, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  • Mar 16 John Addison, Surrey England, composer (Tom Jones-Acad Award)
  • Mar 16 Leo McKern, Australian actor (Blue Lagoon, Help, Mouse that Roared), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Mar 16 Percy Mansell, cricketer (leg-spin all-rounder in 13 Tests for South Africa)
  • Mar 16 Traudl Junge, Hitler's secretary (d. 2002)
  • Mar 16 Dorothea Binz, Nazi war criminal (d. 1947)
  • Mar 16 Sid Fleischman, American author
  • Mar 17 John La Montaine, Oak Park Ill, composer (Pulitzer 1959), (d. 2013)
  • Mar 18 Eric Halsall, sheepdog trial commentator
  • Mar 19 Tige Andrews, American actor (d. 2007)
  • Mar 19 Kjell Aukrust, Norwegian author (d. 2002)
  • Mar 20 Douglas G Chapman, biomathematical statistician
  • Mar 21 Bruno Maderna, composer [or Apr 21]
  • Mar 21 Georg Ots, Estonian singer (d. 1975)
  • Mar 21 Manolis Chiotis, Greek bouzouki virtuoso and song writer (d. 1970)
  • Mar 22 Werner Klemperer, actor (Col Klink in Hogan's Heroes), born in Cologne, Germany (d. 2000)
  • Mar 22 Fanny Waterman, concert pianist & teacher
  • Mar 22 Ross Martin, Grodek Poland, actor (Mr Lucky, Wild Wild West)
  • Mar 23 Alexander Grigori Harut'unyan, composer
  • Mar 23 Geoffrey Bush, composer
  • Mar 23 James Brown, Desdemona Tx, actor (Lt Rip Masters-Rin Tin Tin)
  • Mar 23 Jimmy Edwards, comedy actor (Barnes)
  • Mar 23 Neal Smith, (Rep-D-IA, 1959- )
  • Mar 23 Tetsuharu Kawakami, Japanese baseball player and coach
  • Mar 24 Gene Nelson, [Berg], actor (Tea For 2, Oklahoma), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Mar 25 Patrick Troughton, actor (Doctor Who)
  • Mar 25 Arthur Wint, Jamaican runner (d. 1992)
  • Mar 26 George E Brown Jr, (Rep-D-CA, 1963-71, 73- )
  • Mar 26 Sergio Livingstone, Santiago, Chile, football player and journalist (52 caps), (d. 2012)
  • Mar 27 Richard Hayman, bandleader/conductor/pianist (Theme of 3 Penny Opera)
  • Mar 27 Robin Jacques, illustrator (d. 1995)
  • Mar 28 Gene Chappie, (Rep-R-CA, 1981-86)
  • Mar 28 Lord Butterfield [John Butterfield], British medical researcher, clinician and administrator
  • Mar 29 John Belk, American head of Belk, Inc. (d. 2007)
  • Mar 31 Marga [Sara Voeten-] Minco, Dutch writer (Bitter Herb)
  • Mar 31 Deborah_Cavendish,_Duchess_of_Devonshire, English Duchess, now Dowager Duchess

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 28 Actor Douglas Fairbanks marries actress Mary Pickford

Actress Mary Pickford
Actress
Mary Pickford

Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Mar 2 Actress Mary Pickford (27) divorces actor Owen Moore (33) after 9 years of marriage

Actress Mary Pickford
Actress
Mary Pickford

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 1 Joseph Trumpeldor, killed defending Tel-Mai against arab attack
  • Mar 1 John H. Bankhead, U.S. Senator (b. 1842)
  • Mar 3 Theodor Philipsen, Danish painter (b. 1840)
  • Mar 8 Rafael Obligado, Argentine writer (Santos Vega), dies at 69
  • Mar 11 Julio Garavito Armero, Colombian astronomer (b. 1865)
  • Mar 20 Venustiano Carranza, president Mexico (1915-20), murdered at 60
  • Mar 21 Federigo Tozzi, Italian writer/journalist (Torre, Tre Croci), dies at 37
  • Mar 26 William Chester Minor, American surgeon and contributor to the Oxford English Dictionary (b. 1834)
  • Mar 27 Johan G Danser, Dutch poet (Meetings), dies at 26