What Happened in September 1920

Historical Events

  • Sep 1 France creates Greater Lebanon
  • Sep 1 New town hall of Rotterdam opens
  • Sep 2 W Somerset Maugham's "East of Suez" premieres in London
  • Sep 4 Last day of Julian civil calendar (in parts of Bulgaria)
  • Sep 5 Iron monument unveiled at Stone churches, Flanders

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Sep 6 Jack Dempsey KOs Billy Miske in 3 for heavyweight boxing title 1st radio broadcast of a prizefight

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Dempsey
  • Sep 6 40th U.S. Men's National Championship: Bill Tilden beats Bill Johnston (6-1, 1-6, 7-5, 5-7, 6-3)
  • Sep 8 US Air Mail service begins (NYC to SF)
  • Sep 12 7th Olympic games close in Antwerp Belgium
  • Sep 16 Bomb explosion in Wall Street, New York, kills 30
  • Sep 17 Cards set a record of 12 consecutive hits in 4th (10) & 5th (2) innings
  • Sep 17 National Football League organizes in Canton, Ohio 12 teams pay $100 each to join American Prof Football Association
  • Sep 20 Foundation of the Spanish Legion.
  • Sep 22 Chicago grand jury convenes to investigate charges that 8 White Sox players conspired to fix the 1919 World Series
  • Sep 23 Alexander Millerand elected president of France
  • Sep 23 Despite Japanese protests, China withdraws recognition of Tsarists representatives in China
  • Sep 25 Vern Bradburn of Winnipeg Victorias kicks 9 singles in a game
  • Sep 25 34th U.S. Women's National Championship: Molla Bjurstedt Mallory beats Marion Zinderstein (6-3, 6-1)
  • Sep 28 8 White Sox indicted, threw 1919 World Series (Black Sox scandal)
  • Sep 28 Dirk Fock appointed as governor-general of Dutch East Indies

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 29 Babe Ruth sets then home run season record at 54

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Sep 29 Belgium annexes Eupen/Malmö dy
  • Sep 29 Joseph Horne Company in Pittsburgh sells radios for $10
  • Sep 30 Time Square Theater opens at 217 W 42nd St NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 1 Hubert Lampo, Flemish writer/essayist (Coming of Joachim Stiller)
  • Sep 1 Richard Farnsworth, American actor (Misery, Havana, Sylvester), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2000)
  • Sep 4 Craig Claiborne, food columnist (NY Times Cookbook)
  • Sep 4 Teddy Johnson, British singer
  • Sep 4 Clemar Bucci, Argentine racing driver
  • Sep 5 Fons Rademakers, Dutch director (Assault) and actor (Daughter of Darkness), born in Roosendaal, Netherlands (d. 2007)
  • Sep 5 Margaretha D Ferguson-Wigerink, Dutch author (Anna & her Father), born in Arnhem, Netherlands (d. 1992)
  • Sep 5 Peter Racine Fricker, British composer, born in London (d. 1990)
  • Sep 7 Harri Webb, Welsh poet and nationalist, born in Swansea, Wales (d. 1994)
  • Sep 7 Al Caiola, American guitarist (Bonzanza theme), born in Jersey City (d. 2016)
  • Sep 9 Michael Aldridge, Glastonbury England, actor (Murder in Cathedral)
  • Sep 9 Robert Wood Johnson III, American philanthropist (d. 1970)
  • Sep 9 Feng Kang, Chinese mathematician (d. 1993)
  • Sep 10 Egbert van Paridon, Dutch actor/director (Assault)
  • Sep 10 Fabio Taglioni, Italian motorcycle engineer (d. 2001)
  • Sep 12 Irene Dailey, American actress (Liz-Another World, Grissom Gang), born in NYC, New York (d. 2008)
  • Sep 12 Jan W. Schulte Nordholt, Dutch poet and historian (Blossoming Stone), born in Zwolle, Netherlands (d. 1995)
  • Sep 13 Carole Mathews, Montgomery Ill, actress (Wilma-Californians)
  • Sep 14 Bud Palmer, NBAer (NY Knicks)/sportscaster, born in Hollywood, California
  • Sep 14 Alberto Calderón, Argentine mathematician (d. 1998)
  • Sep 14 Mario Benedetti, Uruguayan journalist, novelist and poet, born in Paso de los Toros, Uruguay (d. 2009)
  • Sep 16 Franco Pandolfini, Italy, water polo (Olympic-gold-1948)
  • Sep 16 Hannie [Jannetje J] Schaft, "Girl with red hair"
  • Sep 16 Sheila Quinn, adviser (British Red Cross)
  • Sep 17 Dinah Sheridan, actress (Genevieve, Railway Children), (d. 2012)
  • Sep 17 Marjorie S Holt, (Rep-R-MD, 1973- )
  • Sep 18 Jack Warden, actor (NYPD, Crazy Like a Fox, Norby), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Sep 19 Karen Khachiturian, composer
  • Sep 21 Jay Ward, cartoonist (Rocky & his Friends, Bullwinkle)
  • Sep 22 Robert Granville "Bob" Lemon, American MLB pitcher (Cleveland Indians)/manager (NY Yankees, 1978), born in San Bernardino, California (d. 2000)
  • Sep 22 Anders Lassen, Danish military officer (d. 1945)
  • Sep 23 Alexander Arutiunian, composer, (d. 2012)
  • Sep 23 Gerard W Taylor, South African/British surgeon
  • Sep 23 Jiri Jaroch, Czech composer, born in Smilkov (d. 1986)
  • Sep 23 Mickey Rooney, American actor, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2014)
  • Sep 25 Sergei Bondarchuk, Soviet director (Destiny of a Man, War and Peace), born in Belozerka, Ukraine (d. 1994)
  • Sep 27 J K Gill, president (Saatchi & Saatchi)
  • Sep 27 William Conrad, actor (Bullwinkle Show, Cannon), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Sep 29 Vaclav Neummann, conductor
  • Sep 29 Peter D. Mitchell, English chemist, Nobel laureate
  • Sep 30 Donald Keech, entrepreneur
  • Sep 30 Ghazar Saryan, composer
  • Sep 30 Aldo Parisot, Brazilian-American musician and cellist

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 18 Tennis player champion Molla Mallory (36) weds stock broker Franklin Mallory

Tennis Player and Eight-Time U.S. Open Champion Molla Mallory
Tennis Player and Eight-Time U.S. Open Champion
Molla Mallory

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 27 Prime Minister of Australia Robert Menzies (25) weds Pattie Maie Leckie (21) at Kew Presbyterian Church in Melbourne, Australia

12th Australian Prime Minister Robert Menzies
12th Australian Prime Minister
Robert Menzies

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 5 Robert Harron, actor (Intolerance), accidental shot to death at 27
  • Sep 7 Simon-Napoléon Parent, Canadian politician and 12th Premier of Quebec (1900-05), dies at 64
  • Sep 16 Daniel Andersson, Swedish poet/writer (Polar History), dies at 32
  • Sep 25 William F Sudds, composer, dies at 77