September 1920 in History

Events in History

  • 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
  • Sep 8 US Air Mail service begins (NYC to SF)
  • 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 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 28 Dirk Fock appointed as governor-general of Dutch East Indies
  • 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

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 1 Hubert Lampo, Flemish writer/essayist (Coming of Joachim Stiller)
  • Sep 4 Craig Claiborne, food columnist (NY Times Cookbook)
  • Sep 5 Margaretha D Ferguson-Wigerink, Dutch author (Anna & her Father)
  • Sep 7 Harri Webb, Welsh poet and nationalist, born in Swansea, Wales (d. 1994)
  • Sep 9 Robert Wood Johnson III, American philanthropist (d. 1970)
  • Sep 9 Feng Kang, Chinese mathematician (d. 1993)
  • Sep 10 Fabio Taglioni, Italian motorcycle engineer (d. 2001)
  • Sep 12 Jan W Schulte Nordholt, Dutch poet/historian (Blossoming Stone)
  • 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 Hannie [Jannetje J] Schaft, "Girl with red hair"
  • Sep 16 Sheila Quinn, adviser (British Red Cross)
  • Sep 17 Marjorie S Holt, (Rep-R-MD, 1973- )
  • Sep 21 Jay Ward, cartoonist (Rocky & his Friends, Bullwinkle)
  • Sep 22 Anders Lassen, Danish military officer (d. 1945)
  • Sep 23 Gerard W Taylor, South African/British surgeon
  • Sep 25 Sergey Bondarchuk, Belozerka Ukraine, director (War & Peace)
  • Sep 27 J K Gill, president (Saatchi & Saatchi)
  • Sep 29 Peter D. Mitchell, English chemist, Nobel laureate
  • Sep 30 Donald Keech, entrepreneur

Weddings in History


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

Deaths in History

  • Sep 7 Simon-Napoléon Parent, politician, premier of the province of Quebec (b. 1855)
  • Sep 16 Daniel Andersson, Swedish poet/writer (Polar History), dies at 32