1920 in History (Part 3)

Events in History

Events 201 - 230 of 230

  • Nov 18 Apollo Theater (Academy, Bryant) opens at 221 W 42nd St NYC
  • Nov 20 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to US president W Wilson
  • Nov 21 Karel Capék's "Vec Makropulos" premieres in Prague

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 21 Mussolini's squad begins terror, 11 die in Bologna, Italy

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • Nov 25 1st Thanksgiving Parade (Philadelphia)
  • Nov 25 WTAW of College Station, Tx, broadcast 1st football play-by-play
  • Nov 28 Kilmichael Ambush, Battle of the Irish War of Independence.
  • Dec 3 Turkey & Armenia agree to peace treaty
  • Dec 4 1st Pro football playoff game Buffalo-7, Canton-3 at Polo Grounds
  • Dec 5 Pro football playoff game Akron & Buffalo 0-0 tie, title undecided
  • Dec 5 Dimitrios Rallis forms a government in Greece.
  • Dec 7 NSW make 802 against South Australia, then Mailey takes 8-81
  • Dec 7 USPD-KPD parties merge into Vereinigte Communist Party of Germany

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 10 August Krogh is awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discovery of the regulation mechanisms of capillaries in skeletal muscle

Zoophysiologist and Nobel Laureate August Krogh
Zoophysiologist and Nobel Laureate
August Krogh
  • Dec 12 Maurice Ravels ballet "La Valse" premieres in Paris
  • Dec 13 Francis G. Pease's interferometer at Mount Wilson Observatory is the first to measure the diameter of a star - the Betelgeuse
  • Dec 13 League of nations establishes International Court of Justice in The Hague
  • Dec 13 Netherland breaks contact with Kingdom of Serbia, Croatia & Slavia
  • Dec 16 8.5 earthquake rocks the Gansu province in China, killing an estimated 200,000
  • Dec 17 British Empire receives League of Nations mandate over Nauru
  • Dec 17 Japan receives League of Nations mandate over Pacific islands
  • Dec 17 South Africa receives League of Nations mandate over SW Africa
  • Dec 18 1st US postage stamps printed without the words United States or US
  • Dec 19 1st US indoor curling rink opens (Brookline, Mass)
  • Dec 19 King Constantine I is restored as King of the Hellenes after the death of his son Alexander I of Greece and a plebiscite.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 20 Bob Hope becomes an American citizen

Entertainer Bob Hope
Entertainer
Bob Hope
  • Dec 23 Government of Ireland Act / Home Rule Act passed partitioning Ireland
  • Dec 24 Enrico Caruso gives his last public performance (NYC)
  • Dec 29 The Netherlands/Venezuela recover diplomatic relations
  • Dec 29 Yugoslav government bans communist party

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 320

  • Jul 22 Hugh Dundas, fighter pilot/businessman
  • Jul 22 Malcolm Hughes, British artist, born in Manchester
  • Jul 23 Marcel Maeyer, [de Maeyer], Belgian sculptor/graphic artist
  • Jul 24 Alexander H. Cohen, Broadway producer (Beyond the Fringe), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 24 Bella Abzug, (Rep-D-NY, 1970-74)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 25 Rosalind Franklin, English chemist and co-discoverer of the structure of DNA, born in London (d. 1958)

Chemist and Molecular Biologist Rosalind Franklin
Chemist and Molecular Biologist
Rosalind Franklin
  • Jul 27 James Munn, commissioner (British University)
  • Jul 29 Neville Jeffress, Australian founder of Media Monitors Australia (d. 2007)
  • Jul 31 James Esdras Faust, American religious leader (d. 2007)
  • Aug 2 Louis Pauwels, writer/editor
  • Aug 2 Phyllis James, mystery writer
  • Aug 3 P D [Phyllis Dorothy] James, Baroness James of Holland Park, English crime writer (Cover Her Face), born in Oxford
  • Aug 3 Charlie Shavers, American trumpet player (d. 1971)
  • Aug 3 Elmar Tampõld, Estonian-Canadian architect
  • Aug 4 Helen Thomas, UPI journalist (starts press conferences)
  • Aug 5 G V [Sonny] Montgomery, (Rep-D-Mississippi, 1967- )
  • Aug 5 Selma Diamond, comedienne (Selma-Night Court), born in London, Ontario
  • Aug 7 Jan Walravens, Flemish writer (Motionless at Sea)
  • Aug 8 Don Cook, foreign Correspondent
  • Aug 9 Enzo Biagi, Italian journalist and writer
  • Aug 11 Derry Jeffares, Honorary Prof of English Studies (Stirling U)
  • Aug 19 Lucila Engels-Boskaljon, Curacao painter
  • Aug 21 Christopher R Milne, son of Alan A Milne (Winnie the Pooh)
  • Aug 22 Anthony Tuke, CEO (Savoy Hotel Groups)
  • Aug 22 Denton Cooley, heart surgeon (1st artifical heart transplant), born in Houston, Texas (d. 2016)
  • Aug 22 Pierre A Lauffer, Antillian poet (Patria)
  • Aug 22 Ray[mond Douglas] Bradbury, Ill, sci-fi author (Fahrenheit 451), (d. 2012)
  • Aug 22 Wolfdietrich Schnurre, German writer, born in Frankfurt (d. 1989)
  • Aug 25 Jef Diederen, Dutch painter
  • Aug 26 Brant Parker, American cartoonist (d. 2007)
  • Aug 27 James Molyneaux [Baron Molyneaux of Killead], MP (Ulster unionist), born in Killead, Ireland
  • Aug 28 Frits Bernard, pedophile activist (d. 2006)
  • Aug 29 Joseph Lesniewski, Erie, Pennsylvania, Easy Company soldier in 101st Airborne, (d. 2012)
  • Aug 30 Ben Cami, Flemish writer/poet (Rose from Mud)
  • 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 (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
  • Oct 2 William Cramond, psychiatrist/vice-chancellor (Stirling University)
  • Oct 5 Robert Feenstra, Dutch law historian
  • Oct 6 Pietro Consagra, Italian sculptor (d. 2005)
  • Oct 6 Lord Donaldson of Lymington, British judge (d. 2005)
  • Oct 7 Georg Leber, German politician (SPD), (d. 2012)
  • Oct 8 Frank [Patrick] Herbert, US, sci-fi author (Dune)
  • Oct 9 Jens Bjorneboe, Norway, poet/writer (Dikt, Jonas)
  • Oct 9 Jens Bjørneboe, Norwegian author (d. 1976)
  • Oct 12 Christy Ring, Irish hurler (d. 1979)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 15 Mario Puzo, American novelist (The Godfather, Cotton Club, Earthquake), born in NYC, New York (d. 1999)

Novelist Mario Puzo
Novelist
Mario Puzo
  • Oct 17 Miguel Delibes, Spanish writer
  • Oct 19 Pandurang Shastri Athavale, Indian philosopher (d. 2003)
  • Oct 22 Timothy Leary, Harvard prof (LSD taker)
  • Oct 23 Ted Fujita, Japanese meteorologist (d. 1998)
  • Oct 24 Marcel-Paul Schützenberger, French mathematician (d. 1996)
  • Oct 26 T C Jones, PA, female impersonator
  • Oct 27 K. R. Narayanan, 10th President of India (1997-2002), born in Uzhavoor, Kerala (d. 2005)
  • Oct 29 Baruj Benacerraf, Venezuelan-born immunologist, Nobel laureate
  • Oct 29 Catholicos Baselios Mar Thoma Didymos I, Indian Catholic
  • Oct 31 Dedan Kimathi, Kenyan freedom fighter, born in Nyeri District, Central Province, (d. 1957)
  • Oct 31 Helmut Newton, German photographer (d. 2004)
  • Nov 1 James J Kilpatrick, columnist (60 Minutes), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Nov 1 Ted Lowe, English former snooker commentator
  • Nov 3 Oodgeroo Noonuccal, Australian writer (d. 1993)
  • Nov 4 Georges Papy, Belgian mathematician (Numbers Game)
  • Nov 5 Douglass North, American economist, (Nobel Prize Economic Sciences 1993), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 2015)
  • Nov 8 Eugênio de Araújo Sales, Brazilian cardinal
  • Nov 9 Byron de la Beckwith, American assassin, white supremacist (d. 2001)
  • Nov 10 Rafael del Pino, Spanish entrepreneur
  • Nov 11 Roy Jenkins, British MP (Labour)
  • Nov 18 Alfred William Bedford, test pilot
  • Nov 18 Mustafa Khalil, Prime Minister of Egypt (d. 2008)
  • Nov 19 Ursula Heathcote Nicholls, campaigner
  • Nov 23 Chalmers P Wylie, (Rep-R-OH, 1967- )
  • Nov 23 Paul Celan, [Antschell], German/Romanian poet (Collected Prose)
  • Nov 23 Wayne Thiebaud, American painter
  • Nov 24 Anthony Griffin, sailor
  • Nov 24 Joseph Olutola Olu Odutola Oguntala, soho club owner
  • Nov 25 Tuanku Syed Putra ibni Almarhum Syed Hassan Jamalullail, King of Malaysia (d. 2000)
  • Nov 26 Paul T B Rodenko, poet/author (Stolen Lover)
  • Nov 27 Elaine Greene, literary Agent
  • Nov 27 John Richard Ravensdale, historian
  • Nov 27 Max Tripels, attorney/Dutch MP
  • Nov 29 Yegor Ligachev, Soviet politician
  • Dec 4 Jeanne Manford, Flushing, Queens, gay rights activist, (d. 2013)
  • Dec 4 Nadir Afonso, Chaves, Portugal, geometric abstractionist painter, (d. 2013)

Weddings in History


Deaths in History