On This Day

What Happened on December 20, 1900

Historical Events

  • Giacobini discovers a comet (will be 1st comet visited by spacecraft)

Famous Birthdays

  • Gabby Harnett, American baseball player and manager (NL MVP 1935), born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island (d. 1972)
  • Gabby Hartnett, American Baseball Hall of Fame catcher (MLB All Star 1933–38; NL MVP 1935; Chicago Cubs) and manager (Chicago Cubs), born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island (d. 1972)
1900 Highlights

About December 20, 1900

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 120 years, 10 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Sagittarius