On This Day

What Happened on December 20, 1905

Historical Events

  • 'Philadelphia' Jack O'Brien wins the World Light Heavyweight boxing title after defending champion Bob Fitzsimmons of England retires in round 13 of 20 in San Francisco

Famous Birthdays

  • "Tiger" Bill O'Reilly, Australian cricketer (mighty Australian leg-spinner), born in White Cliffs, Australia
  • Albert Dekker, American actor (Dr Cyclops, Beau Gesture), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1968)
1905 Highlights

About December 20, 1905

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 114 years, 11 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Sagittarius