On This Day

What Happened on October 20, 1911

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Helen Hayes Theater (Folies Bergere) opens at 210W 46th St, NYC

Actress Helen Hayes
Actress
Helen Hayes

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Norwegian Roald Amundsen sets out a race to the South Pole

Polar Explorer Roald Amundsen
Polar Explorer
Roald Amundsen

Famous Birthdays

  • Will Rogers Jr, American politician (D-Representative 1943-44) writer, political commentator, and actor (Down to Earth), born in NYC, New York (d. 1993)
1911 Highlights

About October 20, 1911

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 109 years, 1 month and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Libra