On This Day

What Happened on September 20, 1917

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • British assault on Polygon Forest, France
  • Paraguay becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.

Famous Birthdays

  • Fernando Rey [Arambillet], Spanish actor (The French Connection, Matter of Time), born in A Coruña, Galicia, Spain (d. 1994)

Person of interestRed Auerbach

Red Auerbach, American Basketball Hall of Fame coach, general manager (Boston Celtics, 9-time NBA champion), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2006)

NBA Head Coach Red Auerbach
NBA Head Coach
Red Auerbach

Famous Deaths

  • Herbert Morris, Jamaican deserter in France, executed at 17