On This Day

What Happened on April 20, 1920

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Balfour Declaration recognized, makes Palestine a British Mandate

British Prime Minister Arthur Balfour
British Prime Minister
Arthur Balfour
  • Big Show ends 2 year run on NBC radio
  • Phillies manager Gravvy Cravath puts himself in as pinch hitter, his 3- run homer beats NY Giants 3-0
  • Tornadoes kill 219 in Alabama & Mississippi

Famous Birthdays

  • John Paul Stevens, American lawyer and 103rd Supreme Court Justice (1975-2010), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2019)
  • Ronald Speirs, American Army officer (CO of Easy Company), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 2007)
1920 Highlights

About April 20, 1920

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 100 years, 5 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Taurus