On This Day

What Happened on April 27, 1920

Historical Events

  • Pogrom leader Petljoera declares Ukraine Independence
  • Sweden takes the figure skating double at the Antwerp Olympics when Gillis Grafstr√∂m wins his first of 3 consecutive men's gold medals; Magda Julin earlier wins the women's singles event

Famous Birthdays

  • Edwin Morgan, Scottish poet (At Eighty), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2010)
  • Guido Cantelli, Italian conductor, born in Novara, Italy (d. 1956)
  • Mark Krasnosel'skii, Russian-Ukrainian mathematician (nonlinear functional analysis), born in Starokostiantyniv, Ukraine (d. 1997)
1920 Highlights

About April 27, 1920

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 100 years, 8 months and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Taurus