On This Day

What Happened on April 8, 1920

Famous Birthdays

  • Carmen McRae, American jazz singer and pianist ("Dream of Life"), born in New York City (d. 1994)
  • Erik Pausin, Austrian figure skating pairs (Olympic silver 1936)

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Tomlinson Griffes, American composer (White Peacock), dies of influenza at 35
1920 Highlights

About April 8, 1920

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 101 years, 3 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aries