On This Day

What Happened on August 10, 1920

Historical Events

  • Allies recognize Poland, Czechoslovakia & Romania
  • Mamie Smith and her Jazz Hounds record “Crazy Blues” for Okeh Records, first significant Blues hit by African American artist
  • Treaty of Sèvres (Allies & Turkey)
  • Turkish government renounces its claim to Israel, recognizes British mandate

Famous Birthdays

  • William "Red" Holzman, American Basketball Hall of Fame coach (New York Knicks 14 seasons), born in Brooklyn, NY (d. 1998)

Famous Deaths

  • Ádám Politzer, Hungarian-Austrian physician, dies at 84
1920 Highlights

About August 10, 1920

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 101 years, 2 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Leo