On This Day

What Happened on August 11, 1920

Historical Events

  • 1st peace of Riga-Soviet Union recognizes Independence of Latvia

Famous Birthdays

  • Chuck Rayner, Canadian Hockey HOF goaltender (Hart Memorial Trophy 1950; NHL All-Star 1949, 50, 51; New York Americans, New York Rangers), born in Sutherland, Saskatchewan (d. 2002)
  • Derry Jeffares, Honorary Prof of English Studies (Stirling U)
  • Mike Douglas, American talk show host (The Mike Douglas Show), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2006)
  • William Masselos, pianist/prof (Juilliard 1976), born in Niagara Falls, New York
1920 Highlights

About August 11, 1920

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 101 years, 5 months and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

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