On This Day

What Happened on August 13, 1920

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Flag designed by Marcus Garvey consisting of three horizontal stripes of red, black and green is adopted as the pan-African flag

Black Nationalist Marcus Garvey
Black Nationalist
Marcus Garvey

Sport awardUS Golf Open

US Open Men's Golf, Inverness GC: Isle of Jersey native Ted Ray pars the 18th, giving him a 1-stroke win over runners-up Harry Vardon, Jock Hutchison, Leo Diegel & Jack Burke Sr

Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion Leo Diegel
Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion
Leo Diegel

Famous Birthdays

  • Charlie Alfred Galbraith, English jazz trombonist, born in London (d. 1997)
  • Neville Brand, American soldier and actor (DOA, Love Me Tender), born in Griswold, Iowa (d. 1992)
1920 Highlights

About August 13, 1920

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 100 years, 1 month and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Leo