On This Day

What Happened on August 17, 1920

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • NY Yankees cancel game with Cleveland Indians in memory of Ray Chapman who died on the same day

Famous Birthdays

  • Georgia Gibbs, singer (Ballin the Jack, Kiss of Fire), born in Worcester, Massachusetts

Famous Deaths

  • Ray Chapman, American baseball player (Cleveland Indians), dies at 29 after being hit in the head by a pitch from NY Yankees Carl Mays