On This Day

What Happened on August 17, 1920

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
  • Maureen O'Hara [FitzSimons], Irish actress and singer (Miracle on 34th St, The Quiet Man), Ranelagh, County Dublin (d. 2015)

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
1920 Highlights

About August 17, 1920

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 100 years, 3 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Leo