On This Day

What Happened on August 18, 1920

Historical Events

  • 1st class cricket debut of Walter Hammond
  • 22 year old representative Harry T. Burn is deciding vote in Tennessee's and thus America's ratification of the 19th Amendment to the constitution allowing women's suffrage after letter from his mother

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Kennedy, baseball player
  • Godfrey Evans, English cricket wicket-keeper (91 Tests; 219 dismissals; Kent), born in Finchley, England (d. 1999)

Person of interestShelley Winters

Shelley Winters [Schrift], American actress (Lolita, A Place in the Sun, A Patch of Blue & Poseidon Adventure), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2006)


1920 Highlights

About August 18, 1920

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 100 years, 3 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Leo