What Happened on August 18, 1920

Historical Events

  • 1st class cricket debut of Walter Hammond
  • State Representative Harry T. Burn (24) casts deciding vote in Tennessee's and thus America's ratification of the 19th Amendment to the constitution allowing women's suffrage, after reading a letter from his mother

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Kennedy, American MLB baseball player, 1939-57 (Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians, and 3 other teams, manager, 1963-68 (Chicago Cubs, Oakland A's), and executive, 1976-92, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2005)
  • Godfrey Evans, English cricket wicket-keeper (91 Tests; 219 dismissals; Kent), born in Finchley, England (d. 1999)

Shelley WintersShelley Winters (1920-2006)

American Oscar and Emmy Award-winning actress (Lolita; A Place in the Sun; A Patch of Blue; The Poseidon Adventure), born in St. Louis, Missouri

Born in 1920

About August 18, 1920

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 102 years, 9 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

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