On This Day

What Happened on August 18, 1920

Day of the Week: Wednesday

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

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)

  • [Thomas] Godfrey Evans, English cricket wicket-keeper (1950's)