On This Day

What Happened on August 2, 1920

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Marcus Garvey presents his "Back To Africa" program in NYC

Black Nationalist Marcus Garvey
Black Nationalist
Marcus Garvey

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Scott, American voice actor, producer and writer (Mr Peabody, Bullwinkle), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1985)
  • Louis Pauwels, French writer and editor, born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1997)
  • Theo Marcuse, American character actor (Mara of Wilderness), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1967)

Famous Deaths

  • Ormer Locklear, American movie stunt pilot (The Great Air Robbery), dies at 28
1920 Highlights

About August 2, 1920

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 100 years and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Leo