On This Day

What Happened on August 20, 1920

Historical Events

  • 1st US commercial radio station, 8MK (WWJ), Detroit begins daily broadcasting
  • Allen Woodring wins Oympic 200 m dash wearing borrowed shoes

Event of interestEvent of Interest

American Professional Football Association forms; Jim Thorpe installed as president; later to become the National Football League (NFL)

Versatile Athlete Jim Thorpe
Versatile Athlete
Jim Thorpe
  • Israel publishes its first medical journal "Ha-Refuah"
1920 Highlights

About August 20, 1920

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 101 years, 1 month and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

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