On This Day

What Happened on August 22, 1920

Famous Birthdays

  • Anthony Tuke, chairman of Barclays Bank (1973–81) (d. 2001)
  • Denton Cooley, American heart surgeon (1st artificial heart transplant), born in Houston, Texas (d. 2016)
  • Pierre A. Lauffer, Antillian poet (Patria), born in Curacao, Venezuela (d. 1981)
  • Ray Bradbury, American sci-fi author (Fahrenheit 451), born in Waukegan, Illinois (d. 2012)
  • Wolfdietrich Schnurre, German writer, born in Frankfurt (d. 1989)

Famous Deaths

  • Anders Zorn, Swedish painter (Gustavus Vasa), dies at 60
1920 Highlights

About August 22, 1920

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 101 years, 3 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

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