On This Day

What Happened on August 23, 1920

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • American swimmer Warren Kealoha wins first of 2 consecutive Olympic gold medals in the 100m backstroke, beating team mate Ray Kegeris at the Antwerp Games
  • Mary Roberts Rinehart & Avery Roberts play "The Bat" based on Reinhart's novel "The Circular Staircase"premieres on Broadway in New York

Famous Birthdays

  • Aart Verstegen, Dutch ballet dancer and choreographer (Jolly Joker's Last Joke), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1998)