On This Day

What Happened on August 3, 1920

Famous Birthdays

  • Charlie Shavers, American jazz trumpet player, born in NYC, New York (d. 1971)
  • Elmar Tampõld, Estonian-Canadian architect, born in Kärdla, Estonia (d. 2013)
  • Maria Karnilova, American dancer and actress (Fiddler on the Roof, Ivan the Terrible), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2001)
  • P. D. James [Phyllis Dorothy], Baroness James of Holland Park, English crime writer (Cover Her Face), born in Oxford, England (d. 2014)
1920 Highlights

About August 3, 1920

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 100 years, 3 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Leo