On This Day

What Happened on August 31, 1920

Historical Events

  • Belgium starts paying old age pensions
  • Detroit radio station 8MK (now WWJ, 950AM) is 1st to broadcast a news program on the air

Famous Birthdays

  • James Lanphier, American actor (Flight of Lost Balloon), born in Hempstead, New York (d. 1969)

Famous Deaths

  • Wilhelm Wundt, German physiologist, psychologist and philosopher, dies at 88
1920 Highlights

About August 31, 1920

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 101 years, 2 months and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

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