What Happened on August 5, 1920

Famous Birthdays

  • Selma Diamond, Canadian-American comedy writer (Your Show Of Shows), and actress (Night Court, 1984-85 - "Selma"), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1985)
  • Sonny Montgomery, American politician (Rep-D-Mississippi, 1967-97), born in Meridian, Mississippi (d. 2006)
Born in 1920

Famous Weddings

John Barrymore

Actor John Barrymore (38) marries second wife author and actress Blanche Oelrichs (29) (divorced 1928)

1920 Highlights

About August 5, 1920

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 102 years, 7 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

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