What Happened on December 13, 1920

Historical Events

  • Francis G. Pease's interferometer at Mount Wilson Observatory is the first to measure the diameter of a star - the Betelgeuse
  • Hans Riegel founds sweet company HARIBO ((HAns RIegel BOnn) in Bonn, Germany [1]
  • League of Nations establishes the International Court of Justice in The Hague
  • Netherland breaks contact with Kingdom of Serbia, Croatia and Slavia
1920 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Donald "Don" Taylor, American director and actor (Father's Little Dividend; Escape from the Planet of the Apes), born in Freeport, Pennsylvania (d. 1998)
  • Frits Noske, Dutch musicologist (Signifier & the Signified), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1993)

George P. ShultzGeorge P. Shultz (1920-2021)

American economist, and statesman (Secretary of State, 1982-89; Secretary of the Treasury, 1972-74), born in New York City [1]

  • Kaysone Phomvihane, President of Laos (Pathet Lao) (1991-92), born in Na Seng village, Khanthabouli district (d. 1992)
Born in 1920

About December 13, 1920

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 102 years, 3 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

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