On This Day

What Happened on December 14, 1920

Historical Events


Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jack Dempsey KOs Bill Brennan in 12 for heavyweight boxing title in NYC

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Dempsey

Famous Birthdays

  • Albertus Louis Meintser, Dutch office clerk and resistance fighter, born in Amsterdam (d. 1944)
  • Clark Terry, American jazz trumpeter, born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2015)

Famous Deaths

  • George "The Gipper" Gipp, American football player (Notre Dame), dies of a streptococcal throat infection and pneumonia at 25
1920 Highlights

About December 14, 1920

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 99 years, 10 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Sagittarius