On This Day

What Happened on February 20, 1920

Famous Birthdays

  • Evgeny Dragunov, Russian weapons designer (d. 1991)
  • Frankie Gustine, American Major baseball infielder (MLB All-Star 1946, 47, 48; Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Hoopeston, Illinois (d. 1991)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestRobert Peary

Robert Peary, American arctic explorer who claimed to have 1st reached geographic North Pole (Apr 6 1909), dies at 63

Arctic Explorer Robert Peary
Arctic Explorer
Robert Peary

1920 Highlights

About February 20, 1920

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 100 years, 9 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Pisces