On This Day

What Happened on February 23, 1920

Famous Birthdays

  • David Wright, South African-British poet (Deafness: A Personal Account), born in Johannesburg, South Africa (d. 1994)
  • Hall Overton, American jazz pianist, and jazz and classical composer (Enchanted Pear Tree), born in Bangor, Michigan [1]
  • John St Aubyn, 4th Baron St Levan, English peer (St Michael's Mount), born in London (d. 2013)
  • Paul GĂ©rin-Lajoie, French Canadian politician

Famous Deaths

  • Alexander Alexandrovich Il'yinsky, composer, dies at 61
1920 Highlights

About February 23, 1920

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 101 years, 9 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

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