On This Day

What Happened on February 29, 1920

Historical Events

  • Trying to maintain independence from Germany and the USSR, Czechoslovakia adopts a constitution

Famous Birthdays

  • Arthur Franz, American actor (The Caine Mutiny; Invaders From Mars; Young Lions), born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey
  • Ivan Petrov, Russian operatic bass (d. 2003)
  • James Mitchell, American dancer and actor (All My Children, Bloomer Girl), born in Sacramento, California (d. 2010)
  • Louise Wood, director of Girl Scouts of USA (1961-72)
  • Michèle Morgan, French actress (Passage to Marseille), born in Neuilly-sur-Seine (d. 2016)
  • Rudy Cafaro, American jazz guitarist, born in Middle Village, New York (d. 2000)
1920 Highlights

About February 29, 1920

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 101 years, 9 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

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