On This Day

What Happened on February 8, 1920

Historical Events

  • Bolshevik troops capture Odessa, bringing an end to foreign involvement in the resistance against Bolshevik rule
  • Swiss men vote against women's suffrage

Famous Birthdays

  • Bruce Smith, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Heisman Trophy 1941, U of Minnesota; NFL: Green Bay Packers), born in Faribault, Minnesota (d. 1967)
  • Buddy Blattner, baseball player

Famous Deaths

  • Richard Dehmel, German poet and writer, dies at 56
1920 Highlights

About February 8, 1920

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 101 years, 5 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Aquarius