On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 1920

Historical Events

  • 6th Rose Bowl: Harvard beats Oregon 7-6
  • The Belorussian Communist Organisation is founded as a separate party.

Famous Birthdays

  • Osvaldo Cavandoli, Italian cartoonist and creator of "La Linea" animated cartoons, born in Maderno, Italy (d. 2007)
  • Roger Peacock, English writer (Thursday is Missing), born in Liverpool (d. 1996)
  • Virgilio Savona, Italian singer (Quartetto Cetra)

Famous Deaths

  • Paul Adam, French writer (L'enfant d'Austerlitz), dies at 57
1920 Highlights

About January 1, 1920

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 100 years, 10 months and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

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