On This Day

What Happened on January 20, 1920

Historical Events

  • Dutch 2nd Chamber passes school laws
  • The American Civil Liberties Union is founded

Famous Birthdays

  • DeForest Kelley, American actor (Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy-Star Trek), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1999)

Person of interestFederico Fellini

Federico Fellini, Italian film director & scriptwriter (8 1/2, La Dolce Vita), born in Rimini, Italy (d. 1993)

Film Director and Scriptwriter Federico Fellini
Film Director and Scriptwriter
Federico Fellini
  • Michael Higgins, American actor (Angel Heart, 1918, Wanda, Black Stallion), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2008)
  • Peter Clemoes, British historian, born in Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom (d. 1996)
  • Richard J. C. Atkinson, British archaeologist, born in Evershot, United Kingdom (d. 1994)
  • Sam Gibbons, American politician (Rep-D-FL, 1963- ), born in Tampa, Florida (d. 2012)
  • Thorleif Schjelderup, Norwegian author & ski jumper, born in Aker, Norway (d. 2006)

Famous Deaths

  • Georg Lurich, Estonian wrestler and strongman of the early 20th century, dies at 43
1920 Highlights

About January 20, 1920

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 100 years, 10 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

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