What Happened on January 20, 1920

Historical Events

  • Dutch 2nd Chamber passes school laws
  • Russian Imperial Navy Admiral Alexander Kolchak, leader of anti-communist "White Movement" surrenders to Bolshevik troops
  • The American Civil Liberties Union is founded
1920 History

Famous Birthdays

  • DeForest Kelley, American actor (Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy-Star Trek), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1999)
  • Ely Landau, American television and film producer (Play of the Week; Long Day's Journey into Night; King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis), born in New York City (d. 1993)

Federico FelliniFederico Fellini (1920-1993)

Italian film director and scriptwriter (8 1/2, La Dolce Vita), born in Rimini, Italy

  • 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, 1963-97), born in Tampa, Florida (d. 2012)
  • Thorleif Schjelderup, Norwegian author & ski jumper, born in Aker, Norway (d. 2006)
Born in 1920

Famous Deaths

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

About January 20, 1920

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 103 years, 4 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

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