On This Day

What Happened on January 26, 1920

Historical Events

  • Amedeo Modigliani's fiancĂ© Jeanne HĂ©buterne jumps out of a window a day after the artist's funeral killing herself and her unborn child
  • Former Ford Motor Co. executive Henry Leland launches the Lincoln Motor Company which he later sold to his former employer

Famous Birthdays

  • Derek Bond, British actor (Nicholas Nickelby, Armchair Theatre), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2006)
  • John Logan Gorlay, journalist

Famous Deaths

  • Matthias Enzberger, German minister of finance, murdered
1920 Highlights

About January 26, 1920

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 101 years, 10 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

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