On This Day

What Happened on January 3, 1920

Historical Events

  • Arthur Honegger's "Chant de Nigamon," premieres

AgreementAgreement of Interest

Boston Red Sox baseball club owner Harry Frazee announces agreement to sell slugger Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees for $125,000 in cash and a $350,000 loan; start of the 84 year "Curse of the Bambino"

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth

Famous Birthdays

  • Renato Carosone, Italian musician (d. 2001)

Famous Deaths

  • Zygmunt Janiszewski, Polish mathematician, dies at 31
1920 Highlights

About January 3, 1920

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 100 years, 8 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

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