On This Day

What Happened on January 3, 1920

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Arthur Honegger's "Chant de Nigamon," premieres

Composer Arthur Honegger
Arthur Honegger

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 canzone napoletana singer, pianist, songwriter ("Tu vuò fà l'americano" - "You Want to Be American"), and accordionist, born in Naples, Kingdom of Italy (d. 2001)
  • Siegfried Buback, German Federal Prosecutor, born in Wilsdruff, Saxony, Germany (d. 1977)

Famous Deaths

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

About January 3, 1920

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 101 years, 8 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

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