What Happened on January 3, 1920

Historical Events

Music History

Arthur Honegger's "Chant de Nigamon," premieres

Baseball History

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"

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)
Born in 1920

Famous Deaths

  • Zygmunt Janiszewski, Polish mathematician, dies at 31

About January 3, 1920

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 103 years, 5 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

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