On This Day

What Happened on July 12, 1920

Historical Events

  • Lithuania and USSR sign peace treaty, Lithuania becomes independent republic

Famous Birthdays

  • Beah Richards, American actress, poet, playwright and author (Roots, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner), born in Vicksburg, Mississippi (d. 2000)
  • HonorĂ© Desmond Sharrer, American artist (Tribute to the American Working People), born in West Point, New York (d. 2009)
  • Keith Andes, American actor (Farmer's Daughter, Away All Boats), born in Ocean City, New Jersey (d. 2005)
  • Paul Foster, American singer (Soul Stirrers), born in Grand Cane, Louisiana (d. 1995)

Person of interestPierre Berton

Pierre Berton, Canadian author (War of 1812), born in Whitehorse, Yukon (d. 2004)


1920 Highlights

About July 12, 1920

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 100 years, 4 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Cancer