On This Day

What Happened on July 17, 1920

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Monroe, American newscaster (NBC-TV, Congressional Report), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Esperanza Baur, Mexican film actress, and John Wayne's second wife, born in Mexico City, Mexico (d. 1961)

Gordon Gould

Gordon Gould, American physicist (inventor of the laser), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)

  • Helen Walker, American actress (Brewster's Million, Lucky Jordan), born in Worcester, Massachusetts (d. 1968)
  • Juan Antonio Samaranch, Spanish sports administrator (7th President International Olympic Committee 1980-2001), born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 2010)
  • Rudolf Karpati, Hungarian sabres (Olympic gold 1956, 60)
1920 Highlights

About July 17, 1920

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 101 years, 4 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Cancer