On This Day

What Happened on July 17, 1920

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Monroe, American newscaster (NBC-TV, Congressional Report), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

Person of interestGordon Gould

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

Physicist Gordon Gould
Gordon Gould
  • Helen Walker, American actress (Brewster's Million, Lucky Jordan), born in Worcester, Massachusetts (d. 1968)
  • Juan Antonio Samaranch, Spanish sports administrator (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? 100 years, 4 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Cancer