On This Day

What Happened on July 21, 1920

Historical Events

  • Irish Nationalist and Loyalists engage in street fighting over the issue of Irish independence from Britain, though Loyalist are reinforced by 1500 British Auxiliaries and 5800 British troops

Famous Birthdays

  • Constantly Nieuwenhuys, Dutch painter (Uprising of Homo Ludens), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 2005)
  • Isaac Stern, American-Ukrainian violinist (debut San Francisco Symphony), born in Kremenets, Ukraine, Soviet Union (d. 2001)
  • Manuel Valls, Spanish composer, born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 1984)
1920 Highlights

About July 21, 1920

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 100 years, 4 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Cancer