On This Day

What Happened on July 27, 1920

Historical Events

  • 14th Tour de France: Belgian rider Philippe Thys becomes first to win the race 3 times
  • Radio compass used for 1st time for aircraft navigation
  • Resolute beats Shamrock IV (England) in 14th running of America's Cup

Famous Birthdays

  • James Munn, Scottish educationalist and commissioner (British University) (d. 2009)
1920 Highlights

About July 27, 1920

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 101 years, 4 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

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