What Happened on July 3, 1920

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Java Technical School, Bandung, opens
  • Royal Air Force holds an air display at Hendon, England
  • Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Bill Tilden, becomes first American male to win Wimbledon beating defending champion Gerald Patterson of Australia 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4
  • Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Suzanne Lenglen beats Dorothea Chambers 6-3, 6-0 to complete a sweep after taking the women's & mixed doubles titles

Famous Birthdays

  • John Lessard, American composer, born in San Francisco, California (d. 2003)
  • Louise Allbritton, American actress (The Egg and I, Stage Door, Got a Secret), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 1979)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Film director John Ford (26) weds Mary Smith (25)

Film director John Ford
Film director
John Ford

Famous Deaths

  • William Crawford Gorgas, American physician and 22nd Surgeon-General of the U.S. Army (help cure yellow fever), dies at 65