On This Day

What Happened on July 3, 1920

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

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


LoveWedding 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
1920 Highlights

About July 3, 1920

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 100 years, 4 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Cancer