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

John Ford

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

Famous Deaths

  • William Crawford Gorgas, American physician and 22nd Surgeon-General of the U.S. Army (controlled yellow fever during building of the Panama Canal), dies at 65
1920 Highlights

About July 3, 1920

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 101 years, 4 months and 30 days
Leap Year: Yes

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