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