On This Day

What Happened on June 16, 1920

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Ryland, American tennis player (first African-American to play tennis professionally) and coach (Harold Solomon, Arthur Ashe, Venus & Serena Williams), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2020)
  • John Howard Griffin, American photographer, journalist and author (Black Like Me), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 1980)
  • José López Portillo, President of Mexico (d. 2004)
  • Raymond U. Lemieux, Canadian scientist (d. 2002)
1920 Highlights

About June 16, 1920

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 100 years, 5 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Gemini