On This Day

What Happened on June 5, 1920

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1st rivet driven on Bank of Italy headquarters at 1 Powell in San Francisco (later Bank of America)

Banker and Entrepreneur Amadeo Giannini
Banker and Entrepreneur
Amadeo Giannini
  • A's VP Thomas Shibe denies charges that baseballs are livelier

Famous Birthdays

  • Cornelius Ryan, Irish war reporter and historian (Bridge too Far), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1974)
  • Kurt Edelhagen, West German jazz pianist (Klimbim)
  • Marion Motley, American NFL fullback (all-time leading AAFC rusher), born in Leesburg, Georgia (d. 1999)

Famous Deaths

  • Rhoda Broughton, Welsh author (b. 1840)