What Happened on June 5, 1920

Historical Events

Event of Interest

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

  • Philadelphia Athletics'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, German jazz pianist and big band bandleader, born in Herne, Germany (d. 1982)
  • Marion Motley, American NFL fullback (all-time leading AAFC rusher), born in Leesburg, Georgia (d. 1999)
Born in 1920

Famous Deaths

  • Rhoda Broughton, Welsh author (b. 1840)

About June 5, 1920

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 103 years and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

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