On This Day

What Happened on March 16, 1920

Historical Events

  • 1 Acre Park also known as Baby Park in the Bronx renamed Melrose Park

Famous Birthdays

  • Dorothea Binz, Nazi war criminal (d. 1947)
  • John Addison, British Academy and BAFTA Award-winning film score composer (Tom Jones; A Bridge Too Far; Centennial), born in Surrey, England (d. 1998)
  • Percy Mansell, cricketer (leg-spin all-rounder in 13 Tests for South Africa)
  • Reginald "Leo" McKern, Australian actor (Blue Lagoon, Help, Mouse that Roared), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 2002)
  • Sid Fleischman, American author, and screenplay writer (The Whipping Boy; Blood Alley: The Abracadabra Kid), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2010)
  • Traudl Junge, German secretary to Adolf Hitler, born in Munich (d. 2002)
1920 Highlights

About March 16, 1920

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 101 years, 7 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

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