On This Day

What Happened on May 16, 1920

Historical Events


Joan of Arc (Jeanne D'arc) canonized a saint

  • Spanish bullfighter Joselito is fatally gored fighting his last bull

Famous Birthdays

  • Dave Philley, Texas, Major League Baseball switch-hitter (record 9 straight pinch hits), born in Paris, France (d. 2012)
  • Martine Carol [Maryse Mopurer], French actress (Lola Montèsm, Trente et quarante), born in Saint-Mandé, Seine (d. 1967)

Famous Deaths

  • Levi P. Morton, United States Vice President under Benjamin Harrision (b. 1824)
1920 Highlights

About May 16, 1920

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 101 years, 8 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

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