On This Day

What Happened on May 20, 1920

Historical Events

  • Mexican President Venustiano Carranza, under attack by American petroleum companies, faces an armed rebellion by right-wing Sonoro triumvirate after nationalizing subsoil rights
  • Policemen raid the Cubs' bleachers & arrest 24 fans for gambling

Famous Birthdays

  • Elizabeth "Betty" Driver, British singer and actress (Coronation Street, Pardon the Expression), born in Leicester, England (d. 2011)
  • John Cruickshank, banker
  • William Simpson, British trade union leader
1920 Highlights

About May 20, 1920

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 101 years, 6 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

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