On This Day

What Happened on May 23, 1920

President Falls From Grace

Historical Events

  • Pope Benedictus XV publishes encyclical Pacem Dei

Famous Birthdays

  • Helen O'Connell, American big-band singer (Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra - "Green Eyes"; "Anapola"), and TV host (Today Show, 1956-58), born in Lima, Ohio (d. 1993)
  • Sid Melton [Sidney Meltzer], American actor (Green Acres, The Danny Thomas Show), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2011)

Famous Deaths

  • Svetozar Boroević, Austro-Hungarian field marshal, dies at 63
1920 Highlights

About May 23, 1920

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 101 years, 6 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

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