On This Day

What Happened on May 5, 1920

Historical Events

  • German-Latvian peace treaty signed
  • Italian migrant anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti charged with murder of a paymaster at a US shoe factory in Massachusetts, both are later executed
  • Polish troops occupy Kiev

Historic Event

US President Woodrow Wilson makes Communist Labor Party illegal

Famous Birthdays

  • Hidalgo Moya, American architect and designer (Skylon), born in Los Gatos, California (d. 1994)
1920 Highlights

About May 5, 1920

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 101 years, 8 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

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