On This Day

What Happened on November 2, 1920

Historical Events

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Warren G. Harding is elected President of the United States, defeating Democrat candidate James M. Cox

29th US President Warren G. Harding
29th US President
Warren G. Harding
  • Westinghouse radio station in East Pittsburgh, KDKA begins broadcasting, with presidential and local election returns

Famous Birthdays

  • Ann Rutherford, Canadian actress (Gone with the Wind, Whistling in the Dark), born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 2012)
  • Bill Mazer, American sports broadcaster (New York institution in sports reporting; sports trivia expert), born in Iziaslav, Ukraine (d. 2013)
  • Dick Sisler. American baseball utility, coach and manager (Cincinnati Reds; MLB All Star 1950), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1998)
  • Fabio Gonzalez-Zuleta, Colombian composer, born in Bogota (d. 2011)
  • Lewis Charles [Cholost], American actor (Topaz, Feather & Father Gang), born in NYC, New York (d. 1979)

Famous Deaths

  • Andre Dumont, Belgian mine engineer (Limburgs coal basin), dies at 73
1920 Highlights

About November 2, 1920

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 100 years, 1 month and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Scorpio