On This Day

What Happened on November 2, 1920

Historical Events

Election of Interest

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

  • 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? 101 years, 1 month and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

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