On This Day

What Happened on October 1, 1920

Historical Events

  • Dutch law provides for an 8 hour working day
  • Sir Percy Cox landed in Basra to assume his responsibilities as high commissioner in Iraq.

Famous Birthdays

  • Lon "Lonny" Chapman, American actor (Investigator, For the People), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma (d. 2007)
  • Walter Matthau, American actor and comedian (The Odd Couple, Bad News Bears), born in NYC, New York (d. 2000)
1920 Highlights

About October 1, 1920

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 101 years and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

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