What Happened on October 1, 1920

Day of the Week: Friday

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

  • Lonny Chapman, actor (Investigator, For the People), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Walter Matthau, American actor (Odd Couple, Bad News Bears), born in NYC, New York