On This Day

What Happened on October 10, 1920

Historical Events

  • Cleveland Indians outfielder Elmer Smith hits baseball's first ever World Series grand slam (Game 5, 1920)
  • Indian Bill Wambsganns makes 1st unassisted World Series triple play
  • Italy annexes South Tirol (Alto Adige)
  • Phoenix Cardinals (then in Chicago) play 1st NFL game, a 0-0 tie

Famous Birthdays

  • Frank Sinkwich, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Heisman Trophy 1942, U of Georgia; NFL Draft #1 pick Detroit Lions 1943; NFL MVP 1944), born in Starjak, Croatia (d. 1990)
1920 Highlights

About October 10, 1920

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 101 years and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

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