On This Day

What Happened on October 15, 1920

Famous Birthdays

  • Henri Verneuil, French-Armenian playwright and film director (Mélodie en sous-sol), born in Rodosto, Ottoman Turkey (d. 2002)

Person of interestMario Puzo

Mario Puzo, American novelist (The Godfather, Cotton Club, Earthquake), born in NYC, New York (d. 1999)

Novelist Mario Puzo
Mario Puzo

Famous Deaths

  • Hendrik Peter Staal, Dutch reformed officer and politician, dies at 75
1920 Highlights

About October 15, 1920

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 100 years, 9 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Libra