What Happened on October 2, 1920

Historical Events

  • Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates play first and only MLB triple header in the 20th century; Reds win the first two games, 13-4 and 7-3; Pirates avoid the sweep in the finale, 6-0
  • The Chinese sign an agreement with the Russo-Asiatic Bank, largely French and Russian controlled, which will oversee the Chinese Eastern Railway, but give local supervision to China

Famous Birthdays

  • Spec Shea, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star, World Series 1947; NY Yankees, Washington Sens), born in Naugatuck, Connecticut (d. 2002)
  • William Cramond, Scottish psychiatrist and vice-chancellor (Stirling University), born in Aberdeen, Scotland (d. 2004)
Born in 1920

Famous Deaths

  • Max Bruch, German composer (Kol Nidre), dies at 82
  • Winthrop M. Crane, American politician, 40th Governor of Massachusetts, dies at 67

About October 2, 1920

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 102 years, 11 months and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

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