On This Day

What Happened on October 29, 1920

Historical Events

  • Ed Barrow appointed GM of NY Yankees

Famous Birthdays

  • Baruj Benacerraf, Venezuelan-American immunologist (Nobel 1980 - discovery of genes that regulate immune responses and of the role that some of these genes play in autoimmune diseases), born in Caracas, Venezuela (d. 2011)
  • Didymos I, Catholicos of the East and Malankara Metropolitan (2005-10), born in Mavelikkara, India (d. 2014)

Famous Deaths

  • Johann Ernst Perabo, composer, dies at 74
1920 Highlights

About October 29, 1920

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 99 years, 9 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Scorpio