On This Day

What Happened on October 31, 1920

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Romania annexes Bessarabia

Famous Birthdays

  • Dedan Kimathi, Kenyan freedom fighter, born in Nyeri District, Central Province, Kenya (d. 1957)
  • Dick Francis, British jockey and detective writer (Whip Hand, High Stakes), born in Lawrenny, Pembrokeshire, Wales (d. 2010)
  • Fritz Walter, German footballer, born in Kaiserslautern, Germany (d. 2002)
  • Helmut Newton, German photographer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2004)
  • Joseph Gelineau, French Catholic Jesuit priest and composer, born in Maine-et-Loire, France (d. 2008)

Famous Deaths

  • Alphonse Desjardins, founder of the Caisses populaires Desjardins (b. 1854)