On This Day

What Happened on October 31, 1920

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 (1. FC Kaiserslautern) and captain of West Germany, 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, dies at 65
1920 Highlights

About October 31, 1920

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 99 years, 11 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Scorpio