On This Day

What Happened on October 9, 1920

Historical Events

  • 1st World Series game in Cleveland, Indians win 2-1

Famous Birthdays

  • Jens Bjørneboe, Norwegian poet and writer (Dikt, Jonas), born in Kristiansand, Norway (d. 1976)
  • Vivienne Della Chiesa, American lyric soprano who sang on US radio during the 1940s and early 1950s (The American Album of Familiar Music, The Standard Hour), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2009)
  • Yusef Lateef [William Huddleston], American jazz saxophonist and flautist, born in Chattanooga, Tennessee (d. 2013)
1920 Highlights

About October 9, 1920

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 100 years and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Libra