What Happened on September 16, 1920

Historical Events

Wall Street Bombing

The "Wall Street bombing" occurs at 12:01 when a horse-drawn wagon explodes on Wall Street, New York, killing 38 and injuring 143

Famous Birthdays

  • Hannie Schaft, Dutch communist resistance fighter known as the "Girl with red hair", born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1945)
  • John MacKenzie, Scottish-Canadian bagpiper and pipe-major, born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1996) [1]
  • Sheila Quinn, British nurse and adviser (British Red Cross), born in Blackpool, England (d. 2016)
Born in 1920

Famous Deaths

  • Daniel Andersson, Swedish poet and writer (Polar History), dies at 32
1920 Highlights

About September 16, 1920

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 102 years, 8 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

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