On This Day

What Happened on September 17, 1920

Historical Events

  • Cards set a record of 12 consecutive hits in 4th (10) & 5th (2) innings
  • National Football League is born in Canton, Ohio; 12 teams pay $100 each to join American Professional Football Association; re-named the NFL in 1922

Famous Birthdays

  • Dinah Sheridan, British actress (Genevieve, The Railway Children, Don't Wait Up), born in Hampstead, London (d. 2012)
  • Marjorie Holt, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Maryland), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 2018)
1920 Highlights

About September 17, 1920

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 99 years, 10 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Virgo