On This Day

What Happened on September 4, 1920

Historical Events

  • Last day of Julian civil calendar (in parts of Bulgaria)
  • Man o' War wins the 1 5/8-mile Lawrence Realization Stakes at Belmont Park by 100 lengths, the largest winning margin in modern thoroughbred racing history; world record time 2.40.8

Famous Birthdays

  • Clemar Bucci, Argentine racing driver, born in Zenón Pereyra, Santa Fe, Argentina (d. 2011)
  • Craig Claiborne, American food columnist (NY Times Cookbook), born in Sunflower, Mississippi (d. 2000)
  • Harold "Shot" Jackson, American country dobro player, and pedal steel guitarist (Roy Acuff), and guitar designer and builder (Sho-Bud), born in Wilmington, North Carolina (d. 1991)
  • Teddy Johnson, British singer (Pearl Carr & Teddy Johnson), born in Surbiton, Surrey (d. 2018)
1920 Highlights

About September 4, 1920

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 101 years, 3 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

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