On This Day

What Happened on February 20, 1926

Historical Events

  • Montreal and Ottawa battle out just the second 0-0 tie in NHL history; dominant goalies are Clint Benedict (Maroons) and Alex Connell (Senators)

Famous Birthdays

  • Bobby Jaspar, Belgian jazz saxophonist, flautist and composer, born in Li├Ęge, Belgium (d. 1963)
  • Cameron Rusby, British Vice-Admiral
  • Dame Gillian Lynne [Pyrke], British dancer, choreographer and actress, known for Broadway work on "Cats" and "The Phantom of the Opera", born in Bromley, Kent (d. 2018)
  • Edgar Meuli, cricketer (opened NZ batting in Test v South Africa 1953)
  • Kenneth H Olsen, American electrical engineer, and co-founder of Digital Equipment Corporation, born in Bridgeport, Connecticut (d. 2011)
  • Richard Matheson, American author, (d. 2013)
  • Robert Eugene Richards, Ill, pole vaulter (Olympic gold 1948, 52, 56)
1926 Highlights

About February 20, 1926

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 95 years and 11 months
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Pisces