On This Day

1920 in Film & Television History

Events in Film & TV

  • Jan 4 Amsterdam actors decide to strike for retirement benefits
  • Jan 29 Walt Disney starts work as an artist with KC Slide Co for $40 a week

Weddings in Film & TV

Divorces in Film & TV

  • Mar 2 Actress Mary Pickford (27) divorces actor Owen Moore (33) after 9 years of marriage

Actors and Actresses Who Died in 1920

  • Jan 20 Georg Lurich, Estonian wrestler and strongman of the early 20th century, dies at 43
  • Aug 2 Ormer Locklear, American movie stunt pilot (The Great Air Robbery), dies at 28
  • Sep 5 Robert Harron, American actor (Birth of a Nation, Intolerance), accidentally shot to death at 27