September 1920 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 1 France creates Greater Lebanon
  • Sep 1 New town hall of Rotterdam opens
  • Sep 2 W Somerset Maugham's "East of Suez" premieres in London
  • Sep 4 Last day of Julian civil calendar (in parts of Bulgaria)
  • Sep 5 Iron monument unveiled at Stone churches, Flanders
  • Sep 8 US Air Mail service begins (NYC to San Francisco)
  • Sep 14 The Trial of Sacco & Vanzetti: Sacco and Vanzetti indicted for murder
  • Sep 16 The "Wall Street bombing" occurs at 12:01 when a horse-drawn wagon explodes on Wall Street, New York, killing 38 and injuring 143
  • Sep 17 Cards set a record of 12 consecutive hits in 4th (10) & 5th (2) innings
  • Sep 20 Foundation of the Spanish Legion.
  • Sep 23 Alexander Millerand elected president of France
  • Sep 23 Despite Japanese protests, China withdraws recognition of Tsarists representatives in China
  • Sep 25 Vern Bradburn of Winnipeg Victorias kicks 9 singles in a game
  • Sep 28 Dirk Fock appointed as governor-general of Dutch East Indies
  • Sep 29 Belgium annexes Eupen/Malmö dy
  • Sep 29 Joseph Horne Company in Pittsburgh sells radios for $10
  • Sep 30 Time Square Theater opens at 217 W 42nd St NYC

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 1 Hubert Lampo, Flemish writer/essayist (Coming of Joachim Stiller)
  • Sep 4 Craig Claiborne, American food columnist (NY Times Cookbook), born in Sunflower, Mississippi (d. 2000)
  • Sep 4 Teddy Johnson, British singer (Pearl Carr & Teddy Johnson), born in Surbiton, Surrey (d. 2018)
  • Sep 5 Margaretha D Ferguson-Wigerink, Dutch author (Anna & her Father), born in Arnhem, Netherlands (d. 1992)
  • Sep 7 Harri Webb, Welsh poet and nationalist, born in Swansea, Wales (d. 1994)
  • Sep 9 Robert Wood Johnson III, American philanthropist (d. 1970)
  • Sep 9 Feng Kang, Chinese mathematician (d. 1993)
  • Sep 10 Fabio Taglioni, Italian motorcycle engineer (d. 2001)
  • Sep 12 Jan W. Schulte Nordholt, Dutch poet and historian (Blossoming Stone), born in Zwolle, Netherlands (d. 1995)
  • Sep 14 Alberto Calderón, Argentine mathematician, born in Mendoza, Argentina (d. 1998)
  • Sep 14 Mario Benedetti, Uruguayan journalist, novelist and poet, born in Paso de los Toros, Uruguay (d. 2009)
  • Sep 16 Hannie [Jannetje J] Schaft, "Girl with red hair"
  • Sep 16 Sheila Quinn, adviser (British Red Cross)
  • Sep 17 Marjorie S Holt, (Rep-R-MD, 1973- )
  • Sep 20 Jay Ward, American cartoonist (Rocky & his Friends, Bullwinkle), born in Berkeley, California (d. 1989)
  • Sep 22 Anders Lassen, Danish military officer (d. 1945)
  • Sep 23 Gerard W Taylor, South African/British surgeon
  • Sep 25 Sergei Bondarchuk, Soviet director (Destiny of a Man, War and Peace), born in Belozerka, Ukraine (d. 1994)
  • Sep 27 J K Gill, president (Saatchi & Saatchi)
  • Sep 29 Peter D. Mitchell, English chemist, Nobel laureate
  • Sep 30 Donald Keech, entrepreneur

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 27 Prime Minister of Australia Robert Menzies (25) weds Pattie Maie Leckie (21) at Kew Presbyterian Church in Melbourne, Australia

12th Australian Prime Minister Robert Menzies
12th Australian Prime Minister
Robert Menzies

Deaths in History

  • Sep 7 Simon-Napoléon Parent, Canadian politician and 12th Premier of Quebec (1900-05), dies at 64
  • Sep 15 Raimundo Madrazo y Garreta, Spanish Realistic painter, dies at 79
  • Sep 16 Daniel Andersson, Swedish poet/writer (Polar History), dies at 32