On This Day

August 20, 1920 in Sport

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in Sport

  • American Professional Football Association forms, which would later become the National Football League (NFL)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Preliminary meeting is conducted in Akron, Ohio to form American Professional Football Association and elect officers, installing Jim Thorpe as president

Versatile Athlete Jim Thorpe
Versatile Athlete
Jim Thorpe
  • Red Sox-Indians game postponed in Boston to allow Indian players to attend Ray Chapman's funeral in Cleveland