May 1920 calendar

May 1920

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in May 1920.
The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was David Lloyd George (Liberal), Pope Benedict XV was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on May 1920: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 1920?


  • 01 May 1920 Belgian-Luxembourg toll tunnel opens.
  • 02 May 1920 The first game of the Negro National League baseball is played in Indianapolis, Indiana.
  • 03 May 1920 A Bolshevik coup fails in the Democratic Republic of Georgia.
  • 05 May 1920 Polish troops occupy Kiev.
  • 07 May 1920 Kiev Offensive: Polish troops led by Jozef Pi?sudski and Edward Rydz-Smig?y and assisted by a symbolic Ukrainian force capture Kiev only to be driven out by the Red Army counter-offensive a month later.
  • 08 May 1920 46th Kentucky Derby: Ted Rice aboard Paul Jones wins in 2:09.
  • 15 May 1920 Russian Revolution: Russian White soldier Maria Bochkareva is executed in Soviet Russia.
  • 16 May 1920 Spanish bullfighter Joselito is fatally gored fighting his last bull.
  • 19 May 1920 Mexican Revolution: Álvaro Obregón's troops enter Mexico City.
  • 20 May 1920 Montreal, Quebec radio station XWA broadcasts the first regularly scheduled radio programming in North America.
  • 23 May 1920 Pope Benedictus XV publishes encyclical Pacem Dei.
  • 24 May 1920 Venustiano Carranza is buried in Mexico City all of his mourning allies are arrested. Adolfo de la Huerta is elected provisional president.
  • 26 May 1920 Anti-Soviet opposition in the Azerbaijan SSR launches an abortive revolt in Ganja.
  • 27 May 1920 Tatar ASSR is established in Russian SFSR.
  • 29 May 1920 The Great Louth Flood kills 23.
  • 29 May 1920 The Louth flood of 1920 was a severe flash flooding in the Lincolnshire market town of Louth, resulting in 23 fatalities in 20 minutes. It has been described as one of the most significant flood disasters in the United Kingdom during the 20th century.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in May 1920?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Rose Room
  2. - Oh How I Laugh When I Think That I Cried Over You
  3. - Swanee (from Sinbad)
  4. - Irene
  5. - Your Eyes Have Told Me So


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?