The 1920s was the decade that started on January 1, 1920 and ended on December 31, 1929. This decade was known om the U.S. as the Roaring Twenties or the Jazz Age.
|Centuries:||19th century – 20th century – 21st century|
|Decades:||1890s 1900s 1910s – 1920s – 1930s 1940s 1950s|
|Years:||1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929|
|Categories:||Births – Deaths – Architecture|
Establishments – Disestablishments
The most important eventsEdit
- 1920 – Prohibition began in the United States. Criminal activity associated with alcohol.
- 1922 – The Soviet Union was founded as a dictatorship.
- 1922 – Howard Carter discovered the tomb of the Egyptian King Tutankhamun.
- 1922 – Southern Ireland gained independence from the United Kingdom.
- 1929 – Black Tuesday, which lead to the Great Depression.
- Role of the depression in stimulating the career of Adolf Hitler in Germany
- Prime Minister Stanley Bruce (Australia)
- Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King (Canada)
- President Sun Yat-sen (Republic of China)
- President Chiang Kai-shek (Republic of China)
- President Friedrich Ebert (Germany)
- President Paul von Hindenburg (Germany), later replaced by Adolf Hitler.
- Ahmad Shah Qajar of Qajar dynasty (Persia/Iran)
- Reza Shah Pahlavi of Pahlavi Dynasty (Iran)
- King Victor Emmanuel III (Italy)
- Prime Minister Benito Mussolini (Italy)
- President W.T. Cosgrave (Irish Free State)
- President Mustafa Kemal Atatürk) (Turkey)
- Emperor Hirohito (Japan)
- Pope Pius XI
- Józef Piłsudski (Poland)
- Vladimir Lenin (Soviet Union)
- Joseph Stalin (Soviet Union)
- King Alfonso XIII (Spain)
- King George V (United Kingdom)
- Prime Minister David Lloyd George (United Kingdom)
- Prime Minister Andrew Bonar Law (United Kingdom)
- Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin (United Kingdom)
- Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald (United Kingdom)
- President Woodrow Wilson (United States)
- President Warren G. Harding (United States)
- President Calvin Coolidge (United States)
- President Herbert Hoover (United States)
- Albert Einstein (German physicist)
- Paul von Hindenburg (president of Germany)
- King George V (King of the United Kingdom)
- Vladimir Lenin (leader of the USSR)
- Pope Pius XI (Pope in the 1920s)
- Joseph Stalin (leader of the USSR)
- King Victor Emmanuel III (king of Italy)