How many years ago was 1920?

1920 was 104 years ago.

104 years have passed between June 20th, 1920, and June 20th, 2024. It was 37,986 days ago.

How long ago was 1920?

To put into perspective how long ago 1920 was:

  • The vast majority of people born in 1920 have passed away.
  • Ten decades have passed since then.
  • Television did not exist at the time. Back then, radio was the medium of choice.
  • The First World War had only ended one years previously.
  • Many families in the United States didn't have electricity yet.
  • The Moon is moving away from Earth at roughly 1.49 inches per year. That means that it has moved away by about 155 inches since 1920.
  • There have been roughly 5,408 weekends since then.
  • Alcohol was illegal in the United States due to prohibition.
  • Ireland was still a part of the United Kingdom.
  • The Earth has travelled 468 billion miles through space since 1920.
  • People were using rotary phones.
  • Kitchens did not have toasters.
  • Sliced bread wasn't the norm.
  • Due to the expansion of the Atlantic Ocean, the distance between the United States and Europe has grown 3 meters since 1920.
  • Vladimir Lenin was still alive.
  • The Russian Revolution was taking place.
  • Aerosol spray cans didn't exist.
  • Sunglasses weren't a thing yet.
  • Most cars did not have radios.

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