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1920 in Norway

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1920 in Norway
Decades:  1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s

Events in the year 1920 in Norway.

Contents

Incumbents

  • Monarch - Haakon VII
  • Events

  • 9 February – The League of Nations gives Spitsbergen to Norway.
  • 17–19 June – The Centre Party was founded.
  • Aalesund ship is discovered embedded in the earth south of Ålesund.
  • Notable births

  • 2 January - Anne-Sofie Østvedt, resistance leader
  • 7 January - Anders Bratholm, jurist and professor of jurisprudence
  • 10 January - Rut Brandt, writer and second wife of the German Chancellor Willy Brandt (died 2006)
  • 14 January - Helge Rognlien, politician and Minister (died 2001)
  • 19 January - Kåre Olafsen, resistance member, executed (died 1945)
  • 20 January - Thorleif Schjelderup, ski jumper, Olympic bronze medallist and author (died 2006)
  • 27 January - Gudmund Saxrud, civil servant and diplomat
  • 4 February - Ole J. Kleppa, physical chemist (died 2007)
  • 8 February - Sverre Farstad, speed skater and Olympic gold medallist (died 1978)
  • 15 February – Anne-Catharina Vestly, children's author (died 2008)
  • 17 February - Ivo Caprino, film director and writer (died 2001)
  • 21 February - Per Øisang, journalist and radio and television presenter (died 1967)
  • 3 March - Henry Gundersen, resistance member, executed (died 1945)
  • 10 March - Finn Ferner, sailor and Olympic silver medallist (died 2001)
  • 11 March - Kåre Kristiansen, politician (died 2005)
  • 19 March - Kjell Aukrust, author, poet and artist (died 2002)
  • 21 March – Trygve Moe, politician (died 1998)
  • 23 March – Lorentz Eldjarn, biochemist and medical doctor (died 2007).
  • 29 March – Hans Methlie Michelsen, judge
  • 4 April – Dagfinn Grønoset, author (died 2008)
  • 8 April – Kristian Asdahl, politician (died 2000)
  • 9 April – Otto Nes, television manager.
  • 10 April - Jakob Aano, politician
  • 12 April – Audun Hetland, illustrator (died 1998).
  • 22 April - Adolf Bogstad, resistance member, executed (died 1945)
  • 28 April - Egil Endresen, jurist and politician (died 1992)
  • 7 May - Einar Wøhni, politician (died 1987)
  • 10 May - Olaf Kortner, politician (died 1998)
  • 29 May - Bjarne Aagard Strøm, politician
  • 14 June - Ivar Mathisen, sprint canoer and Olympic silver medallist
  • 30 June - Hans Kristian Seip, forester
  • 2 July - Lars T. Platou, electrical engineer and politician (died 2003)
  • 13 July – Jens Christian Magnus, military officer and politician (died 2017).
  • 15 July - Gudmund Grytøyr, politician (died 2001)
  • 21 July - Gunnar Thoresen, international soccer player
  • 21 July - Harald Warholm, politician (died 1967)
  • 22 July - Ingvar Bakken, politician (died 1982)
  • 25 July - Merete Skavlan, actress, theatre instructor and director
  • 27 July - Olaf Poulsen, speed skater and president of the International Skating Union (died 2008)
  • 31 July - Per Hysing-Dahl, politician (died 1989)
  • 9 August - Kjeld Langeland, politician (died 1973)
  • 20 September - Rolf Kirkvaag, journalist and radio and television personality (died 2003)
  • 6 October - Edvard Beyer, literary historian, literary critic and professor (died 2003)
  • 9 October - Jens Bjørneboe, writer (died 1976)
  • 9 October - Jens Boyesen, diplomat and politician (died 1996)
  • 24 October - Per Saugstad, psychologist and professor
  • 26 October - Anne Valen Hestetun, politician
  • 3 November - Guttorm Hansen, writer and politician (died 2009)
  • 27 November - Johannes Bråten, politician (died 1997)
  • 5 December - Hallvard Eika, politician and Minister (died 1989)
  • 8 December - Ivar Martinsen, speed skater
  • 12 December - Tollef Landsverk, judge and civil servant (died 1988)
  • 19 December - Trygve Brudevold, bobsledder
  • Full date missing

  • Sverre Bergh, spy in Nazi Germany during World War II (died 2006)
  • Bjarte Birkeland, literary researcher (died 2000)
  • Jens-Halvard Bratz, businessman, politician and Minister (died 2005)
  • Rolf Arthur Hansen, politician and Minister
  • Simen Skjønsberg, journalist and writer (died 1993)
  • Notable deaths

  • 3 April - Fernanda Nissen, journalist, literary critic, theatre critic, politician and feminist pioneer (born 1862)
  • 18 May - Johan Henrik Paasche Thorne, businessperson and politician (born 1843)
  • 17 July - Christopher Bruun, Norwegian priest and educator.
  • Full date unknown

  • Anders Bergene, businessperson (born 1855)
  • Oskar Fredriksen, speed skater (born 1872)
  • Knut Gunnarsson Helland, Hardanger fiddle maker (born 1880)
  • Baard Iversen, businessperson and politician (born 1836)
  • Olaj Olsen, jurist and politician (born 1851)
  • Steinar Schjøtt, philologist and lexicographer (born 1844)
  • Andreas Lauritz Thune, engineer and businessman (born 1848)
  • References

    1920 in Norway Wikipedia


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