||We know of 3 events of note in literature and the arts that occurred on September 20:
- Robert Greene's confessional publication Greene's Groatsworth of Wit, Bought with a Million of Repentance, was published on this day in 1592. In it he makes references to Shakespeare as an "upstart crow."
- The most famous editor in American literary history, Max Perkins at Scribner's, was born on this day in 1884. His most famous clients were Fitzgerald, Hemingway, and Wolfe.
- William Shakespeare's father John Shakespeare was finally granted a coat of arms by the Collage of Heraldry on this day in 1596.