Today in History for January 1921

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 18 of 18

1st - 7th Rose Bowl: California beats Ohio State 28-0
2nd - 1st religious service radio broadcast in US, KDKA-Pittsburgh
2nd - DeYoung Museum in Golden Gate Park opens
3rd - Turkey makes peace with Armenia
4th - Eugene O'Neill's "Diff'rent," premieres in NYC
12th - Kenesaw Mountain Landis becomes 1st commissioner of baseball
18th - William Archer's "Green Goddess," premieres in NYC
19th - Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras & El Salvador sign Pact of Union
20th - British submarine HMS K5 (which was unusually equipped with steam turbines) sank with 57 crew during exercises in the Bay of Biscay
20th - Dagestan ASSR forms in RSFSR
20th - Mountain Autonomous Republic established in RSFSR
20th - Republic of Turkey declared in remnants of Ottoman Empire
21st - The Italian Communist Party was founded at Livorno.
25th - Karel Capék's "RUR" premieres in Prague
26th - Soccer team GVAV of Groningen Neth forms
26th - Toronto St Pat Corb Denneny scores 6 goals vs Hamilton Tigers
29th - Hurricane hits Washington & Oregon
30th - French rapist-murderer Henri-Desire Landru sentenced to death

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 52 of 52

1st - Alain Mimoun O'Kacha, Algerian/French cross country (Oly-gold-1956), (d. 2013)
1st - Ismail al-Faruqi, Palestinian philosopher (d. 1986)
2nd - Glen Harmon, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2007)
3rd - John Russell, actor (Pale Rider, Rio Bravo), born in Los Angeles, California
5th - Jean BMRLAAM d'Aviano, grand duke of Luxembourg (1964- )
5th - Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Konolfingen, Bern, Swiss playwright and novelist (The Physicists, The Visit)
6th - Cary Middlecoff, golfer (1956 Vardon Trophy, 1955 Byron Nelson Award)
6th - Lou Harris, pollster (Lou Harris Poll)
7th - John Lanigan, tenor
8th - Herta Bothe, Nazi concentration camp guard
9th - Seymour Barab, composer
9th - Lister Sinclair, Canadian broadcaster and playwright (d. 2006)
10th - Rodger Ward, American race car driver (d. 2004)
11th - Gory Guerrero, professional wrestler (d. 1990)
12th - John Henry Davis Jr, Smithtown NY, weightlifter (Olym-gold-1948, 52)
12th - Leo Smit, Phila Penn, pianist/composer
13th - Dachine Rainer, British writer (d. 2000)
14th - Charles Gaupp, German/Dutch painter
14th - Mark Lawrence, pianist (Alice Pearce), born in Washington, D.C.
14th - Murray Bookchin, American libertarian socialist (d. 2006)
15th - Frank Thornton, English actor
16th - Francesco Scavullo, American photographer (d. 2004)
17th - Dehl Berti, Pueblo Colo, actor (John Taylor-Guns of Paradise)
17th - Antonio Prohias, Cuban cartoonist (d. 1998)
18th - Bruce Woodcock, boxer
18th - Robert Glaser, Providence, Rhode Island, educational psychologist (National Assessment of Educational Progress), (d. 2012)
18th - Yoichiro Nambu, Japanese-born American Physicist (Nobel Prize 2008), born in Tokyo (d. 2015)
19th - Patricia Highsmith, [Plangman], US/Swiss writer (Strangers on a Train)
19th - "Billy Batts" Devino, American gangster (d. 1970)
20th - Bernt Engelmann, Germany, writer
20th - Telmo Zarraonaindía, Spanish footballer (d. 2006)
21st - Barney Clark, 1st to receive a permanent artificial heart
21st - John Doucette, Brockton Mass, actor (Lock Up, Big Town)
21st - Todor Popov, composer
21st - Howard Unruh, American mass murderer
22nd - Andre Hodeir, composer
22nd - Andy Ganteaume, cricketer (WI batsman, 112 in only Test innings 1948)
24th - Bernard J Dwyer, (Rep-D-NJ, 1981- )
25th - Alfred Reed, composer
25th - Russell Reading Braddon, Australian author
26th - Akio Morita, Kasugaya Japan, CEO (Sony)
26th - Frantisek Chaun, composer
26th - Johannes Driessler, composer
26th - Eddie Barclay, French producer (Barclay Records) (d. 2005)
27th - Donna Reed, Denison Iowa, (From Here to Eternity, Wonderful Life)
28th - Alfred Marks, actor/comedian (Desert Mice, Scream & Scream Again)
29th - Anthony George, American actor (d. 2005)
30th - Bernie Leighton, West Haven Ct, orchestra leader (Chance of a Lifetime)
31st - Carol Channing, Wash, actress (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Hello Dolly)
31st - John Agar, actor (Fort Apache, Sands of Iwo Jima), born in Chicago, Illinois
31st - Mario Lanza, Phila, actor/singer (Great Caruso, Toast of New Orleans)
31st - E. Fay Jones, American architect (d. 2004)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 1 of 1

6th President of the Philippines Elpidio Quirino6th President of the Philippines Elpidio Quirino (16th) 16th - Politician Elpidio Quirino (30) weds girlfriend Alicia Syquia

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 10 of 10

2nd - Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg, Ger chancellor/PM (Prussia), dies at 64
7th - Benno Erdmann, German philosopher (Logik I), dies at 69
8th - Luis Villalba Munoz, composer, dies at 48
12th - Gervase Elwes, English tenor (b. 1866)
18th - Adolf von Hildebrand, German sculptor, dies at 73
22nd - Captain George Streeter, American riverboat captain and circus owner (b. 1837)
23rd - Wlasyslaw Zelenski, composer, dies at 83
25th - Mykola Dmytrovich Leontovych, composer, dies at 43
27th - Maurice Vincent Buckley, Australian soldier (b. 1891)
29th - Billy Gunn, English cricketer (11 test matches) and footballer, dies at 62

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