What Happened in July 1921

Historical Events

  • 1st The Communist Party of China is founded.
  • 2nd 41st Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Bill Tilden beats Brian Norton (4-6 2-6 6-1 6-0 7-5)

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

2nd Jack Dempsey KOs George S Carpentier in 4 for heavyweight boxing title 1st million dollar gate ($1.7m) boxing match (Dempsey KOs Carpentier)

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Dempsey

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2nd Warren G. Harding signs a joint congressional resolution declaring the official end of war with Germany

29th US President Warren G. Harding
29th US President
Warren G. Harding
  • 11th Mongolia gains independence from China (National Day)

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12th Babe Ruth sets record of 137 career home runs

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 12th Indians (9) & Yankees (7) combine for an AL record 16 doubles
  • 14th Nicola Sacco & Bartolomeo Vanzetti convicted in Dedham Mass, of killing their shoe company's paymaster

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16th Encouraged by the British, King Constantine of Greece launches a drive to take Asia Minor from nationalists under Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

President and founder of the Republic of Turkey Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
President and founder of the Republic of Turkey
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
  • 18th Black Sox trial begins in Chicago
  • 20th Congresswoman Alice Mary Robertson became the first woman to preside over the US House of Representatives.
  • 21st Indians (9) & Yankees (7) hit a record 16 doubles
  • 21st To prove his contention that air power is superior to sea power, US Colonel William Mitchell demonstrates how bombs from planes can sink a captured German battleship

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22nd 25th US Golf Open: Jim Barnes shoots a 289 at Columbia CC in MD

Pioneering Golfer Jim Barnes
Pioneering Golfer
Jim Barnes
  • 23rd Chinese communist party forms under guidance of Henk Sneevliet
  • 23rd Edward Gourdin of US sets long jump record at 25' 2 3/4"
  • 24th 15th Tour de France won by Leon Scieur of Belgium
  • 27th 2nd government of Ruijs de Beerenbrouck forms

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27th Frederick Banting and Charles Best isolate insulin at the University of Toronto

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29th Cleveland's 125th anniversary celebration: Cy Young, 54, pitches 2 inn

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young
  • 29th New rules of language assumed (equal rights Flemings/Walen Belgium)

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29th Adolf Hitler becomes leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party.

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 30th The Communist Party of South Africa (CPSA) forms; the party changed its name to the South African Communist Party (SACP) in 1953, after it had been forced underground

Famous Birthdays

  • 1st Seretse Khama, 1st premier/president of Botswana (Bechuanaland)
  • 1st Sir Seretse Khama, Serowe, in the British Protectorate of Bechuanaland, Botswanan statesman and president
  • 3rd Susan Peters, actress (Random Harvest, Young Ideas), born in Spokane, Washington
  • 4th Gerard Debreu, France, economist (Nobel 1983)
  • 4th Tibor Varga, Hungarian violinist/orchestra leader (Ripley's Game)

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6th Nancy Reagan [Anne Francis Robbins], US First Lady (1981-89), born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)

US First Lady Nancy Reagan
US First Lady
Nancy Reagan

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6th Dmitri Polyakov, Soviet Major General and spy for the CIA, born in Ukraine (d. 1988)

Soviet General and Cold War Spy Dmitri Polyakov
Soviet General and Cold War Spy
Dmitri Polyakov

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7th Ezzard Charles, Lawrenceville Georgia, world heavyweight boxing champion (1949-51)

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Ezzard Charles
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Ezzard Charles
  • 7th Stanislaw Wislocki, composer
  • 7th Adolf von Thadden, German politician (d. 1996)
  • 9th Jacob J Hage, Dutch farmer/WW II resistance fighter
  • 10th Eunice Shriver, founder (Special Olympics)

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10th Jake LaMotta, middleweight boxing champ (1949-51) (Raging Bull), born in The Bronx, New York

World Middleweight Boxing Champion Jake LaMotta
World Middleweight Boxing Champion
Jake LaMotta
  • 10th Jeff Donnell, South Windham Maine, actor (Gidget Goes to Rome)
  • 10th Revaz Il'yich Lagidze, composer
  • 10th Harvey Ball, American inventor (d. 2001)
  • 11th Ilse Werner, Dutch-born actress
  • 12th Trevor Illtyd Williams, scientific writer
  • 12th Bob Fillion, French Canadian ice hockey player
  • 13th Charles Scribner Jr, music publisher (Scribner)
  • 13th Ernest Gold, composer
  • 13th Git Gay, Swedish actress and singer (d. 2007)
  • 13th Friedrich Peter, Austrian poltitician (d. 2005)
  • 14th Geoffrey Wilkinson, chemist
  • 14th Leon Garfield, English children's author (d. 1996)
  • 15th Jack Hamilton Beeson, composer
  • 16th Bernard Rogers, supreme Allied commander Europe
  • 16th Trevor Williams, scientific consultant
  • 17th Acquanetta, [Mildred Davenport], Wyo, actress (Tarzan & Leopard Woman)
  • 17th George Barnes, Chicago Hgts, guitarist (Skip Farrell Show)
  • 17th František Zvarík, Slovakian actor

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17th Toni Stone [Marcenia Lyle Alberga], St. Paul Minnesota, American baseball player (first woman to play in a men's league)

Baseball Player Toni Stone
Baseball Player
Toni Stone
  • 18th John H Glenn Jr, Cambridge OH, astronaut (Mer 7, sk:STS 95)/(Sen-D-Oh)
  • 19th Rosalyn Yalow, medical physicist
  • 20th Frederick Schroeder Jr, tennis champ (US Open-1942)
  • 21st Billy Taylor, Greenville NC, orchestra leader (David Frost Show)
  • 22nd William V Roth Jr, (Sen-R-Delaware, 1971- )
  • 23rd Calvert DeForest, comedian (Larry "Bud" Melman), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 23rd David Lawmn, CEO (Prestige Group)
  • 23rd Harry Hookway, pro-chancellor (Loughborough University)
  • 23rd Heinz Bennent, Aachen Germany, Actor (Possession)
  • 23rd Jerome Rosen, composer
  • 23rd Peter Twiss, test pilot
  • 24th Giuseppe Di Stefano, Italian operatic tenor (d. 2008)
  • 25th John Christopherson, artist/collector
  • 26th Jean Shepherd, American writer (d. 1999)
  • 27th Émile Genest, Quebec actor (d. 2003)
  • 29th Aled Eames, maritime historian
  • 29th Richard Egan, actor (Empire, Redigo, Pollyanna), born in San Franciso, California
  • 30th Georg G Lampe, Dutch painter/director (Free Academy)
  • 30th Jacques Vander Schueren, Belgium, minister of Economic Affairs
  • 30th Grant Johannesen, American pianist (d. 2005)
  • 31st Whitney M Young Jr, civil rights leader, head of Urban League
  • 31st Peter Benenson, British founder of Amnesty International (d. 2005)

Famous Deaths

  • 2nd Edwin Evans, cricketer (6 Tests for Australia), dies
  • 11th Gabriel Lippmann, French physicist, dies at 75
  • 27th Engelbert Humperdinck, composer, dies at 66