What Happened in 1921 (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 273 of 273

  • Sep 21 Pope Benedictus XV donates 1 million lire to feed Russians
  • Sep 21 A storage silo at a BASF fertiliser producing plant explodes in Oppau, Germany, 500—600 killed.
  • Sep 22 Music Box Theater opens at 239 W 45th St NYC
  • Sep 22 The League of Nations accepts membership of independent Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania
  • Sep 26 Yankee Ruth hits HRs 57 & 58 to beat Indians 8-7
  • Sep 27 Yanks beat Indians 21-7 in Polo Grounds

Sport awardGolf Major

Sep 28 4th PGA Championship: Walter Hagen at Inwood CC Far Rockaway NY

Golfer Walter Hagen
Walter Hagen
  • Sep 29 Pirates drop doubleheader to Cards to allow idle Giants to clinch NL
  • Oct 1 WJZ, Newark NJ begins broadcasting

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Oct 2 NY Yankee Babe Ruth hits then record 59th HR

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Oct 4 League of Nations refuses to assist starving Russians
  • Oct 4 Riccardo Zanella becomes first elected president of Free State of Fiume.
  • Oct 5 1st World Series radio broadcast, Yanks beat Giants 3-0
  • Oct 5 Present constitution of Liechtenstein comes into effect
  • Oct 6 Century Theater opens at 7th Ave & 59th St NYC (demolished 1962)
  • Oct 6 Fewest hits in World Series Game, 5, Yanks (3) beat Giants (2), 3-0
  • Oct 6 International PEN is founded in London.
  • Oct 9 Babe Ruth's 1st WS homer; only Sunday game ever pitched by Carl Mays
  • Oct 10 NFL Decatur Staleys become Chicago Staleys, win 14-10
  • Oct 13 NY Giants beat NY Yankees, 5 games to 3 in 18th World Series
  • Oct 16 Babe Ruth, Bob Meusel, & Bill Piercy defy Landis ban on World Series
  • Oct 16 Jim Conzelman takes over as coach of Rock Island Independents from Frank Coughlin-only mid-game coaching change in NFL history
  • Oct 17 Belgium's public library law goes into force
  • Oct 18 Biding its time, Soviet Russia agrees to independence for the Crimea
  • Oct 19 Portuguese Prime Minister António Granjo and other politicians are murdered in a Lisbon coup
  • Oct 20 Germany and Allies comes to an agreements over reparation payments in a meeting at Wiensbaden
  • Oct 20 The French and Mustafa Kemal nationalists sign a treaty at Ankara fixing the Turko-Syrian border
  • Oct 21 Tuschinski Theater opens in Amsterdam
  • Oct 21 Former Hungarian King Karl stages a second attempted coup and is arrested
  • Oct 23 Green Bay Packers play 1st NFL game, 7-6 win over Minneapolis
  • Oct 23 Leos Janacek's opera "Kat'a Kabanova" premieres in Brno
  • Oct 26 Solomon Porter Hood named minister to Liberia
  • Oct 28 Amsterdam's Tuschinski movie theater opens
  • Oct 28 First American gubernatorial recall election is held in South Dakota. Governor Lynn Frazier loses to Ragnvald A. Nestos.
  • Oct 29 The Link River Dam, a part of the Klamath Reclamation Project, is completed.
  • Oct 31 Federation Sportive Feminine International forms (1st woman track & field association)
  • Nov 1 National Birth Control League & Voluntary Parenthood League merge as American Birth Control League
  • Nov 2 Eugene O'Neill's "Anna Christie" premieres in NYC

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Nov 4 The Sturmabteilung or SA (the "Brown Shirts") is formally formed by Adolf Hitler

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Nov 4 Japanese Prime Minister Hara Takashi is assassinated in Tokyo.
  • Nov 5 Soviet Russia signs a treaty with Mongolia, temporarily supporting the new government against China and Japanese incursions
  • Nov 7 Ed Wynn's musical "Perfect Fool" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 7 The Hungary passes a law invalidating the Habsburg line of succession to the throne

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Nov 9 Partito Nazionalista Fascista forms in Italy by Mussolini

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • Nov 11 President Harding dedicates Tomb of Unknown Soldier at Arlington Cemetery
  • Nov 12 Washington Conference for Limitation of Armaments

Film release premierFilm Release

Nov 13 "Sheik", a silent film starring Rudolph Valentino, is released

Silent Film Star Rudolph Valentino
Silent Film Star
Rudolph Valentino
  • Nov 13 US, France, Japan & British Empire sign a Pacific Treaty
  • Nov 14 The Communist Party of Spain is founded.
  • Nov 15 KYW-AM in Philadelphia PA begins radio transmissions
  • Nov 21 The trial of the accused of the Bulhoek Massacre commences in South Africa
  • Nov 23 Pres Harding signs Willis Campell Act (anti-beer bill) forbidding doctors prescribing beer or liquor for medicinal purposes
  • Nov 28 Ascension of 'Abdu'l-Baha (Baha'i festival-Qawl 6, 78)
  • Nov 29 Coldest day in November in Netherlands -14.0°C
  • Nov 29 Z Parenteau & Schuyler Green's musical "Kiki" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 1 1st US helium-filled dirigible makes 1st flight
  • Dec 1 US Post Office establishes philatelic agency
  • Dec 3 9th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Edmonton Eskimos, 23-0
  • Dec 4 The Virginia Rappe manslaughter trial against Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle ends in a hung jury.

AgreementTreaty of Interest

Dec 6 Anglo-Irish Treaty signed; Ireland receives dominion status; partition creates Northern Ireland

Irish Nationalist Leader Michael Collins
Irish Nationalist Leader
Michael Collins

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Dec 6 Mackenzie King, leader of the Labor Party and architect of a liberal coalition, becomes Prime Minister of Canada

10th Prime Minister of Canada Mackenzie King
10th Prime Minister of Canada
Mackenzie King
  • Dec 7 KWG-AM in Stockton CA begins radio transmissions
  • Dec 8 Eamon de Valera publicly repudiates Anglo-Irish Treaty
  • Dec 16 The Communist Party of South Africa (CPSA) calls for a united front in a pass burning campaign on Dingaan's Day
  • Dec 16 The Anglo-Irish Treaty, agreed to by the British Parliament and Sinn Fein, is ratified
  • Dec 20 AL votes to return to best-of-7 World Series, while NL votes best-of-9 Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis casts deciding vote for best-of-7
  • Dec 21 Supreme Court rules labor injunctions & picketing unconstitutional
  • Dec 23 Visva-Bharati University is inaugurated.

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Dec 23 Gangster Carlo Gambino enters the United States as an illegal immigrant on the SS Vincenzo Florio

Gangster Carlo Gambino
Carlo Gambino
  • Dec 28 The beginning of the Rand Rebellion in Southern Africa; the rebellion started as a strike by white mineworkers on and became an open armed rebellion against the state
  • Dec 29 Mackenzie King elected and sworn in as the 10th Prime Minister of Canada
  • Dec 31 Last San Francisco firehorses retired
  • Dec 31 14th Australasian Championships: Rhys Gemmell beats Alf Hedeman (7-5, 6-1, 6-4)

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 586

  • Apr 19 Glyn England, CEO (CEGB, Windcluster Ltd)
  • Apr 19 Will Ogdon, American composer, born in Redlands, California (d. 2013)
  • Apr 20 Donald Gunn MacRae, sociologist
  • Apr 20 Janine Sutto, French Canadian actress
  • Apr 21 Jack Fletcher, Forest Hills NY, actor, Grady, Bob Crane Show)
  • Apr 23 Janet Blair, Altoona Pa, actress (Leave it to the Girls, Smith Family)
  • Apr 23 Warren Spahn, left-handed pitcher (Boston/Milwaukee Braves)
  • Apr 24 Laci Boldemann, composer
  • Apr 25 Jean Mogin, Belgian poet
  • Apr 25 Karel Appel, painter (Vragende Children)
  • Apr 26 Harry Knutton, Maj-Gen/dir-general (London City & Guilds Institute)
  • Apr 26 Jimmy Giuffre, jazz musician
  • Apr 26 Margaret Gowing, professor (history, science)
  • Apr 28 Rowland Evans, White Marsh Pa, news reporter (CNN-Evans & Novak)
  • Apr 29 Cornelis de Jager, Dutch astronomer (Sun)
  • Apr 30 Roger Easton, American scientist & inventor (GPS), born in Craftsbury, Vermont (d. 2014)
  • May 1 12th Lord Middleton, English large landowner/multi-millionaire
  • May 1 Paul Daels, president (Flemish Iron Pilgrimage committee)
  • May 2 Satyajit Ray, Calcutta India, director (Goddess, Adversary)

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May 3 Sugar Ray Robinson [Walter Smith], American middle/welterweight boxer (1946-52, 55, 58), (d. 1989), born in Ailey, Georgia (d. 1989)

Middle/welterweight championship boxer Sugar Ray Robinson
Middle/welterweight championship boxer
Sugar Ray Robinson
  • May 3 Vasco dos Santos Goncalves, Portuguese leftist colonel
  • May 3 Joe Ames, American singer (d. 2007)
  • May 4 John van Kesteren, Dutch tenor (Komische Oper, West-Berlin)
  • May 4 Patsy Garrett, actress (Nanny & the Professor), born in Atlantic City, New Jersey
  • May 4 Edo Murtić, Croatian painter (d. 2005)
  • May 5 Sonja Oosterman, Dutch singer (Marketensters)

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May 5 Arthur Leonard Schawlow, American physicist, shared the 1981 Nobel Prize in Physics for his pioneering work with lasers, born in Mount Vernon, New York (d. 1999)

  • May 6 Erich Freid, Austrian and British writer, born in Vienna (d. 1988)
  • May 6 Freddy Randall, English jazz trumpeter, born in London (d. 1999)
  • May 6 Robert Fell, CEO (British Stock Exchange)
  • May 7 Gale Robbins, Chic, actress (Fuller Brush Girl, Mr Hex)
  • May 8 Graham Leonard, Bishop of London
  • May 8 Saul Bass, American graphic designer of logos and film titles, born in New York City (d. 1996)
  • May 9 Mona Van Duyn, American poet (d. 2004)
  • May 9 Daniel Berrigan, American Jesuit priest and peace activist (Vietnam War), born in Virginia, Minnesota (d. 2016)
  • May 9 Sophie Scholl, German anti-Nazi political activist, active in the non-violent resistance group, the White Rose (Die Weisse Rose), born in Forchtenberg, Germany (d. 1943)
  • May 10 Nancy Walker, American actress (Rhoda, McMillan & Wife), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • May 11 Ian Percival, British politician (C) and Solicitor General (d. 1998)
  • May 11 Hildegard Hamm-Brücher, German politician
  • May 12 Edvard Mikcaeli Mirzoyan, composer
  • May 12 Giovanni Benelli, archbishop (Florence)/Papal candidate
  • May 12 Henry Mackie, designer of the Belfast Calorimeter
  • May 12 Joseph Beuys, Germany, avant-garde painter/politician
  • May 12 Farley Mowat, Canadian writer and naturalist, born in Belleville, Ontario, (d. 2014)
  • May 12 Joe (born Otis W.) Maphis, Suffolk, Virginia, American country music guitarist
  • May 13 Syd[ney G] Vincent, British mine workers leader
  • May 14 Arve Opsahl, Norwegian actor (d. 2007)
  • May 16 Harry Carey Jr, Saugus California, actor (She Wore a Yellow Ribbon), (d. 2012)
  • May 16 Robert Croften Brown, politician
  • May 17 Dennis Brain, french-hornist (Serenade), born in London, England
  • May 17 John Garlick, British senior civil servant
  • May 17 Bob Merrill, American composer and lyricist (d. 1998)
  • May 18 Anthony Epstein, FRS/pathologist
  • May 19 Charles van de Reve, slavic (Belief of Kameraden)
  • May 19 Daniel Gelin, Angers France, Maria Schneider's dad, actor (Obsession)
  • May 19 Karel van het Reve, Dutch Slavist (Comrade's Religion)
  • May 20 John Harrison, British vice admiral/surgeon
  • May 20 John Marchi, US Senator (Rep-R-NY)
  • May 20 Wolfgang Borchert, German writer, born in Hamburg (d. 1947)
  • May 20 Hal Newhouser, American baseball player (d. 1998)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 21 Andrei Sakharov, Russian nuclear physicist and an activist for disarmament, peace and human rights (1975 Nobel), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1989)

Nuclear Physicist & Soviet Dissident Andrei Sakharov
Nuclear Physicist & Soviet Dissident
Andrei Sakharov
  • May 21 Leona Wood, painter and dancer, born in Seattle, Washington
  • May 23 Humphrey Lyttelton, jazz musician/actor (It's Great to Be Young)
  • May 23 James [Benjamin] Blish, US/UK, sci-fi author (Hugo, Star Trek Reader)
  • May 23 Loren Tindall, OK, actor (Meet Me on Broadway, Girl of Limberlost)
  • May 23 Montague Modlyn, broadcaster
  • May 23 Sanderson Temple, circuit judge
  • May 25 Hal David, New York, lyricist (Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head), (d. 2012)
  • May 25 Kitty Kallen, singer ("Little Things Mean a Lot"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • May 26 Frank Mooney, cricketer (dependable wicket-keeper for NZ in 13 Tests)
  • May 27 Caryl Chessman, kidnapper who got death penalty (1960)
  • May 27 Redd Stewart, Ashland City Tn, guitarist/pianist (Pee Wee King Show)
  • May 28 Heinz G. Konsalik, German author (d. 1999)
  • May 28 Tom Uren, Australian politician, Australian heritage and conservation campaigner, born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 2015)
  • May 29 Clifton James, actor (Buster & Billie, David & Lisa), born in NYC, New York
  • May 29 George Terry, chief constable (Sussex England)
  • May 29 James Clifton, actor (Live & Let Die), born in Spokane, Washington
  • May 31 Alida Valli, Pola Italy, actress (Miracle of the Bells, 3rd Man)
  • May 31 Andrew Grima, British jeweller
  • May 31 Robert Arthur Ley, UK, sci-fi author (Telepath, Power of X)
  • May 31 Howard Reig, American radio and television announcer
  • Jun 1 Nelson Riddle, Oradell NJ, musical conductor (Batman, Frank Sinatra)
  • Jun 2 Alexander Salkind, producer (Superman)
  • Jun 3 Forbes Carlile, Australian athlete and influential swimming coach, born in Melbourne (d. 2016)
  • Jun 4 Nina Vyroubova, Russ/French ballerina (Pavlova-prize 1957)
  • Jun 4 Bobby Wanzer, professional basketball player and coach (Rochester Royals), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • Jun 5 Lancelot Pierre, cricketer (1 Test WI v England 1948, 0-28)
  • Jun 7 Tal Farlow, American jazz guitarist (d. 1998)
  • Jun 8 Alexis Smith, Penticton BC Canada, actress (Jessica-Dallas, Follies)
  • Jun 8 Alwyn Williams, Vice-Chancellor (Glasgow U)
  • Jun 8 Sheila Ryan, KS, actress (Big Fix, Mule Train, Ringside, Caged Fury)

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Jun 8 Suharto, 2nd Pesident of Indonesia (1967- 98), born in Yogyakarta, Java (d. 2008)

2nd President of Indonesia Suharto
2nd President of Indonesia
  • Jun 8 LeRoy Neiman, American painter, (d. 2012)
  • Jun 9 Agnes Keleti, Hungary, gymnist (Olympic-gold-1952, 56)
  • Jun 9 Arthur Hertzberg, American Jewish scholar (d. 2006)
  • Jun 9 Forrest Bird, American aviator and inventor (1st respirators and ventilators), (d. 2105)
  • Jun 10 Philip Mountbatten, Greece, Duke of Edinburgh/Prince, Mr Elizabeth II
  • Jun 10 Jean Robic, French cyclist (d. 1980)
  • Jun 11 Beatrice "Fiet" van Ommeren-Samson, Suriname writer
  • Jun 11 Michael Meyer, UK, novelist/Ibsen translator (Hedda Gabler)

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