Historical Events in January 1921

  • Jan 1 7th Rose Bowl: California beats Ohio State 28-0
  • Jan 2 1st religious service radio broadcast in US, KDKA-Pittsburgh
  • Jan 2 DeYoung Museum in Golden Gate Park opens
  • Jan 3 Turkey makes peace with Armenia
  • Jan 4 Eugene O'Neill's "Diff'rent" premieres in NYC
  • Jan 6 The Iraqi Army is formed
  • Jan 12 Kenesaw Mountain Landis becomes 1st commissioner of baseball
  • Jan 16 Eleftherios Venizelos becomes Prime Minister of Greece (4th time)
  • Jan 18 William Archer's "Green Goddess" premieres in NYC
  • Jan 19 Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras & El Salvador sign Pact of Union
  • Jan 20 British submarine HMS K5 (which was unusually equipped with steam turbines) sank with 57 crew during exercises in the Bay of Biscay
  • Jan 20 Dagestan ASSR forms in RSFSR
  • Jan 20 Mountain Autonomous Republic established in RSFSR
  • Jan 20 Republic of Turkey declared in remnants of Ottoman Empire
  • Jan 21 The Italian Communist Party was founded at Livorno.
  • Jan 25 Karel Cap├ęk's "RUR" premieres in Prague
  • Jan 26 Soccer team GVAV of Groningen Neth forms
  • Jan 26 Toronto St Pat Corb Denneny scores 6 goals vs Hamilton Tigers
  • Jan 29 Hurricane hits Washington & Oregon
  • Jan 30 French rapist-murderer Henri-Desire Landru sentenced to death