January 1921 in History

Events in History

  • 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 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 Capék's "RUR" premieres in Prague
  • Jan 29 Hurricane hits Washington & Oregon
  • Jan 30 French rapist-murderer Henri-Desire Landru sentenced to death

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 1 Ismail al-Faruqi, Palestinian philosopher (d. 1986)
  • Jan 5 Jean BMRLAAM d'Aviano, grand duke of Luxembourg (1964- )
  • Jan 5 Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Konolfingen, Bern, Swiss playwright and novelist (The Physicists, The Visit)
  • Jan 6 Lou Harris, pollster (Lou Harris Poll)
  • Jan 8 Herta Bothe, Nazi concentration camp guard
  • Jan 13 Dachine Rainer, British writer (d. 2000)
  • Jan 14 Charles Gaupp, German/Dutch painter
  • Jan 14 Murray Bookchin, American libertarian socialist (d. 2006)
  • Jan 16 Francesco Scavullo, American photographer (d. 2004)
  • Jan 17 Antonio Prohias, Cuban cartoonist (d. 1998)
  • Jan 18 Robert Glaser, educational psychologist (National Assessment of Educational Progress), born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 2012)
  • Jan 18 Yoichiro Nambu, Japanese-born American Physicist (Nobel Prize 2008), born in Tokyo (d. 2015)
  • Jan 19 Patricia Highsmith, [Plangman], US/Swiss writer (Strangers on a Train)
  • Jan 19 "Billy Batts" Devino, American gangster (d. 1970)
  • Jan 20 Bernt Engelmann, Germany, writer
  • Jan 21 Barney Clark, 1st to receive a permanent artificial heart
  • Jan 21 Howard Unruh, American mass murderer
  • Jan 24 Bernard J Dwyer, (Rep-D-NJ, 1981- )
  • Jan 25 Russell Reading Braddon, Australian author
  • Jan 26 Akio Morita, Kasugaya Japan, CEO (Sony)
  • Jan 26 Eddie Barclay, French producer (Barclay Records) (d. 2005)
  • Jan 27 Donna Reed, Denison Iowa, (From Here to Eternity, Wonderful Life)
  • Jan 31 E. Fay Jones, American architect (d. 2004)

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 16 Politician Elpidio Quirino (30) weds girlfriend Alicia Syquia

6th President of the Philippines Elpidio Quirino
6th President of the Philippines
Elpidio Quirino

Deaths in History

  • Jan 2 Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg, Ger chancellor/PM (Prussia), dies at 64
  • Jan 7 Benno Erdmann, German philosopher (Logik I), dies at 69
  • Jan 18 Adolf von Hildebrand, German sculptor, dies at 73
  • Jan 22 Captain George Streeter, American riverboat captain and circus owner (b. 1837)
  • Jan 27 Maurice Vincent Buckley, Australian soldier (b. 1891)