October 1921 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 1 WJZ, Newark NJ begins broadcasting
  • 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 Present constitution of Liechtenstein comes into effect
  • Oct 6 Century Theater opens at 7th Ave & 59th St NYC (demolished 1962)
  • Oct 6 International PEN is founded in London.
  • 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 26 Solomon Porter Hood named US minister to Liberia
  • 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.

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 2 A Scott Crossfield, US Test pilot (XS-1)
  • Oct 2 Robert Runcie, [Kennedy], Archbishop of Canterbury, born in Liverpool, England
  • Oct 6 Yevgeniy Landis, Russian mathematician (d. 1997)
  • Oct 7 John Arthur Giles Gere, English art historian (Pre-Raphaelite painter)
  • Oct 8 Abraham Sarmiento, Filipino Supreme Court jurist
  • Oct 10 "Boy" [FHP] Trip, Dutch minister
  • Oct 17 George Mackey Brown, poet
  • Oct 17 Pricilla Lanford Buckly, editor/columnist (National Review)
  • Oct 18 Jesse Helms, (Sen-D/R-North Carolina, 1973- )
  • Oct 20 Hans Warren, Dutch writer/poet/critic (Secret Diary)
  • Oct 20 Pierre Laporte, Canada, journalist/statesman (Revolution Script)
  • Oct 22 Alexander Kronrod, Russian mathematician (d. 1986)
  • Oct 23 Tom Manders, Dutch cabaret artist (Dorus)
  • Oct 25 Brian Malzard Foss, psychologist
  • Oct 25 Michael I, King of Romania (1927-30, 40-47)
  • Oct 26 George Houston, land economist
  • Oct 26 George Forrest, Northern Irish MP (d. 1968)
  • Oct 27 Warren Allen Smith, American encyclopedist
  • Oct 29 Bill Mauldin, cartoonist (WW II Army grunts)
  • Oct 29 William Henry Mauldin, NM, political cartoonist (Pulitzer-1945, 59)

Deaths in History

  • Oct 18 King Ludwig III of Bavaria (b. 1845)
  • Oct 19 Antonio Granjo, premier (Portugal), murdered
  • Oct 23 John B Dunlop, Scottish inventor air tire (Dunlop Rubber), dies at 81