September 1921 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 1 Nederlander Theater opens at 208 W 41 St NYC (Billy Rose, Trafalgar)
  • Sep 3 KPB, Communist Party of Belgium forms
  • Sep 9 Guatamala, Honduras, and San Salvador agree to Central American Union
  • Sep 11 Nahalal, the first moshav in Israel, is settled.
  • Sep 15 Pope Benedictus XV publishes encyclical Alcohol Paraclitus
  • Sep 15 WBZ-AM in Boston MA begins radio transmissions
  • 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 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
  • Sep 29 Pirates drop doubleheader to Cards to allow idle Giants to clinch NL

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 1 Willem Frederik Hermans, Dutch writer (Mandarins on Sulfuric Acid)
  • Sep 3 Marguerite Higgins, American reporter and war correspondent, Pulitzer prize winner (d. 1966)
  • Sep 5 Jack Valenti, Pres (Motion Picture Association of America)
  • Sep 6 Robert Millar, journalist
  • Sep 6 Carmen Laforet, Spanish author (d. 2004)
  • Sep 6 Norman Joseph Woodland, inventor (barcode), born in Atlantic City, New Jersey (d. 2012)
  • Sep 7 Josep Lluís Núñez, Spanish President of FC Barcelona (1978 - 2000)
  • Sep 10 Cornelis A H Wagtho, student/resistance fighter
  • Sep 12 Stanislaw Lem, Lwów, Poland, sci-fi author (Solaris, Invincible)
  • Sep 16 Dusty Hughers, playwright
  • Sep 16 William Johnston, Chaplain to Queen of Scotland
  • Sep 17 Virgilio Barco Vargas, president of Colombia (1986-90)
  • Sep 19 Paulo Freire, Brazilian educator & writer (d. 1997)
  • Sep 24 Leonard Overton, British glider pilot (Arnhem 1944)
  • Sep 25 Remy C, de Kerckhove, Flemish poet
  • Sep 25 Robert Muldoon, premier NZ (1975-84)/chairman (IMF)
  • Sep 27 Dennis Nineham, British theologian, (d. 2016)
  • Sep 29 Miklos Jancso, Vac Hungry, director (Muzsika, Aube, Pacifist)
  • Sep 30 Eileen Zhang Ailing Chang, writer

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 3 American author and journalist Ernest Hemingway (22) marries 1st wife Hadley Richardson (29)


Deaths in History

  • Sep 2 Henry Austin Dobson, English poet (b. 1840)
  • Sep 2 Anthony Francis Lucas Croatian-born oil pioneer (b. 1855)
  • Sep 7 Alfred William Rich, watercolor painter (b. 1856)
  • Sep 11 Subramanya Bharathy, Tamil poet (b. 1882)
  • Sep 13 Italo Svevo, writer, dies at 59
  • Sep 13 Ludwig-Alexander von Battenberg [Mountbatten], adm (WW I), dies at 67
  • Sep 15 Roman von Ungern-Sternberg, Russ baron/general, dies
  • Sep 30 Oskar Panizza, German writer (Das Liebeskonzil), dies at 77