On This Day

What Happened on December 21, 1891

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1st game of basketball, based on rules created by James Naismith, played by 18 students in Springfield, Massachusetts

Basketball Inventor James Naismith
Basketball Inventor
James Naismith

Famous Birthdays

  • John W. McCormack, American politician (D) Speaker of House (1962-70), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1980)
1891 Highlights

About December 21, 1891

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 128 years, 11 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Sagittarius