On This Day

What Happened on December 21, 1891

Historical Events

Sports History

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

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? 129 years, 11 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Sagittarius