On This Day

What Happened on August 21, 1904

Famous Birthdays

  • (William) "Count" Basie, jazz pianist, organist, and bandleader ("One O'Clock Jump"; "April In Paris"), born in Red Bank, New Jersey (d. 1984)
1904 Highlights

About August 21, 1904

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 117 years, 5 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Leo