On This Day

What Happened on May 21, 1904

Historical Events

  • Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) forms in Paris
  • France recalls its ambassador to the Vatican to protest the Pope's attempt to discipline two French bishops; this is yet another incident driving France and the Catholic Church apart

Famous Birthdays

  • Robert Montgomery, American actor and director (Robert Montgomery Presents, Earl of Chicago, Yellow Jack), born in Fishkill Landing, New York (d. 1981)

Person of interestFats Waller

Thomas "Fats" Waller, American jazz organist, piano player, singer and composer ("Ain't Misbehavin'"; "Honeysuckle Rose";"Hot Chocolate"), born in NYC, New York (d. 1943)

Jazz Musician and Songwriter Fats Waller
Jazz Musician and Songwriter
Fats Waller

1904 Highlights

About May 21, 1904

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 117 years and 5 months
Leap Year: Yes

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