On This Day

What Happened on November 21, 1920

Historical Events

  • Karel Čapek's "Vec Makropulos" premieres in Prague

Historic Event

Mussolini's squad begins terror, 11 die in Bologna, Italy

Film Release

Silent film "The Last of the Mohicans" released, adapted from James Fenimore Cooper's novel, starring Wallace Beery, Barbara Bedford


Famous Birthdays

  • Ralph Meeker [Rathgeber], American actor (Mister Roberts, Anderson Tapes, Night Stalker), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 1988)

Stan Musial

Stan Musial, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (24 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1942, 44, 46; NL MVP 1943, 46, 48; 7 × NL batting champion; St Louis Cardinals), born in Donora, Pennsylvania (d. 2013)


Famous Deaths

  • Caryl Florio [William James Robjohn], English-American composer, dies at 77
1920 Highlights

About November 21, 1920

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 101 years and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Scorpio