On This Day

What Happened on August 2, 1921

Historical Events

  • After 3 hours deliberation a Chicago jury acquits 8 Chicago White Sox accused in Black Sox scandal; next day they are banned from organised baseball for life

Famous Birthdays

  • Alan Whicker, British journalist and TV broadcaster (Whicker's World), born in Cairo, Egypt (d. 2013)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestEnrico Caruso

Enrico Caruso, Italian operatic tenor (Faust), dies at 48

Operatic Tenor Enrico Caruso
Operatic Tenor
Enrico Caruso

1921 Highlights

About August 2, 1921

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 99 years, 11 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Leo