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
  • Chicago jury brings in not guilty verdict against the Black Sox

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

  • Enrico Caruso, Italian operatic tenor (Faust), dies at 48
1921 Highlights

About August 2, 1921

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 99 years and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Leo