What Happened on August 3, 1921

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 1st aerial crop dusting in Troy, Ohio, to kill caterpillars
  • MLB Commissioner Kenesaw Landis hands out life bans to 8 Chicago White Sox players accused in Black Sox scandal despite their acquittal by a Chicago jury

Famous Birthdays

  • Alec Wyton, English-born American composer, born in London (d. 2007)
  • Hayden Carruth, American poet (The Crow and the Heart), born in Waterbury, Connecticut (d. 2008)
  • Marilyn Maxwell, American actress and entertainer (Champion, The Lemon Drop Kid, East of Sumatra), born in Clarinda, Iowa (d. 1972)
  • Richard Adler, American composer and songwriter (Pajama Game, Damn Yankees), born in NYC, New York (d. 1923)