On This Day

What Happened on August 7, 1921

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Dutch cyclist Piet Moeskops wins the 1st of 4 straight, and 5 total world sprint championships when he beats defending champion Bob Spears of Australia in Copenhagen

Famous Birthdays

  • Karel Husa, Czech-American Pulitzer prize winning composer (Trojan Women), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 2016)
  • Manitas de Plata, flamenco guitarist, born in S├Ęte, France (d. 2014)

Famous Deaths

  • Alexander A Block, Russian poet (Dvenatsat), dies at 40