On This Day

What Happened on August 8, 1921

Famous Birthdays

  • Esther Williams, American swimmer and actress (Dangerous when Wet), born in Inglewood California (d. 2013)
  • John Herbert Chapman, British physicist (d. 1979)
  • Roger Nixon, American composer, born in Tulare, California (d. 2009)
  • Vulimiri Ramalingaswami, Indian medical scientist (d. 2001)
  • Webb Pierce, American singer (In the Jailhouse Now), born in West Monroe, Louisiana (d. 1991)

Famous Deaths

  • Juhani Aho, Finnish journalist and writer (Panu, Tuomio), dies at 59
1921 Highlights

About August 8, 1921

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 99 years, 5 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Leo