What Happened on December 20, 1921

Historical Events

Sports History

AL votes to return to best-of-7 World Series, while NL votes best-of-9; Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis casts deciding vote for best-of-7

Famous Birthdays

  • George Roy Hill, American Academy Award-winning film director (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid; The Sting; Slap Shot; A Little Romance; The World According to Garp), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2002)
Born in 1921

Famous Deaths

  • Hans Hartwig von Beseler, German Colonel General, dies at 71
  • Julius Richard Petri, German microbiologist generally credited with inventing the device known as the Petri dish, dies at 69
1921 Highlights

About December 20, 1921

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 101 years, 9 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Sagittarius