On This Day

What Happened on December 31, 1921

Historical Events

  • Australasian Championships Men's Tennis, Perth: Australian Rhys Gemmell beats countryman Alf Hedeman 7-5, 6-1, 6-4
  • Last San Francisco firehorses retired

Famous Birthdays

  • Lynn Compton, American jurist (Sirhan Sirhan prosecutor) and commissioned officer (Easy Company, 101st Airborne), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2012)

Famous Deaths

  • Boies Penrose, American politician (U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania (1897-1921)), dies at 61
  • J√≥zsef Kiss, Hungarian literary (Zsido Dalok), dies at 78
1921 Highlights

About December 31, 1921

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 99 years, 3 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Capricorn