On This Day

What Happened on February 20, 1921

Historical Events

  • Riza Khan Pahlevi seizes control of Iran

Famous Birthdays

Joseph A. Walker

Joseph A. Walker, American experimental physicist, WWII and NASA test pilot (1st spaceplane flights to edge of outerspace), born in Washington, Pennsylvania (d. 1966)

Experimental Physicist, Astronaut and NASA Test Pilot Joseph A. Walker
Experimental Physicist, Astronaut and NASA Test Pilot
Joseph A. Walker
  • Mervin Shiner, American country singer, born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
  • Ruth Gipps, British prolific conductor and composer, born in Bexhill-on-Sea, England (d. 1999)
1921 Highlights

About February 20, 1921

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 100 years, 8 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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