On This Day

What Happened on February 20, 1921

Historical Events

  • Riza Khan Pahlevi seizes control of Iran

Famous Birthdays

  • Joseph A. Walker, American experimental physicist, WWII and NASA test pilot (1st spaceplane flights to edge of outerspace), born in Washington, Pennsylvania (d. 1966)
  • 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? 99 years, 8 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Pisces