On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 1921

Historical Events

  • 7th Rose Bowl: California beats Ohio State 28-0

Famous Birthdays

  • Alain Mimoun, Algerian/French distance runner (Olympic marathon gold 1956; 3 x silver 1948, 52), born in Telagh, Algeria (d. 2013)
  • Ismail al-Faruqi, Palestinian philosopher, born in Jaffa, British-mandate Palestine (d. 1986)
1921 Highlights

About January 1, 1921

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 99 years, 10 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Capricorn