On This Day

What Happened on January 12, 1921

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Kenesaw Mountain Landis becomes 1st commissioner of baseball

Famous Birthdays

  • John Henry Davis Jr, American weightlifter (Olym-gold-1948, 52), born in Smithtown, New York
  • Leo Smit, Dutch composer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1943)

Famous Deaths

  • Gervase Elwes, English tenor (b. 1866)