On This Day

What Happened on January 20, 1921

Historical Events

  • British submarine HMS K5 (which was unusually equipped with steam turbines) sinks with 57 crew during exercises in the Bay of Biscay
  • Dagestan ASSR forms in RSFSR
  • Mountain Autonomous Republic established in RSFSR
  • Republic of Turkey declared out of remnants of Ottoman Empire

Famous Birthdays

  • Bernt Engelmann, German writer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1994)
  • Connie Haines [Yvonne Jasme], American big-band vocalist (Harry James; Tommy Dorsey), born in Savannah, Georgia, (d. 2008)
  • Telmo Zarraonaindía, Spanish footballer, born in Erandio, Spain (d. 2006)
1921 Highlights

About January 20, 1921

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 100 years, 6 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aquarius