On This Day

What Happened on January 21, 1921

Historical Events

Book releaseHistoric Publication

British crime writer Agatha Christie publishes her first novel "The Mysterious Affair at Styles" introducing the character Hercule Poirot

Novelist Agatha Christie
Agatha Christie

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Italian Communist Party founded at Livorno by Amadeo Bordiga and Antonio Gramsci

Marxist Theorist and Politician Antonio Gramsci
Marxist Theorist and Politician
Antonio Gramsci

Famous Birthdays

  • Barney Clark, 1st to receive a permanent artificial heart
  • Howard Unruh, American mass murderer
  • John Doucette, American actor (The Lone Ranger, Lock Up, Big Town), born in Brockton, Plymouth County Massachusetts (d. 1994)
  • Todor Popov, Bulgarian composer, born in Dryanovo (d. 2000)
1921 Highlights

About January 21, 1921

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 99 years, 10 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aquarius