On This Day

What Happened on July 14, 1921

Historical Events

  • Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti convicted of killing their shoe company's paymaster and sentenced to death, in Dedham Massachusetts

Famous Birthdays

  • Geoffrey Wilkinson, English chemist (1973 Nobel Prize - organometallic compounds), born in Todmorden, England (d. 1996)
  • Leon Garfield, English children's author (Devil-in-the-Fog), born in Brighton, England (d. 1996)
  • Sixto Durán Ballén, Ecuadorian politician, President of Ecuador (1992-96), born in Boston, America (d. 2016)
1921 Highlights

About July 14, 1921

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 100 years, 11 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Cancer