On This Day

What Happened on July 2, 1921

Historical Events


Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

In boxing's first million dollar gate ($1.7m), world heavyweight champion Jack Dempsey KOs Frenchman Georges Carpentier in round 4 of his 3rd title defence; crowd 91,000 at Boyle's Thirty Acres in Jersey City, New Jersey

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Dempsey

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Warren G. Harding signs a joint congressional resolution declaring the official end of war with Germany

29th US President Warren G. Harding
29th US President
Warren G. Harding
  • Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Bill Tilden beats South African Brian Norton 4-6, 2-6, 6-1, 6-0, 7-5 for the third of 10 Grand Slam singles titles

Famous Birthdays

  • Maria Britneva, Russian actress (A Room with a View, Maurice), born in Petrograd, Russia (d. 1994)

Famous Deaths

  • Edwin Evans, Australian cricket spin bowler (6 Tests; 7 wickets), dies at 72
1921 Highlights

About July 2, 1921

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 99 years, 3 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Cancer