What Happened on July 2, 1921

Historical Events

Boxing 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 defens e; crowd 91,000 at Boyle's Thirty Acres in Jersey City, New Jersey

Event of Interest

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

Wimbledon Men's Tennis

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

1921 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Maria Britneva, Russian actress (A Room with a View, Maurice), born in Petrograd, Russia (d. 1994)
Born in 1921

Famous Deaths

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

About July 2, 1921

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 101 years, 11 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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