On This Day

What Happened on July 21, 1921

Historical Events

  • Indians (9) & Yankees (7) hit a record 16 doubles
  • To prove his contention that air power is superior to sea power, US Colonel William Mitchell demonstrates how bombs from planes can sink a captured German battleship

Famous Birthdays

  • Billy Taylor, American jazz pianist (Birdland), orchestra leader (David Frost Show), and broadcaster (NPR), born in Greenville, North Carolina (d. 2010) [1]
1921 Highlights

About July 21, 1921

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 99 years, 7 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Cancer