On This Day

What Happened on July 23, 1921

Historical Events

  • Chinese communist party forms under guidance of Henk Sneevliet
  • Edward Gourdin of US sets long jump record at 25' 2 3/4"

Famous Birthdays

  • Calvert DeForest, American comedian (Larry "Bud" Melman), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2007)
  • Harry Hookway, English first Chief Executive of the British Library (1973-84), born in London, England (d. 2014)
  • Heinz Bennent, German actor (Possession, The Serpent's Egg), born in Stolberg, Germany (d. 2011)
  • Jerome Rosen, American composer and educator, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2011)
  • Peter Twiss, British test pilot (breaking the World Air Speed Record and being the first person to exceed 1,000 mph in flight), born in Lindfield, Sussex (d. 2011)
1921 Highlights

About July 23, 1921

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 100 years, 9 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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