What Happened on July 23, 1921

Day of the Week: Saturday

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)
  • David Lawmn, CEO (Prestige Group)
  • Harry Hookway, Chief Executive of the British Library (1973-84) (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)