On This Day

What Happened on March 1, 1921

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Rwanda ceded to Great Britain
  • Sailors revolt in Kronstadt, Russia
  • Spin bowler Arthur Mailey takes 5 for 119 (record 36 wickets for series) to lead Australia to a 9 wicket 5th Test win over England in Sydney; first ever, 5-0 Ashes cricket series win for Australia

Famous Birthdays

  • Jack Clayton, film director
  • Richard Wilbur, 2nd US Poet Laureate (Ceremony, Walking to Sleep)
  • Terrence "Cardinal" Cooke, (NY)

Famous Deaths

  • Nicholas Petrovic Njegos, King of Montenegro (1910-18), dies at 79