On This Day

What Happened on May 23, 1921

Historical Events

  • Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake's musical "Shuffle Along" premieres on Broadway at Daly's 63rd Street Theatre, New York City [1]

Famous Birthdays

  • Humphrey Lyttelton, British jazz trumpeter and bandleader ("Bad Penny Blues"), and broadcaster (BBC2 - Best Of Jazz, 1967-2007; BBC4 - I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue, 1972-2008), born in Eton, Buckinghamshire (d. 2008)
  • James [Benjamin] Blish, US/UK, sci-fi author (Hugo, Star Trek Reader)
  • Loren Tindall, American actor (Meet Me on Broadway, Girl of Limberlost), born in Hastings, Oklahoma (d. 1973)
  • Montague Modlyn, broadcaster
  • Sanderson Temple, circuit judge
1921 Highlights

About May 23, 1921

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 100 years, 4 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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