On This Day

What Happened on May 23, 1921

Historical Events

  • "Shuffle Along" 1st black musical comedy, opens in NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Humphrey Lyttelton, British jazz musician, actor and broadcaster (It's Great to Be Young), 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? 99 years, 4 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Gemini