On This Day

What Happened on May 3, 1921

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • West Virginia imposes 1st state sales tax

Famous Birthdays

  • Joe Ames, American singer and actor (The Ames Brothers Show), born in Malden, Massachusetts (d. 2007)

Person of interestSugar Ray Robinson

Sugar Ray Robinson [Walter Smith], American middle/welterweight boxer (1946-52, 55, 58), born in Ailey, Georgia (d. 1989)

Middle/welterweight championship boxer Sugar Ray Robinson
Middle/welterweight championship boxer
Sugar Ray Robinson
  • Vasco Gonçalves, Portuguese army officer and 103rd Prime Minister of Portugal (1974-75), born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 2005)

Famous Deaths

  • Théodore Pilette, Belgian racing driver, dies at 36