On This Day

What Happened on May 3, 1921

Historical Events

  • Northern Ireland is created under the UK Government of Ireland Act partitioning off six north eastern counties with a Protestant majority
  • 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
1921 Highlights

About May 3, 1921

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 100 years, 5 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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