On This Day

What Happened on May 31, 1921

Historical Events

  • A large-scale race riot breaks out in Tulsa, Oklahoma, later described as the worst incident of racial violence in American history; around 150-300 African Americans killed [1]
  • Boston Red Sox 1st baseman John "Stuffy" McInnis begins an errorless string of 1,700 chances

Famous Birthdays

  • Alida Valli [Baroness Alida von Marckenstein-Frauenberg], Italian actress (The Paradine Case, The Third Man), born in Rome, Italy (d. 2006)
  • Andrew Grima, British jeweller
  • Howard Reig, American radio and television announcer
  • Robert Arthur Ley, UK, sci-fi author (Telepath, Power of X)
1921 Highlights

About May 31, 1921

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 100 years, 3 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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