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] [2]
  • 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, Italian-born British jeweller known for his modern designs, born in Rome, Italy (d. 2007)
  • Howard Reig, American radio and television announcer
  • Robert Arthur Ley, English sci-fi author (Telepath, Power of X) (d. 1968)
Born in 1921

About May 31, 1921

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 101 years and 10 months
Leap Year: No

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