On This Day

What Happened on May 5, 1921

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 1st ranger for Cleveland Metroparks hired
  • Miniature newspaper published (Brighton Gazette 10 x 13 cm)

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestArthur Leonard Schawlow

Arthur Leonard Schawlow, American physicist, shared the 1981 Nobel Prize in Physics for his pioneering work with lasers, born in Mount Vernon, New York (d. 1999)

  • Sonja Oosterman, Dutch singer (Marketensters) (d. 2008)

Famous Deaths

  • Alfred H Fried, Austrian/German pacifist (Nobel 1911), dies
  • William Friese-Greene, British photographer and inventor (motion pictures), dies at 65