What Happened on May 5, 1921

Historical Events

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

Chanel No. 5 Released

Perfume Chanel No. 5 released by fashion designer Coco Chanel

1921 History

Famous Birthdays

Arthur Leonard SchawlowArthur Leonard Schawlow (1921-1999)

American physicist who shared the 1981 Nobel Prize in Physics for his pioneering work with lasers, born in Mount Vernon, New York

  • Sonja Oosterman, Dutch pop singer and lyricist (De Marketentsters en De Musketiers), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 2008)
Born in 1921

Famous Deaths

  • Alfred Hermann Fried, German pacifist (Nobel 1911-co-founder of the German peace movement), dies at 56
  • William Friese-Greene, British photographer and inventor (motion pictures), dies at 65

About May 5, 1921

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 102 years and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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