On This Day

What Happened on May 5, 1921

Historical Events

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Perfume Chanel No. 5 released by fashion designer Coco Chanel

Fashion Designer Coco Chanel
Fashion Designer
Coco Chanel

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 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
1921 Highlights

About May 5, 1921

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 99 years, 5 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Taurus