What Happened in October 1921

Historical Events

  • Oct 1 WJZ, Newark NJ begins broadcasting

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Oct 2 NY Yankee Babe Ruth hits then record 59th HR

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Oct 4 League of Nations refuses to assist starving Russians
  • Oct 4 Riccardo Zanella becomes first elected President of Free State of Fiume
  • Oct 5 1st World Series radio broadcast, Yanks beat Giants 3-0
  • Oct 5 Present constitution of Liechtenstein comes into effect
  • Oct 6 Century Theater opens at 7th Ave & 59th St NYC (demolished 1962)
  • Oct 6 Fewest hits in World Series Game, 5, Yanks (3) beat Giants (2), 3-0
  • Oct 6 International PEN is founded in London.
  • Oct 9 Babe Ruth's 1st WS homer; only Sunday game ever pitched by Carl Mays
  • Oct 10 NFL Decatur Staleys become Chicago Staleys, win 14-10
  • Oct 13 NY Giants beat NY Yankees, 5 games to 3 in 18th World Series
  • Oct 16 Babe Ruth, Bob Meusel, & Bill Piercy defy Landis ban on World Series
  • Oct 16 Jim Conzelman takes over as coach of Rock Island Independents from Frank Coughlin-only mid-game coaching change in NFL history
  • Oct 17 Belgium's public library law goes into force
  • Oct 18 Biding its time, Soviet Russia agrees to independence for the Crimea
  • Oct 19 Portuguese Prime Minister António Granjo and other politicians are murdered in a Lisbon coup
  • Oct 20 Germany and Allies comes to an agreements over reparation payments in a meeting at Wiensbaden
  • Oct 20 The French and Mustafa Kemal nationalists sign a treaty at Ankara fixing the Turko-Syrian border
  • Oct 21 Tuschinski Theater opens in Amsterdam
  • Oct 21 Former Hungarian King Karl stages a second attempted coup and is arrested
  • Oct 23 Green Bay Packers play 1st NFL game, 7-6 win over Minneapolis
  • Oct 23 Leos Janacek's opera "Kat'a Kabanova" premieres in Brno
  • Oct 26 Solomon Porter Hood named US minister to Liberia
  • Oct 28 Amsterdam's Tuschinski movie theater opens
  • Oct 28 First American gubernatorial recall election is held in South Dakota. Governor Lynn Frazier loses to Ragnvald A. Nestos.
  • Oct 29 The Link River Dam, a part of the Klamath Reclamation Project, is completed.

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Oct 30 "The Sheik", a silent film starring Rudolph Valentino, premieres in Los Angeles

Silent Film Star Rudolph Valentino
Silent Film Star
Rudolph Valentino
  • Oct 31 Federation Sportive Feminine International forms (1st woman track & field association)

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 1 James Whitmore, actor (Give 'em Hell Harry), born in White Plains, New York
  • Oct 2 A Scott Crossfield, US Test pilot (XS-1)
  • Oct 2 Robert Runcie, [Kennedy], Archbishop of Canterbury, born in Liverpool, England
  • Oct 3 Ray Lindwall, cricketer (Australian fast bowler & St George full-back)
  • Oct 5 Bill Willis, AAFC, NFL guard (Cleveland Browns)
  • Oct 6 Yevgeniy Landis, Russian mathematician (d. 1997)
  • Oct 7 John Arthur Giles Gere, English art historian (Pre-Raphaelite painter)
  • Oct 8 Abraham Sarmiento, Sr., Filipino Supreme Court jurist (1987-91), born in Santa Cruz, Ilocos Sur, Philippine (d. 2010)
  • Oct 9 Michel Boisrond, French film director (d. 2002)
  • Oct 10 "Boy" [FHP] Trip, Dutch minister
  • Oct 12 Jaroslav Drobny, Czech, hockey (Oly-gold-1948), tennis (Wimb-1954)
  • Oct 13 Harper MacKay, orchestra leader (NBC Follies), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Oct 13 Yves Montand, French actor/singer (Z, Napoleon, Grand Prix)
  • Oct 15 Angelica Rozeanu, Romanian table tennis player (World Champ 1950-55)
  • Oct 15 Gul Mahomed, cricketer (Indian & Pakistani batsman)
  • Oct 16 Michael Conrad, Washington Hgts NY, actor (Delvecchio, Hill St Blues)
  • Oct 16 Matt Batts, MLB catcher (Red Sox), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 2013)
  • Oct 17 George Mackey Brown, poet
  • Oct 17 Maria Gorokhovskaya, USSR, gymnist (Olympic gold 1952)
  • Oct 17 Pricilla Lanford Buckly, editor/columnist (National Review)
  • Oct 17 Tom Poston, American actor (Steve Allen Show, Newhart), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • Oct 18 Jesse Helms, (Sen-D/R-North Carolina, 1973- )
  • Oct 19 George Nader, American actor (Robot Monster, Away All Boats), born in Pasadena, California
  • Oct 19 Gunnar Nordahl, Swedish soccer player (Olympic gold 1948)
  • Oct 20 Hans Warren, Dutch writer/poet/critic (Secret Diary)
  • Oct 20 Pierre Laporte, Canadian journalist/statesman (Revolution Script)
  • Oct 21 Jarmil Burghauser, composer
  • Oct 21 Malcolm Arnold, Northampton England, composer (Bridge over River Kwai)
  • Oct 22 Georges Brassens, French poet/cabaret singer
  • Oct 22 Alexander Kronrod, Russian mathematician (d. 1986)
  • Oct 23 Tom Manders, Dutch cabaret artist (Dorus)
  • Oct 25 Brian Malzard Foss, British psychologist, born in Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire (d. 1997)
  • Oct 25 Michael I, King of Romania (1927-30, 40-47), born in Peleș Castle, Sinaia, Romania
  • Oct 25 Michael I, King of Romania (1927-1930 and 1940-1947), born in Sinaia, Romania (d. 2017)
  • Oct 26 George Houston, land economist
  • Oct 26 George Forrest, Northern Irish MP (d. 1968)
  • Oct 27 Anestis Logothetis, Austrian composer, born in Burgas, Bulgaria (d. 1994)
  • Oct 27 Warren Allen Smith, American gay rights activist and writer, born in Minburn, Iowa (d. 2017)
  • Oct 28 Peggy Kirk Bell, top American amateur golfer, born in Findlay, Ohio (d. 2016)
  • Oct 29 Ed Kemmer, actor (Buzz Corey-Space Patrol), born in Reading, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 29 Bill Mauldin, American cartoonist famous for his World War II cartoons depicting American soldiers (Pulitzer-1945, 59), born in Mountain Park, New Mexico (d. 2003)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 17 Katherine Griffith, actress (Pollyanna), dies at 45
  • Oct 18 King Ludwig III of Bavaria (b. 1845)
  • Oct 19 Antonio Granjo, premier (Portugal), murdered
  • Oct 23 John B Dunlop, Scottish inventor air tire (Dunlop Rubber), dies at 81
  • Oct 25 Bat Masterson, American gunfighter in the Wild West, dies of a heart attack at 67