On This Day

What Happened on October 17, 1921

Historical Events

  • Belgium's public library law goes into force

Famous Birthdays

  • George Mackey Brown, poet
  • Maria Gorokhovskaya, Russian gymnast (Olympic Champion 1952), born in Yevpatoria, Soviet Union
  • Pricilla Lanford Buckly, editor/columnist (National Review)
  • Tom Poston, American actor (Newhart, Mork & Mindy, Steve Allen Show, Newhart), born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 2007)

Famous Deaths

  • Katherine Griffith [Kiernan], American actress (Pollyanna, Fast Company), dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at 45
  • Yaa Asantewaa, Ghanaian queen of Ashanti Empire, led fight against British colonialism, dies at 80 or 81
1921 Highlights

About October 17, 1921

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 99 years and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Libra