On This Day

What Happened on October 21, 1921

Historical Events

Film release premierFilm Premier

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

Actor and Silent Film Idol Rudolph Valentino
Actor and Silent Film Idol
Rudolph Valentino
  • Former Hungarian King Karl stages a second attempted coup and is arrested
  • Tuschinski Theater opens in Amsterdam

Famous Birthdays

  • Jarmil Burghauser, composer
  • Sir Malcolm Arnold, British trumpeter, and classical and film score composer (The Bridge On The River Kwai), born in Northampton, England (d. 2006)
1921 Highlights

About October 21, 1921

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 99 years, 11 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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