What Happened on October 5, 1921

Historical Events

  • First Baseball World Series radio broadcast; all-NY contest, Yankees beat Giants, 3-0 at Polo Grounds; sportswriter Grantland Rice is the caller
  • Present constitution of Liechtenstein comes into effect
  • Writer Grantland Rice does the announcing as the New York Giants-New York Yankees Baseball World Series is broadcast for the first time over radio (WJZ & WGY) - he is not at the game, but in the studio reading updates received by telegraph
1921 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Willis, American College-Pro Football HOF defensive tackle (NFL C'ship 1950; 4 × First-team All-Pro; 3 × Pro Bowl; Cleveland Browns), born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 2007)
Born in 1921

About October 5, 1921

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 101 years, 7 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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