On This Day

What Happened on September 21, 1921

Historical Events

  • A storage silo at a BASF fertiliser producing plant explodes in Oppau, Germany, 500—600 killed
  • Pope Benedictus XV donates 1 million lire to feed Russians

Famous Birthdays

  • (Foreststorn) "Chico" Hamilton, American jazz drummer (Lester Young; Gerry Mulligan; Count Basie), and bandleader (Chico Hamilton Quintet), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2013)

Famous Deaths

  • George Foottit, English clown, dies at 57
  • José Celso Barbosa, Puerto Rican physician, sociologist and political leader, dies at 64
1921 Highlights

About September 21, 1921

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 100 years and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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