On This Day

What Happened on September 27, 1921

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • American swimmer Johnny Weismuller sets his first 2 world records in the 100m and 150yd freestyle events the A.A.U. Nationals meet in Brighton Beach, NY
  • Yanks beat Indians 21-7 in Polo Grounds

Famous Birthdays

  • Dennis Nineham, British theologian, (d. 2016)

Famous Deaths

  • Engelbert Humperdinck, German opera composer (Hänsel und Gretel), dies at 67