On This Day

What Happened on September 8, 1921

Historical Events

  • 1st Miss America crowned in Atlantic City - Margaret Gorman (16) of Washington, D.C.

Famous Birthdays

  • Hans Ulrich Engelmann, German composer (Ophelia), born in Darmstadt, Germany (d. 2011)
  • Harry Secombe, Welsh actor, comedian, singer and goon (The Goon Show, Oliver!), born in Swansea, Wales (d. 2001)
  • Norris Turney, American jazz flute and saxophone player (Billy Eckstine, 1947-48; Duke Ellington Orchestra, 1968-73), born in Wilmington, Ohio (d. 2001)
1921 Highlights

About September 8, 1921

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 100 years, 2 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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