On This Day

What Happened on September 20, 2021

Historical Events

World Record

First edition of Mary Shelley's 1818 novel "Frankenstein" sells for $1.17 million, setting new world record for a printed work by a woman [1]

Frankenstein Author Mary Shelley
Frankenstein Author
Mary Shelley
  • Kansas City Royals' Salvador Perez hits his 46th home run to break Hall of Famer Johnny Bench's MLB record for most in a season by a catcher, in Royals 7-2 win in Cleveland
  • Pfizer announces they have developed a safe COVID-19 vaccine for 5-11 year olds with the dose 1/3 of the strength

Famous Deaths

  • Billy Maxwell, American golfer (US Amateur C'ship 1951; Ryder Cup 1963; 7 x PGA Tour wins), dies at 92
  • Jan Jindra, Czech rower (Olympic gold Coxed four 1952, bronze Eight 1960), dies at 89
  • Sarah Dash, American pop, R&B, and disco singer (Patti LaBelle & Bluebirds; Labelle - "Lady Marmalade"), dies at 76
2021 Highlights

About September 20, 2021

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 1 month and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Virgo