On This Day

Historical Events in June 1921

  • Jun 3 A sudden cloudburst kills 120 near Pikes Peak, Colorado
  • Jun 6 Detroit Stars' Bill Gatewood pitches the 1st no-hitter in Negro League history, defeating the Cuban Stars 4-0

Historic Event

Jun 6 Southwark Bridge in London is opened to traffic by King George V and Queen Mary.

Sports History

Jun 11 53rd Belmont: Earl Sande riding Grey Lag wins in 2:16.8

  • Jun 11 Brazil adopts women's suffrage
  • Jun 13 Yanks' pitcher Babe Ruth hits 2 HRs beating Tigers 11-8

Historic Event

Jun 15 Bessie Coleman earns her pilot license in France becoming the 1st African-American woman and Native American to hold one

  • Jun 19 Census held in Great Britain
  • Jun 19 Turks and Christians of Palestine sign a friendship treaty against Jews
  • Jun 20 11.5" (29.2 cm) of rainfall, Circle, Montana (state record)
  • Jun 20 At the Imperial Conference in London, V.S. Srinivasa Sastri puts forward a case for the granting of full citizenship rights to Indians in South Africa and other British colonies
  • Jun 21 The UK, the Dominions, and India, become the British Commonwealth of Nations

World Record

Jun 22 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 10,000m (30:40.2)

  • Jun 25 British Open Men's Golf, St Andrews: former local Jock Hutchison (resident in US) wins his only Open Championship by 9 strokes in a 36-hole playoff over amateur Roger Wethered
  • Jun 25 Charlie McCartney scores 300 in 205 mins Aust v Notts
  • Jun 30 The South African Reserve Bank is established