Events in Film & Television in 1921

Film Release

Feb 6 Charlie Chaplin releases his first full-length feature - "The Kid", a silent film starring Charlie Chaplin & Jackie Coogan

  • Mar 21 Walter Kerr Theater (Ritz, CBS, NBC, ABC) opens at 223 W 48th St NYC
  • Aug 5 KDKA Pittsburgh presents first radio broadcast of MLB; Pirates beat Phillies, 8-0; Harold Arlin first play-by-play broadcaster
  • Sep 7 In Atlantic City, New Jersey, the first Miss America Pageant, a two-day event, is held
  • Sep 8 1st Miss America crowned in Atlantic City - Margaret Gorman (16) of Washington, D.C.

Film Premiere

Oct 21 "The Sheik", a silent film starring Rudolph Valentino, premieres in Los Angeles

  • Oct 28 Amsterdam's Tuschinski movie theater opens
  • Nov 7 Ed Wynn's musical revue "The Perfect Fool" premieres in NYC