October 1921 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 1 WJZ, Newark NJ begins broadcasting
  • Oct 4 League of Nations refuses to assist starving Russians
  • Oct 4 Riccardo Zanella becomes first elected President of Free State of Fiume
  • Oct 5 Present constitution of Liechtenstein comes into effect
  • Oct 6 Century Theater opens at 7th Ave & 59th St NYC (demolished 1962)
  • Oct 6 International PEN, a worldwide association of writers is founded in London
  • Oct 17 Belgium's public library law goes into force
  • Oct 18 Biding its time, Soviet Russia agrees to independence for the Crimea

Historic Invention

Oct 18 Charles Strite granted US patent #1,394,450 for his invention, the automatic pop-up toaster

  • Oct 19 Portuguese Prime Minister António Granjo and other politicians are murdered in a Lisbon coup
  • Oct 20 Germany and Allies comes to an agreements over reparation payments in a meeting at Wiensbaden
  • Oct 20 The French and Mustafa Kemal nationalists sign a treaty at Ankara fixing the Turko-Syrian border
  • Oct 21 Former Hungarian King Karl stages a second attempted coup and is arrested
  • Oct 21 Tuschinski Theater opens in Amsterdam
  • Oct 26 Solomon Porter Hood named US minister to Liberia
  • Oct 28 First American gubernatorial recall election is held in North Dakota. Governor Lynn Frazier loses to Ragnvald A. Nestos by just over 4,000 votes (1.8%).
  • Oct 29 The Link River Dam, a part of the Klamath Reclamation Project, is completed in northern California and Oregon

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 2 Albert Scott Crossfield, American test pilot (XS-1), born in Berkeley, California (d. 2006)
  • Oct 2 Robert Runcie, Archbishop of Canterbury, born in Liverpool, England (d. 2000)
  • Oct 4 Shin Kyuk-Ho, Korean businessman (Lotte Corporation), born in Ulsan, Korea (d. 2020)
  • Oct 6 Evgenii Landis, Soviet Russian mathematician, born in Kharkiv, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union (d. 1997)
  • Oct 7 John Arthur Giles Gere, English art historian (Pre-Raphaelite painter)
  • Oct 8 Abraham Sarmiento, Sr., Filipino Supreme Court jurist (1987-91), born in Santa Cruz, Ilocos Sur, Philippine (d. 2010)
  • Oct 10 Boy Trip, Dutch minister, born in Amersfoort, Netherlands (d. 1990)
  • Oct 17 George Mackey Brown, poet
  • Oct 17 Pricilla Lanford Buckly, editor/columnist (National Review)
  • Oct 18 Jesse Helms, American politician (Senator -D/R-North Carolina, 1973-2003), born in Monroe, North Carolina (d. 2008)
  • Oct 20 Hans Warren, Dutch writer, poet and critic (Secret Diary)
  • Oct 20 Pierre Laporte, Canadian journalist and statesman (Revolution Script)
  • Oct 22 Alexander Kronrod, Russian mathematician (d. 1986)
  • Oct 22 Georges Brassens, French poet/cabaret singer
  • Oct 23 Tom Manders, Dutch cabaret artist (Dorus)
  • Oct 25 Brian Malzard Foss, British psychologist, born in Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire (d. 1997)
  • Oct 25 Michael I, King of Romania (1927-30, 1940-47), born in Peleș Castle, Sinaia, Romania (d. 2017)
  • Oct 26 George Forrest, Northern Irish politician (d. 1968)
  • Oct 27 Warren Allen Smith, American gay rights activist and writer, born in Minburn, Iowa (d. 2017)
  • Oct 29 Bill Mauldin, American cartoonist famous for his World War II cartoons depicting American soldiers (Pulitzer-1945, 59), born in Mountain Park, New Mexico (d. 2003)

Deaths in History

  • Oct 17 Yaa Asantewaa, Ghanaian queen of Ashanti Empire, led fight against British colonialism, dies at 80 or 81
  • Oct 18 King Ludwig III, the last king of Bavaria (1913-18), dies at 76
  • Oct 19 Antonio Granjo, premier (Portugal), murdered
  • Oct 23 John Boyd Dunlop, Scottish inventor and vet (pneumatic rubber tire, Dunlop Rubber), dies at 81
  • Oct 25 Bat Masterson, American gunfighter in the Wild West, dies of a heart attack at 67