On This Day

September 1921 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 1 Nederlander Theater opens at 208 W 41 St NYC (Billy Rose, Trafalgar)
  • Sep 3 KPB, Communist Party of Belgium forms
  • Sep 9 Guatemala, Honduras and San Salvador agree to Central American Union
  • Sep 11 Nahalal, the first moshav in Israel, is settled.
  • Sep 15 Pope Benedict XV publishes encyclical Alcohol Paraclitus
  • Sep 15 WBZ-AM in Boston MA begins radio transmissions
  • Sep 21 Pope Benedictus XV donates 1 million lire to feed Russians
  • Sep 21 A storage silo at a BASF fertiliser producing plant explodes in Oppau, Germany, 500—600 killed
  • Sep 22 The League of Nations accepts membership of independent Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania
  • Sep 29 Pirates drop doubleheader to Cards to allow idle Giants to clinch NL

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 1 Willem Frederik Hermans, Dutch writer (Mandarins on Sulfuric Acid)
  • Sep 3 Marguerite Higgins, American reporter and war correspondent, Pulitzer prize winner (d. 1966)
  • Sep 6 Carmen Laforet, Spanish author, born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 2004)
  • Sep 6 Norman Joseph Woodland, American inventor (barcode), born in Atlantic City, New Jersey (d. 2012)
  • Sep 7 Josep Lluís Núñez, Spanish President of FC Barcelona (1978 - 2000), born in Guriezo, Cantabria, Spain
  • Sep 10 Cornelis A H Wagtho, student/resistance fighter
  • Sep 12 Stanislaw Lem, Polish sci-fi author (Solaris, Invincible), born in Lwów, Second Polish Republic (d. 2006)
  • Sep 16 William Johnston, Chaplain to Queen of Scotland, born in Edinburgh (d. 2005)
  • Sep 17 Virgilio Barco Vargas, President of Colombia (1986-90), born in Cúcuta, Colombia
  • Sep 19 Paulo Freire, Brazilian educator and philosopher, born in Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil (d. 1997)
  • Sep 25 Remy C. van de Kerckhove, Flemish poet, born in Mechelen, Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1958)

Person of interestRobert Muldoon

Sep 25 Robert Muldoon, New Zealand politician (Prime Minister, 1975-1984), born in Auckland (d. 1992)

New Zealand Prime Minister Robert Muldoon
New Zealand Prime Minister
Robert Muldoon
  • Sep 27 Dennis Nineham, British theologian, (d. 2016)
  • Sep 29 Miklos Jancso, Vac Hungry, director (Muzsika, Aube, Pacifist)
  • Sep 30 Eileen Zhang Ailing Chang, writer

Weddings in History

LoveWedding of Interest

Sep 3 American author and journalist Ernest Hemingway (22) marries 1st wife Hadley Richardson (29)

Deaths in History

  • Sep 2 Henry Austin Dobson, English poet (b. 1840)
  • Sep 2 Anthony Francis Lucas, Croatian-American oil exploration pioneer, dies at 65
  • Sep 7 Alfred William Rich, watercolor painter (b. 1856)
  • Sep 11 Subramania Bharati, Indian poet and independence activist, dies at 38
  • Sep 13 Italo Svevo, writer, dies at 59
  • Sep 13 Ludwig-Alexander von Battenberg [Mountbatten], admiral (WWI), dies at 67
  • Sep 15 Roman von Ungern-Sternberg, Russ baron/general, dies
  • Sep 21 José Celso Barbosa, Puerto Rican physician, sociologist and political leader, dies at 64
  • Sep 21 George Foottit, English clown, dies at 57
  • Sep 22 Ivan Vazov, Bulgarian poet, novelist and playwright (Under the Yoke), dies at 71
  • Sep 30 Oskar Panizza, German writer (Das Liebeskonzil), dies at 77