Events in year of 1921

  • 01-021st religious service radio broadcast in US, KDKA-Pittsburgh
  • 01-02DeYoung Museum in Golden Gate Park opens
  • 01-03Turkey makes peace with Armenia
  • 01-12Kenesaw Mountain Landis becomes 1st commissioner of baseball
  • 01-19Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador sign Pact of Union
  • 01-20British submarine K5 leaves with man and mouse
  • 01-20Dagestan ASSR forms in RSFSR
  • 01-20Mountain Autonomous Republic established in RSFSR
  • 01-20Turkey declared in remnants of Ottoman Empire
  • 01-26Soccer team GVAV of Groningen Netherlands forms
  • 01-26Toronto St. Pat Corb Denneny scores 6 goals vs. Hamilton Tigers
  • 01-29Hurricane hits Washington and Oregon
  • 02-05Yankees purchase 20 acres in Bronx for Yankee Stadium
  • 02-06"The Kid, " starring Charlie Chaplin and Jackie Coogan, released
  • 02-11Ambassador Theater opens at 215 W 49th St, New York City
  • 02-12Soviet troops invade Georgia (theirs, not ours)
  • 02-12Winston Churchill becomes British, Minister of Colonies
  • 02-14Canadian 5 cent nickel coin is authorized
  • 02-14Little Review faces obscenity charges for publishing "Ulysses, " New York
  • 02-18British troops occupy Dublin
  • 02-20Riza Khan Pahlevi seizes control of Iran
  • 02-231st US transcontinental air mail flight arrives in NYC from San Francisco
  • 02-241st transcontinental flight in 24 hour flying time arrives in Florida
  • 02-25Georgian SSR proclaimed
  • 02-27US female Figure Skating championship won by Theresa Weld Blanchard
  • 02-27US male Figure Skating championship won by Sherwin Badger
  • 03-01Rwanda ceded to England
  • 03-01Sailors revolt in Kronstadt Russia
  • 03-04Hot Springs National Park created in Arkansas
  • 03-06Police in Sunbury Penn issue an edict requiring Women to wear skirts at least 4 inches below the knee

People born in year of 1921

  • 01-03John Russell: Los Angeles, California -- Actor (Pale Rider, Rio Bravo)
  • 01-06Cary Middlecoff: Golfer (1956 Vardon Trophy, 1955 Byron Nelson Award)
  • 01-06Lou Harris: Pollster (Lou Harris Poll)
  • 01-07John Lanigan: Tenor
  • 01-09Seymour Barab: Composer
  • 01-12John Henry Davis, Jr.: Smithtown, New York -- Weightlifter (1948, 52 Olympics - Gold Medalist)
  • 01-12Leo Smit: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -- Pianist / composer
  • 01-14Charles Gaupp: German / Dutch painter
  • 01-14Mark Lawrence: Washington, DC -- Pianist (Alice Pearce)
  • 01-17Dehl Berti: Pueblo, Colorado -- Actor (John Taylor-Guns of Paradise)
  • 01-18Bruce Woodcock: Boxer
  • 01-19Patricia Highsmith [Plangman]: US / Swiss writer (Strangers on a Train)
  • 01-20Bernt Engelmann: Germany -- Writer
  • 01-21Barney Clark: 1st to receive a permanent artificial heart
  • 01-21John Doucette: Brockton, Massachusetts -- Actor (Lock Up, Big Town)
  • 01-21Todor Popov: Composer
  • 01-22Andre Hodeir: Composer
  • 01-24Bernard J Dwyer: (Rep-D-New Jersey, 1981- )
  • 01-25Alfred Reed: Composer
  • 01-25Russell Reading Braddon: Australian author
  • 01-26Akio Morita: Kasugaya, Japan -- CEO (Sony)
  • 01-26Frantisek Chaun: Composer
  • 01-26Johannes Driessler: Composer
  • 01-27Donna Reed: Denison, Iowa -- (From Here to Eternity, Wonderful Life)
  • 01-28Alfred Marks: Actor / comedian (Desert Mice, Scream & Scream Again)
  • 01-30Bernie Leighton: West Haven, Connecticut -- Orchestra leader (Chance of a Lifetime)
  • 01-31John Agar: Chicago, Illinois -- Actor (Fort Apache, Sands of Iwo Jima)
  • 01-31Mario Lanza: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -- Actor / singer (Great Caruso, Toast of New Orleans)
  • 02-01Peter Sallis: Actor (Tast the Blood of Dracula)
  • 02-05John M Pritchard: London, England -- Conductor

People died in year of 1921

  • 01-02Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg: German chancellor / Prime Minister (Prussia), dies at 64
  • 01-07Benno Erdmann: German philosopher (Logik I), dies at 69
  • 01-08Luis Villalba Munoz: Composer, dies at 48
  • 01-18Adolf von Hildebrand: German sculptor, dies at 73
  • 01-23Wlasyslaw Zelenski: Composer, dies at 83
  • 01-25Mykola Dmytrovich Leontovych: Composer, dies at 43
  • 02-02Luigi Mancinelli: Composer, dies at 72
  • 02-03Max Wilhelm Zach: Composer, dies at 56
  • 02-04Xavier Mellery: Belgian Painter / illustrator, dies at 75
  • 02-07Peter Kropotkin: Russ Prince / geologist / revolut anarchist, dies at 78
  • 02-08Pjotr A Kropotkin: Russian ruler / anarchist, dies at 78
  • 02-13Willem P C Knuttel: Dutch bibliography / librarian, dies at 67
  • 02-15Hans Haym: Composer, dies at 60
  • 02-26Carl Menger: Austrian economist, dies at 81
  • 03-01Nicholas Petrovic Njegos: King of Montenegro (1910-18), dies at 79
  • 03-03Petrus Cuypers: Architect (Amsterdam museum), dies at 93
  • 03-11Sherburne W Burnham: US astronomer (binary stars), dies at 83
  • 03-21"Big Jim" Colisimo: US gangster, murdered by Al Capone
  • 03-24Deodat de Severac: Composer, dies at 48
  • 04-05Alphonsus J M Diepenbrock: Dutch Composer (Missa), dies at 58
  • 04-08Earnest von Possart: German actor / stage manager
  • 04-11Augusta Victoria: Queen of Prussia / Wife of Emperor Wilhelm II
  • 04-18Earnest [Bachigaloupi] Tourniaire: Actor (Inkwartiering), dies at 70
  • 05-01Louis Campbell-Tipton: Composer, dies at 43
  • 05-05Alfred H Fried: Austrian / German pacifist (Nobel 1911)
  • 05-12Emilia Pardo Bazan: Spanish writer (La sirena negra)
  • 05-22Marie E Wilton: Writer
  • 05-28Geo Mestdagh: Belgian aviation pioneer
  • 06-05Georges Feydeau: French playwright (Chat and Poche), dies at 58
  • 06-18Herman Baccaert: Flemish philological / writer (Kantkennis), dies at 37

Events in year of 1922

  • 01-01Vancouver, BC starts driving on the right side of road
  • 01-031st living person identified on a US coin (Thomas E Kirby) on the Alabama Centennial half-dollar
  • 01-09KQV-AM in Pittsburgh PA begins radio transmissions
  • 01-09Rotterdam metal strike ends
  • 01-11Insulin 1st used to treat diabetes (Leonard Thompson, 14, of Canada)
  • 01-13Buck Weaver, a Black Sox, applies unsuccessfully for reinstatement
  • 01-13Conference of Cannes concerning German retribution payments ended
  • 01-13WHA-AM in Madison WI begins radio transmissions
  • 01-15Irish Free State forms; Michael Collins becomes 1st Premier
  • 01-19Geological survey says US oil supply would be depleted in 20 years
  • 01-24Eskimo Pie patented by Christian K Nelson of Iowa (not an Eskimo)
  • 01-24Lehman Caves National Monument established
  • 01-28American Pro Football Association renamed "National Football League"
  • 01-28J E Clair turns Green Bay franchise back to NFL
  • 01-29Union of Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador dissolved
  • 01-30Ted McDonald takes 8-58 in big Victorian win over New South Wales
  • 01-30World Law Day, 1st celebrated
  • 02-02It was 2:22:22 on 2 / 2 / 22
  • 02-04WGY-AM in Schenectady New York begins radio transmissions
  • 02-06Cardinal Achille Ratti elected Pope Pius XI
  • 02-06US, UK, France, Italy and Japan sign Washington naval arms limitation
  • 02-08Radio arrives at the White House
  • 02-09Italian government of Bonomi falls
  • 02-09Snow on Mauna Loa, Hawaii
  • 02-11"April Showers" by Al Jolson hits #1
  • 02-11US intervention army leaves Honduras
  • 02-15Marconi begins regular broadcasting transmissions from Essex
  • 02-18Kenesaw Mountain Landis resigns his judgeship to work for baseball
  • 02-18WOC-AM in Davenport IA begins radio transmissions
  • 02-19Ed Wynn becomes 1st talent to sign as a radio entertainer

People born in year of 1922

  • 01-01Ernest F Hollings: (Sen-D-South Carolina, 1966- )
  • 01-02Jason Evers: NYC, New York -- Actor (Wrangler, Channing)
  • 01-02Nico Schuyt: Composer
  • 01-02Renata Tebaldi: Pesaro, Italy -- Lyric soprano
  • 01-03Bill Travers: Newcastle-on-Tyne, England -- Actor (Born Free, Gorgo)
  • 01-03Morten Nielsen: Denmark -- Poet / resistance fighter
  • 01-04Frank Wess: Flutist / saxophonist / composer
  • 01-06Finn Einar Mortensen: Composer
  • 01-07Jean-Pierre [Louis] Rampal: Marseilles, France -- Flautist
  • 01-07Vincent Gardenia: Naples, Italy -- Actor (All in the Family, LA Law)
  • 01-08Abbey Simon: NYC, New York -- Pianist
  • 01-09Har G Khorana: India -- Canada bio-chemist (Nobel 1968)
  • 01-11Kathleen Byron: London, England -- Actress (Abdication, Profile, 4 Days)
  • 01-11Neville Duke: English test pilot
  • 01-18Constance Moore: Sioux City, Iowa -- Actress (Window on Main Street)
  • 01-18Yehezkiel Braun: Composer
  • 01-19Guy Madison [Robert Moseley]: California, United States -- Actor (Wild Bill Hickok)
  • 01-19Ken Hughes: Liverpool, England -- Director (Casino Royale)
  • 01-20Lord James Hanson: English industrialist / House of Lords (Conservative)
  • 01-20Ray Anthony: Pennsylvania, United States -- Orchestra leader (Ray Anthony Show, Peter Gunn Theme)
  • 01-21Jean P Vroom: Dutch sculptor
  • 01-21Paul Scofield: Hurst, England -- Actor (Man for All Seasons, Train)
  • 01-22Howard Moss: Poet / editor (New Yorker)
  • 01-24Neil Franklin: Soccer star
  • 01-25Jules P de Palm: Antilles writer
  • 01-25Raymond Baxter: British TV host / author (Fast Lady)
  • 01-26Michael Bentine: England, United Kingdom -- Author / comedian (Reluctant Jester)
  • 01-27Wilfrid Bourne: QC / Clerk of the Crown in Chancery
  • 01-30Pal Jardanyi: Composer
  • 01-31Michael Wilford: Diplomat

People died in year of 1922

  • 01-05Ernest H Shackleton: British South pole explorer (Endurance), dies at 47
  • 01-07Antonio Scontrino: Composer, dies at 71
  • 01-08Charles R Young: Colonel, dies at 58 in Lagos, Nigeria
  • 01-22Benedictus XV [Giacomo Markies D Chiesa]: Pope (1914-22), dies at 67
  • 01-26Luigi Denza: Composer, dies at 75
  • 01-31Heinrich Reinhardt: Composer, dies at 56
  • 02-01William Desmond Taylor: Director / actor (Broken Coin), dies at 49
  • 02-05James William Tate: Composer, dies at 46
  • 02-11Gerardus J P Bolland: Dutch philosopher (Bolland Society), dies at 67
  • 02-15Clara [G Meijer-]Wichmann: German / Dutch anarchist / feminist, dies at 36
  • 02-24Dmitri B Shostakovitch: Father of Russian Composer Dmitri D S
  • 02-28Vicente Lleo: Composer, dies at 51
  • 03-04Bert Williams: Famous black, dies at 46 in New York City
  • 03-10Arthur Hervey: Composer, dies at 67
  • 03-10Horace Wadham Nicholl: Composer, dies at 73
  • 03-22Louis A Ranvier: French anatomist / historian, dies at 86
  • 03-27Nikolay Alexandrovich Sokolov: Composer, dies at 63
  • 04-01Charles I: Emperor (Austria) / King of Hungary (Charles IV)
  • 04-05Charles F A Woeste: Belgian count / Minister of Justice, dies at 85
  • 04-12Frantisek Ondricek: Composer, dies at 64
  • 04-24Richard Batka: Composer, dies at 53
  • 04-26Hans Sommer: Composer, dies at 84
  • 04-30David M Chumaceiro: Curacaos poet
  • 05-19Heinrich I Quincke: German internist (postural drainage), dies at 79
  • 05-28Carl Tieke: Composer, dies at 58
  • 05-29Jevgeni B Vachtangov: Armenian / Russian actor / director, dies at 39
  • 05-30David Mendes Chumaceiro: Curacaos Poet (Adelfas), dies at 45
  • 06-04William Halse Rivers: British psychologist / anthropologist
  • 06-06Lillian Russell: Entertainer, dies at 60
  • 06-09Albert Baertsoen: Flemish Painter / etcher, dies at 56