1921 in history

1921 events chronologically

Jan 6 Formation of the Iraqi Army
Jan 9 Greco-Turkish War: The First Battle of İnönü, the first battle of the war, begins near Eskişehir in Anatolia
Jan 12 Acting to restore confidence in baseball after the Black Sox Scandal, Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis is elected as Major League Baseball's first commissioner
Jan 20 The first Constitution of Turkey is adopted, making fundamental changes in the source and exercise of sovereignty by consecrating the principle of national sovereignty
Feb 15 Kingdom of Romania establishes its legation in Helsinki
Feb 20 The Young Communist League of Czechoslovakia is founded
Feb 21 Rezā Shāh takes control of Tehran during a successful coup

Top 7 most famous people born in 1921

May 2 Satyajit Ray an Indian filmmaker, regarded as one of the greatest auteurs of world cinema. Ray was born in the city of Calcutta into a Bengali family prominent in the world of arts and literature. Starting his career as a commercial artist, Ray was drawn into independent filmmaking after meeting French filmmaker Jean Renoir and viewing Vittorio De Sica's Italian neorealist 1948 film Bicycle Thieves during a visit to London
May 21 Andrei Sakharov a Russian nuclear physicist, Soviet dissident and human rights activist.
Jun 8 Suharto the second President of Indonesia, holding the office for 31 years from Sukarno's ouster in 1967 until his resignation in 1998.
Jun 10 Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh the husband of Queen Elizabeth He is the longest-serving, oldest-ever spouse of a reigning British monarch, and the longest-lived male member of the British royal family.
Jul 6 Nancy Reagan the widow of the 40th President of the United States, Ronald Reagan, and was First Lady of the United States from 1981 to 1989.
Oct 18 Jesse Helms an American politician and leader of the conservative movement. He was elected five times as a Republican to the United States Senate from North Carolina. As chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee from 1995 to 2001 he had a major voice in foreign policy. Helms helped organize and fund the conservative resurgence in the 1970s, focusing on Ronald Reagan's quest for the White House as well as helping many local and regional candidates
Nov 3 Charles Bronson an American film and television actor.

Top 7 most famous people died in 1921

Feb 8 Peter Kropotkin a Russian geographer, economist, activist, philologist, zoologist, evolutionary theorist, philosopher, writer and prominent anarchist.
Jul 13 Gabriel Lippmann a Franco-Luxembourgish physicist and inventor, and Nobel laureate in physics for his method of reproducing colours photographically based on the phenomenon of interference.
Aug 2 Enrico Caruso an Italian operatic tenor. He sang to great acclaim at the major opera houses of Europe and the Americas, appearing in a wide variety of roles from the Italian and French repertoires that ranged from the lyric to the dramatic. Caruso also made approximately 290 commercially released recordings from 1902 to 1920. All of these recordings, which span most of his stage career, are available today on CDs and as digital downloads
Aug 7 Alexander Blok a Russian lyrical poet.
Sep 11 Prince Louis of Battenberg a British naval officer and German prince related to members of the British Royal Family.
Nov 28 `Abdu'l-Bahá the eldest son of Bahá'u'lláh, the founder of the Bahá'í Faith. In 1892, `Abdu'l-Bahá was appointed in his father's will to be his successor and head of the Bahá'í Faith. `Abdu'l-Bahá was born in Tehran to an aristocratic family of the realm. At the age of eight his father was imprisoned and the family's possessions were looted, leaving them in virtual poverty. Along with his father, `Abdu'l-Bahá was exiled to Baghdad where the family lived for nine years
Dec 16 Camille Saint-Saëns a French composer, organist, conductor, and pianist of the Romantic era. He is known especially for The Carnival of the Animals, Danse macabre, Samson and Delilah , Violin Concerto 3, Piano Concerto 2, Cello Concerto 1, Havanaise, Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, and his Symphony 3