January 1921 in history

January 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

Top 7 most famous people born in January 1921

Jan 5 Friedrich Dürrenmatt a Swiss author and dramatist. He was a proponent of epic theatre whose plays reflected the recent experiences of World War The politically active author's work included avant-garde dramas, philosophical crime novels, and macabre satire. Dürrenmatt was a member of the Gruppe Olten
Jan 14 Murray Bookchin an American anarchist and libertarian socialist author, orator, historian, and political theoretician. A pioneer in the ecology movement, Bookchin initiated the critical theory of social ecology within anarchist, libertarian socialist, and ecological thought. He was the author of two dozen books covering topics in politics, philosophy, history, urban affairs, and ecology. Among the most important were Our Synthetic Environment, Post-Scarcity Anarchism, and The Ecology of Freedom. In the late 1990s he became disenchanted with the increasingly apolitical lifestylism of the contemporary anarchist movement and stopped referring to himself as an anarchist. Instead, he founded his own libertarian socialist ideology called Communalism
Jan 18 Yoichiro Nambu a Japanese-born American physicist, currently a professor at the University of Chicago. Known for his contributions to the field of theoretical physics, he was awarded a one-half share of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2008 for the discovery in 1960 of the mechanism of spontaneous broken symmetry in subatomic physics, related at first to the strong interaction's chiral symmetry and later to the electroweak interaction and Higgs mechanism. The other half share was split equally between Makoto Kobayashi and Toshihide Maskawa "for the discovery of the origin of the broken symmetry which predicts the existence of at least three families of quarks in nature."
Jan 19 Patricia Highsmith an American novelist and short story writer, most widely known for her psychological thrillers, which led to more than two dozen film adaptations. Her first novel, Strangers on a Train, has been adapted for stage and screen numerous times, notably by Alfred Hitchcock in 1951. In addition to her acclaimed series about murderer Tom Ripley, she wrote many short stories, often macabre, satirical or tinged with black humor. Although she wrote specifically in the genre of crime fiction, her books have been lauded by various writers and critics as being artistic and thoughtful enough to rival mainstream literature. Michael Dirda observed, "Europeans honored her as a psychological novelist, part of an existentialist tradition represented by her own favorite writers, in particular Dostoevsky, Conrad, Kafka, Gide, and Camus."
Jan 27 Donna Reed an American film and television actress and producer. Her career spanned over forty years with appearances in over forty films. She is well known for her role as Mary Hatch in Frank Capra's 1946 film It's a Wonderful Life. In 1953, she received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Lorene Burke in the war drama From Here to Eternity
Jan 31 Mario Lanza an American tenor, actor, and Hollywood movie star of the late 1940s and the 1950s.
Jan 31 Carol Channing an American comedian, actress, singer, dancer, and voice artist, best known for originating on Broadway the musical-comedy roles of Dolly Levi in Hello, Dolly! and Lorelei Lee in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. She is the recipient of three Tony Awards , a Golden Globe and an Oscar nomination

Top 7 most famous people died in January 1921

Jan 1 Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg a German politician and statesman who served as Chancellor of the German Empire from 1909 to 1917.
Jan 12 Gervase Elwes an English tenor of great distinction, who exercised a powerful influence over the development of English music from the early 1900s up until his death in 1921 due to a railroad accident in Boston at the height of his career.
Jan 18 Adolf von Hildebrand a German sculptor.
Jan 20 Živojin Mišić third Serbian Field Marshal and arguably the most successful Serbian commander who participated in all of Serbia's wars from 1876 to 1918. He directly commanded the First Serbian army in the Battle of Kolubara and in breach of the Thessaloniki Front was the Chief of the Supreme Command
Jan 20 Alfred Gabriel Nathorst a Swedish Arctic explorer, geologist and palaeobotanist. Nathorst was born in Väderbrunn outside Nyköping and died in Stockholm
Jan 23 Mykola Leontovych a Ukrainian composer, choral conductor, priest, and teacher of international renown. His music was inspired by Mykola Lysenko and the Ukrainian nationalist music school. Leontovych specialized in a cappella choral music, ranging from original compositions, to church music, to elaborate arrangements of folk music
Jan 23 Władysław Żeleński (musician) a Polish composer, pianist and organist.