January 2 - The first religious radio broadcast (KDKA AM in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania).
January 2 - DeYoung Museum in Golden Gate Park San Francisco opens.
January 20 - Republic of Turkey is declared.
February 25 - The Democratic Republic of Georgia is occupied by the Soviet Russia.
March 8 - Spanish Premier Eduardo Dato is assassinated while exiting the parliament
building in Madrid.
March 13 - Mongolia declares its independence from China.
March 18 - The second Peace of Riga between Poland and Soviet Union ending Polish-
Soviet war. Despite the recent Polish successes, Soviets annex Ukraine and Belarus.
April 11 - The Emirate of Transjordan is created.
May 1-7 - Riots in Palestine of May, 1921.
May 19 - The Emergency Quota Act passes the United States Congress establishing
national quotas on immigration.
May 24 - Elections are held for the first time for the new Northern Ireland Parliament.
July 11 - The Irish War of Independence comes to an end when a truce is signed
between the British Government and the Irish forces.
July 18 - The first BCG vaccination against tuberculosis.
July 27 - Researchers at the University of Toronto led by biochemist Frederick
Banting announce the discovery of the hormone insulin.
August - The United States formally ends World War I, declaring a peace with Germany.
September 7 - In Atlantic City, New Jersey, the first Miss America Pageant is held.
November 11 - During an Armistice Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, the
Tomb of the Unknowns is dedicated by US President Warren G. Harding.
December 6 - The Anglo-Irish Treaty establishing the Irish Free State is signed in London.
December 29 - William Lyon Mackenzie King becomes Canada's tenth prime minister.
Change of US presidency from Woodrow Wilson (1913-1921) to Warren G. Harding
Discovery of insulin at the University of Toronto by Frederick Banting, Charles Best,
James Collip, and J.J.R. Macleod.
Invention of the vibraphone.Births
January 5 - Friedrich Dürrenmatt
, writer (d. 1990).
January 5 - Grand Duke Jean
January 6 - Louis Harris
January 19 - Patricia Highsmith
, author (d. 1995).
January 20 - Bernt Engelmann
, author (d. 1994).
January 27 - Donna Reed
, actress (d. 1986).
January 31 - Carol Channing
January 31 - Mario Lanza
, singer, actor (d. 1959).
February 4 - Betty Friedan
February 11 - Eva Gabor
, Hungarian actress.
February 11 - Lloyd Bentsen
, American politician.
February 14 - Hugh Downs
, game show host, journalist.
February 24 - Abe Vigoda
February 25 - Pierre Laporte
, statesman, murdered by FLQ terrorists.
March 7 - John Schaffer
March 8 - Cyd Charisse
, actress, dancer.
March 12 - Giovanni Agnelli
, manager of Fiat.
March 12 - Gordon MacRae
, singer, actor (d. 1986).
March 20 - Rudolf Noelte
, film director (d. 2002).
March 20 - Sister Rosetta Tharpe
, singer (d. 1973).
March 25 - Simone Signoret
, actress (d. 1985).
March 28 - Dirk Bogarde
, actor (d. 1999).
April 15 - Georgi Beregovoi
April 18 - Janna van den Houten
May 2 - Satyajit Ray
, Indian filmmaker.
May 6 - Erich Fried
, author (d. 1988).
May 9 - Sophie Scholl
, resistance fighter with White Rose in Nazi Germany.
May 11 - Hildegard Hamm-Brücher
May 12 - Joseph Beuys
, artist (d. 1986).
May 12 - Farley Mowat
, writer, naturalist.
May 19 - William Van Den Houten
May 19 - Karel van het Reve
, Dutch writer (d. 1999).
May 20 - Wolfgang Borchert
, lyricist, narrator and dramatist (d. 1947).
May 20 - Hal Newhouser
, Baseball Hall of Famer (d. 1998).
May 21 - Andrei Sakharov
, physicist, human rights activist, recipient of
the Nobel Prize (d. 1989).
May 23 - James Blish
, US science fiction author.
May 28 - Heinz G. Konsalik
, author (d. 1999).
May 29 - Willem van den Houten
June 1 - Nelson Riddle
, bandleader (d. 1985).
June 10 - Prince Philip
, Duke of Edinburgh.
June 26 - Violette Szabo
, SOE agent, WW II heroine (d. 1945).
July 4 - Tibor Varga
, violinist, conductor and pedagogue.
July 6 - Johanna van den Houten
July 17 - Hannah Szenes
, WW II heroine executed by the Nazis (d. 1944).
July 25 - Johannes van den Houten
August 13 - Maria Cornelia (Riet) van den Houten
September 1 - Leonard John van Houten
October 13 - Yves Montand
, French singer and actor.
October 25 - King Michael
October 29 - Eduard Cornelis Biever
November 5 - Princess Fawzia
December 15 - Christiena Catharina Elisabeth Dales
December 26 - Steve Allen
, actor, composer, comedian, author.Paul Lyman Troast Jr
February 8 - Peter Kropotkin
, Russian anarchist.
March 2 - King Nicholas
April 12 - Peter Michel Theodoor Barmes
May 5 - Willem Maarten Smits
June 5 - Georges Feydeau
, French playwright.
June 26 - Nicholas Troost (Troast)
September 7 - Marinus Hendrikus van den Houten
September 11 - Subramanya Bharathy
, Tamil Indian poet.
September 12 - Adriana van der Mast
October 25 - Bat Masterson
, "Wild West" legend.
October 28 - Petrus Johannes van den Houten
December 15 - Adriaantje van den Houten
December 16 - Camille Saint-Saens
, composer.William C. Arnoldi
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