August 1921 calendar

August 1921

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in August 1921.
The US president was Warren G. Harding (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was David Lloyd George (Liberal), Pope Benedict XV was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on August 1921: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 1921?


  • 02 Aug 1921 Chicago jury brings in not guilty verdict against the Black Sox
  • 03 Aug 1921 1st aerial cropdusting
  • 05 Aug 1921 Treaty of Berlin: US and Germany sign separate peace treaty
  • 06 Aug 1921 Clason Point, Bronx to College Point, Queens municipal ferry system begins.
  • 07 Aug 1921 Cyclist Piet Moeskops becomes world champ sprinter
  • 14 Aug 1921 Tannu Tuva, later Tuvinian People's Republic is established as a completely independent country (which is supported by Soviet Russia).
  • 19 Aug 1921 Ty Cobb, is 4th to get 3,000 hits
  • 20 Aug 1921 35th US Womens Tennis: Molla B Mallory beats M Browne
  • 22 Aug 1921 J Edgar Hoover becomes Assistant Director of FBI
  • 23 Aug 1921 British airship R-38 experiences structural failure over Hull in England and crashes in the Humber estuary. Of her 49 British and American training crew, only 4 survive.
  • 24 Aug 1921 Battle of Sakaray Valley begins between Turkey and Greece
  • 25 Aug 1921 US signs peace treaty with Germany.
  • 27 Aug 1921 J E Clair of Acme Packing Company of Green Bay granted an NFL franchise.
  • 28 Aug 1921 Babe Ruth starts streak of an extra-base hit in 9 straight games

Famous Birthday

  • French guitarist (d. 2014).

  • Canadian hockey player, a top scorer in NHL history and Canada's most colorful idol, called "The Rocket.

  • Esther Williams

    American actress and swimmer who, as a professional swimming champ, became an aquatic leading lady in many extravaganzas in the '50s and...

  • Alex Haley

    American writer, a journalist and novelist who shot to worldwide fame as the author of the Pulitzer Prize winning book, "Roots" in 1976.

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Famous Deaths

  • Russian Poet (Dvenatsat), dies at 40.

  • Last confederate congress member.

  • King of Serbia / Yugoslavia (1903-21).

  • US zoologist (rule of Allen), dies at 83.

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in August 1921?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Down Yonder
  2. - Peggy O'Neil
  3. - Ain't We Got Fun?
  4. - Ain't We got Fun?
  5. - My Man (Mon Homme)


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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The Three Musketeers

The Three Musketeers

Release year: 1921

Directed by: Fred Niblo

Starring: Adolphe Menjou, Mary MacLaren, Nigel De Brulier, Thomas Holding

Country: United States of America

The Cat and the Canary

The Cat and the Canary

Release year: 1921

Directed by: Paul Leni

Solomon's Temple

Solomon's Temple

Release year: 1921

Directed by: Vision Video



Release year: 1921

Directed by: Henry Kolker

Starring: George Arliss, Florence Arliss, Margaret Dale, Louise Huff

Gasoline Gus

Gasoline Gus

Release year: 1921

Directed by: James Cruze

Starring: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Lila Lee, Charles Ogle, Theodore Lorch