May 1921 calendar
Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in May 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 May 1921: find out below
Which were the important events of May 1921?
- 01 May 1921 Drusian sultan Pasja al-Atrasj elected Governor of Suwayda.
- 03 May 1921 West Virginia imposes the first state sales tax.
- 05 May 1921 Miniature newspaper published (Brighton Gazette 10 x 13 cm).
- 06 May 1921 American Soccer League formed.
- 07 May 1921 47th Kentucky Derby: Charles Thompson on Behave Yourself wins 2:04.2.
- 08 May 1921 Sweden abolishes capital punishment.
- 11 May 1921 Tel Aviv is first all Jewish municipality.
- 12 May 1921 National Hospital Day first observed.
- 14 May 1921 Florence Allen is 1st woman judge to sentence a man to death
- 16 May 1921 47th Preakness: F Coltiletti aboard Broomspun wins in 1:54.2.
- 17 May 1921 President Harding opens (via telephone) first Valencia Orange Show.
- 19 May 1921 The U.S. Congress passes the Emergency Quota Act establishing national quotas on immigration.
- 21 May 1921 Oldest radio station west of Mississippi River licensed in Greeley Colorado.
- 23 May 1921 Shuffle Along 1st black musical comedy, opens in New York City
- 24 May 1921 British Legion is formed.
- 27 May 1921 Afghanistan gains sovereignty
- 30 May 1921 Salzburg, Austria, votes to join Germany
- 31 May 1921 Suffy McInnis (first base) begins an errorless string of 1,700 chances.
German patriot, an active member of the...
American boxer (d. 1989).
French actor and director, a writer and...
Indian filmmaker, regarded as one of the...
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Austrian writer and pacifist, recipient...
dies at age 43.
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Which were the top hits in May 1921?
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Top #5 songs in the USA
- Leo Reisman & His Orchestra - Bright Eyes
- Nora Bayes - Why Worry?
- Yerkes Jazarimba Orchestra - My Mammy
- Efrem Zimbalist - Serenade
- Happy Six - Do You Ever Think of Me?