May 1921 calendar

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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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 1921?


Events

  • 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.

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Music charts

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

  1. - Bright Eyes
  2. - Why Worry?
  3. - My Mammy
  4. - Serenade
  5. - Do You Ever Think of Me?

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Directed by: Fritz Lang

Starring: Peter Lorre, Ellen Widmann, Inge Landgut, Otto Wernicke

Country: United States of America

Watch Out for the Automobile

Watch Out for the Automobile

Directed by: Eldar Ryazanov

Starring: Innokentiy Smoktunovskiy, Oleg Efremov, Lyubov Dobrzhanskaya, Anatoliy Papanov

Pan's Labyrinth

Pan's Labyrinth

Directed by: Guillermo del Toro

Starring: Ivana Baquero, Ariadna Gil, Sergi López, Maribel Verdú

Country: United States of America

Brown of Harvard

Brown of Harvard

Directed by: Jack Conway

Starring: William Haines, Jack Pickford, Mary Brian, Francis X. Bushman Jr.

Country: United States of America

A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun

Directed by: Daniel Petrie

Starring: Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeil, Ruby Dee, Diana Sands

Country: United States of America