|Centuries:||19th century - 20th century - 21st century|
|Decades:|| 1890s 1900s 1910s - 1920s - 1930s 1940s 1950s
|Years:||1918 1919 1920 - 1921 - 1922 1923 1924|
|1921 by topic:|
|Archaeology – Architecture – Art – Aviation – Awards – Comics – Film – Literature (Poetry) – Meteorology – Music (Country) – Rail transport – Radio – Science – Sports – Television|
|Australia – Canada – China – Ecuador – France – Germany – Greece – India – Ireland – Italy – Japan – Malaya – Mexico – New Zealand – Norway – Palestine Mandate – Philippines – Russia – Singapore – South Africa – UK – USA|
|Sovereign states – State leaders – Religious leaders – Law|
|Birth, marriage and death categories|
|Births – Marriages – Deaths|
|Establishments and disestablishments categories|
|Establishments – Disestablishments|
|Works and introductions categories|
|Works – Introductions|
|Gregorian calendar||1921 |
|Ab urbe condita||2674|
|Armenian calendar||1370 |
|Bahá'í calendar||77 – 78|
|Coptic calendar||1637 – 1638|
|Ethiopian calendar||1913 – 1914|
|Hebrew calendar||5681 – 5682|
|- Vikram Samvat||1976 – 1977|
|- Shaka Samvat||1843 – 1844|
|- Kali Yuga||5022 – 5023|
|Iranian calendar||1299 – 1300|
|Islamic calendar||1339 – 1340|
|- Imperial Year||Kōki 2581|
|Thai solar calendar||2464|
- January 1 – In American football, the University of California defeats Ohio State 28–0 in the Rose Bowl.
- January 2
- The football club Cruzeiro Esporte Clube from Belo Horizonte is founded as Palestra Italia in Brazil.
- The first religious radio broadcast is heard over station KDKA AM in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
- The Spanish liner Santa Isabel sinks off Villa Garcia; 244 die.
- The DeYoung Museum opens in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.
- January 20 – The British K class submarine HMS K5 sinks in the English Channel with the loss of all 56 hands on board.
- January 21
- The Italian Communist Party is founded in Livorno.
- Women's suffrage is attained in Sweden.
- January 25 – The Italian battleship Leonardo da Vinci is righted in Taranto Harbour.
- February 12 – The Democratic Republic of Georgia is invaded by Bolshevist Russia.
- February 21 – Rezā Khan and Seyyed Zia'eddin Tabatabaee stage a coup d'état in Iran.
- February 25 – The Red Army enters Georgian capital Tbilisi and installs a Moscow-directed communist government.
- February 27 – The International Working Union of Socialist Parties is formed in Vienna.
- February 28 – Russian sailors rebel in Kronstadt
- March 1 – The city of Kiryū, located in Gunma, Japan, is founded.
- March 4 – Warren G. Harding is inaugurated as the 29th President of the United States.
- March 5 – Clonbanin Ambush: Irish Republican Army kills Brigadier-General Cumming.
- March 6 – The Portuguese Communist Party is founded.
- March 8
- March 12 – The İstiklâl Marşı (Independence March), the Turkish National Anthem, is officially adopted.
- March 13 – The Russian White Army captures Mongolia from China. Roman Ungern von Sternberg declares himself ruler.
- March 14 – Armenian Soghomon Tehlirian assassinates Mehmed Talaat, former Interior Minister of Turkey, in Charlottenburg, Berlin.
- March 17
- The Red Army crushes the Kronstadt rebellion, and a number of sailors flee to Finland.
- Marie Stopes opens the first birth control clinic in London, England.
- The Second Republic of Poland adopts the March Constitution.
- March 18 – The second Peace of Riga ends the Polish-Soviet War. A permanent border is established between the Polish and Soviet states.
- March 21
- New Economic Policy starts in the Soviet Russia.
- Headford Ambush: Irish Republican Army kills at least nine British troops.
- March 23 – A plebiscite in Silesia votes for re-annexation to Germany.
- April – The United States Figure Skating Association is formed.
- April 11 – The Emirate of Transjordan is created, with Abdullah I as emir.
- April 14 – In Britain, labour unions for mining, railway and transportation workers call for a strike; the government threatens to call in the army.
- April 20 – Ferenc Molnár's play Liliom is first produced on Broadway in English.
- April 27 – The Allies of World War I reparations commission announce that Germany has to pay 132 billion gold marks ($33 trillion) in annual installments of 2.5 billion.
- May 1–May 7 – Riots at Jaffa (Mandatory Palestine) result in 47 Jewish and 48 Arab deaths.
- May 2–July 5 – Third Silesian Uprising: The Poles in Upper Silesia rise against the Germans.
- May 3 – The province of Northern Ireland is created within the United Kingdom
- May 5 – Only thirteen spectators attend the soccer match between Leicester City and Stockport County, the lowest attendance in The Football League's history.
- May 16 – The Communist Party of Czechoslovakia is founded.
- May 14–May 17 – Violent anti-European riots occur in Cairo and Alexandria.
- May 14–May 15 – Major geomagnetic storm.
- May 19 – The Emergency Quota Act is passed by the U.S. Congress, establishing national quotas on immigration.
- May 23 – In Leipzig the Leipzig War Crimes Trial starts. It will end on July 16.
- May 24 – Elections are held for the first time for the new Northern Ireland Parliament.
- May 26 – A general strike begins in Norway.
- May 31 – Tulsa Race Riot: The official death toll is 39, but recent investigations suggest the actual toll may be much higher.
- June 21 – International Hydrographic Bureau (IHB) established as an agency of the League of Nations; continues in this form until April 19, 1946.
- June 28 – The Constitutional Assembly of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes passes the Vidovdan Constitution, despite a boycott of the vote by the communists, and Croat and Slovene parties.
- June 30 – The death penalty is abolished in Sweden.
- July 1
- The Communist Party of China is officially founded.
- A coal strike ends in England.
- July 2 – U.S. President Warren Harding signs a joint congressional resolution declaring an end to America's state of war with Germany, Austria and Hungary.
- July 4 – A new conservative government is formed in Italy by Ivanoe Bonomi.
- July 11
- The Irish War of Independence comes to an end when a truce is signed between the British Government and Irish forces.
- The Red Army captures Mongolia from the White Army and establishes the Mongolian People's Republic.
- July 14 – A Massachusetts jury finds Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti guilty of first degree murder following a widely publicized trial.
- July 17 – The Republic of Mirdita is proclaimed near the Albanian-Serbian border with Yugoslav support.
- July 18 – The first BCG vaccination against tuberculosis is given.
- July 21 – Rif War – Battle of Annual: Spanish troops are dealt a crushing defeat at the hands of Muhammad Ibn 'Abd al-Karim al-Khattabi.
- July 22 – The Irish Truce is declared in Britain.
- July 26 – U.S. President Warren G. Harding receives Princess Fatima of Afghanistan and Stanley Clifford Weyman.
- July 27 – Researchers at the University of Toronto led by biochemist Frederick Banting announce the discovery of the hormone insulin.
- July 29 – Adolf Hitler becomes Führer of the Nazi Party.
- August – The United States formally ends World War I, declaring a peace with Germany.
- August 5 – The first radio baseball game is broadcast; Harold Arlin announces the Pirates-Phillies game from Forbes Field over Westinghouse KDKA, in Pittsburgh.
- August 11 – The temperature reaches 39 degrees Celsius in Breslau; the heat wave continues elsewhere in Europe as well.
- August 23 – King Faisal I of Iraq is crowned in Baghdad.
- August 24 – R38 class airship ZR-2 explodes on her fourth test flight near Kingston upon Hull, England, killing 44 of the 49 Anglo-American crew on board.
- August 26
- Rising prices cause major riots in Munich.
- The assassination of German politician Matthias Erzberger causes the government to declare martial law.
- September 1 – Poplar Strike in London: Nine members of the Poplar borough council are arrested.
- September 7 – In Atlantic City, New Jersey, the first Miss America Pageant is held.
- September 8 – Sixteen-year-old Margaret Gorman wins the Atlantic City Pageant's Golden Mermaid trophy; pageant officials later dub her the first Miss America.
- September 12 – The Lotta Svärd women's paramilitary auxiliary is founded in Finland.
- September 21 – The Oppau explosion occurs at BASF's nitrate factory in Oppau, Germany; 500—600 are killed.
- October 5 – The first radio broadcast of a World Series baseball game was aired by Newark, NJ station WJZ; Pittsburgh, PA station KDKA, and a group of other commercial and amateur stations throughout the eastern United States.
- October 8 – The first Sweetest Day is staged in Cleveland, Ohio.
- October 10 – Teaching at the University of Szeged starts in Hungary.
- October 19 – A massacre in Lisbon claims the lives of Portuguese Prime-Minister António Granjo and other politicians.
- October 21 – A peace conference between Ireland and the United Kingdom begins in London.
- October 24 – The Spanish Army defeats the rifkabyls.
- October 29
- Construction of the Link River Dam, a part of the Klamath Reclamation Project, is completed.
- Centre College's football team, led by quarterback Bo McMillin, defeats Harvard University 6–0 to break Harvard's five-year winning streak. For decades afterward, this is called "football's upset of the century."
- November 9
- November 11 – During an Armistice Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, the Tomb of the Unknowns is dedicated by U.S. President Warren G. Harding.
- November 14 – The Spanish Communist Party is founded.
- Hyperinflation is still rampant in Germany, where 263 marks are now needed to buy a single American dollar - more than 20 times greater than the 12 marks needed in April 1919.
- December 1 – Rising prices cause riots in Vienna.
- December 6
- The Anglo-Irish Treaty establishing the Irish Free State, an independent nation incorporating 26 of Ireland's 32 counties, is signed in London.
- Agnes Macphail becomes the first woman to be elected to the Canadian Parliament.
- December 13 – In the Four Power Treaty on Insular Possessions, Japan, the United States, United Kingdom, and France agree to recognize the status quo in the Pacific.
- December 23 – Visva-Bharati University is inaugurated in India.
- December 29 – William Lyon Mackenzie King becomes Canada's tenth prime minister.
- Abkhazia becomes an autonomous republic within the Soviet Union.
- Russian famine: 5 million die.
- Regular radio broadcasting services begin in Italy.
- Edward Harper, the 'father of broadcasting' in Ceylon, arrives in Colombo to take up his post as Chief Engineer of the Ceylon Telegraph Department.
- The vibraphone in its original form is invented.
- The Sauerländer Heimatbund is founded in Meschede, Germany.
- Jewish immigration to Palestine grows rapidly. Before Jews preferred the USA but the USA drastically limited immigration from Eastern Europe.
- E.W. Scripps founds Science Service, later renamed Society for Science & the Public, with the goal of keeping the public informed of scientific achievements.
- Weimar Republic makes its first payment of reparations.
- January 1
- César Baldaccini, French sculptor. (died 1998)
- Doris Tetzlaff, American female professional baseball player (died 1998)
- Patricia Robins (alias Claire Lorrimer), British writer.
- January 5
- Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Swiss writer (died 1990)
- Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg
- January 9
- Fraser Barron, New Zealand bomber pilot during WWII (died 1944)
- Lister Sinclair, Canadian broadcaster and playwright (died 2006)
- January 10 – Rodger Ward, American race car driver (died 2004)
- January 14 – Murray Bookchin, American libertarian socialist (died 2006)
- January 19 – Patricia Highsmith, American author (died 1995)
- January 21 – Howard Unruh, American spree killer (died 2009)
- January 27 – Donna Reed, American actress (died 1986)
- January 31
- Carol Channing, American actress
- Mario Lanza, American tenor and actor (died 1959)
- February 1 – Peter Sallis, English actor (Last of the Summer Wine & Wallace and Gromit)
- February 4
- Betty Friedan, American feminist (died 2006)
- K. R. Narayanan, President of India (died 2005)
- February 5 – John Pritchard, English conductor (died 1989)
- February 7 – Nexhmije Hoxha, widow of Enver Hoxha
- February 8 – Betsy Jochum, American female baseball player
- February 11 – Lloyd Bentsen, American politician (died 2006)
- February 14 – Hugh Downs, American game show host and journalist (20-20)
- February 16
- Vera-Ellen, American actress and dancer (died 1981)
- Hua Guofeng, former Premier of the People's Republic of China (died 2008)
- February 20 – Buddy Rogers, American professional wrestler (died 1992)
- February 22 – Wayne Booth, American literary critic (died 2005)
- February 24 – Abe Vigoda, American actor (Fish)
- February 25 – Pierre Laporte, Canadian statesman (died 1970)
- February 26 – Betty Hutton, American actress (died 2007)
- February 27 – Muriel Coben, Canadian professional baseball and curling player (died 1979)
- February 28 – Pierre Clostermann, French World War II pilot (died 2006)
- March 1
- Jack Clayton, British film director (died 1995)
- Terence Cooke, American cardinal archbishop (died 1983)
- Richard Wilbur, American poet
- March 2 – Robert Simpson, English composer (died 1997)
- March 3
- Paul Guimard, French writer (died 2004)
- Diana Barrymore, American actress (died 1960)
- March 4
- Halim El-Dabh, Egyptian-born U.S. composer, performer, ethnomusicologist and educator
- Joan Greenwood, British actress and director (died 1987)
- Wilson Harris, Guyanese writer
- March 5 – Elmer Valo, Czech Major League Baseball player (died 1998)
- March 8 – Alan Hale, Jr., American actor (Gilligan's Island) (died 1990)
- March 11 – Frank Harary, American mathematician (died 2005)
- March 12
- Gianni Agnelli, Italian auto executive (died 2003)
- Gordon MacRae, American singer and actor (died 1986)
- March 13
- Al Jaffee, American cartoonist (MAD Magazine)
- Cyril Poole, English cricketer (died 1996)
- March 14 – Lis Hartel, Danish equestrian athlete (died 2009)
- March 17 – Meir Amit, Israeli politician and general (died 2009)
- March 20 – Sister Rosetta Tharpe, American singer (died 1973)
- March 21 – Arthur Grumiaux, Belgian violinist (died 1986)
- March 24 – Vasily Smyslov, Soviet chess player (died 2010)
- March 25 – Simone Signoret, French actress (died 1985)
- March 28 – Dirk Bogarde, English actor (died 1999)
- April 1 – Beau Jack, American boxer (died 2000)
- April 3
- Robert Karvelas, American actor (died 1991)
- Jan Sterling, American actress (died 2004)
- April 8 – Franco Corelli, Italian opera singer (died 2003)
- April 9 – Frankie Thomas, American actor (died 2006)
- April 10
- Sheb Wooley, American actor and singer (Flying Purple People Eater) (died 2003)
- Chuck Connors, American actor, basketball and baseball player (The Rifleman) (died 1992)
- April 14 – Thomas Schelling, American economist, Nobel Prize laureate
- April 15 – Georgi Beregovoi, Soviet cosmonaut (died 1995)
- April 16 – Peter Ustinov, English actor and director (died 2004)
- April 21 – John Osteen, American televangelist (died 1999)
- April 22
- Vivian Dandridge, African-American actress (died 1991)
- April 23
- Warren Spahn, American baseball player (died 2003)
- Janet Blair, American actress (died 2007)
- April 25 – Karel Appel, Dutch painter (died 2006)
- April 26 – Jimmy Giuffre, American jazz musician (died 2008)
- April 30
- Dottie Green, American professional baseball player (died 1992)
- Tove Maës, Danish actress (died 2011)
- May 2 – Satyajit Ray, Indian filmmaker (died 1992)
- May 5 – Arthur Leonard Schawlow, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (died 1999)
- May 6 – Erich Fried, Austrian author (died 1988)
- May 9
- Sophie Scholl, resistance fighter in Nazi Germany (died 1943)
- Mona Van Duyn, American poet (died 2004)
- May 11 – Hildegard Hamm-Brücher, German politician
- May 12
- Joseph Beuys, German artist (died 1986)
- Farley Mowat, Canadian writer and naturalist
- May 14 – Richard Deacon, American actor, born in Philadelphia, PA (died 1984)
- May 16 – Harry Carey, Jr., American actor
- May 17 – Dennis Brain, English French horn player (died 1957)
- May 18
- Bill Macy, American actor (Maude)
- Sir Michael Epstein, British medical researcher
- May 19 – Karel van het Reve, Dutch writer (died 1999)
- May 20
- Wolfgang Borchert, German writer (died 1947)
- Hal Newhouser, baseball player (died 1998)
- May 21– Andrei Sakharov, Soviet physicist and human rights activist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (declined) (died 1989)
- Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar, Indian philosopher, author of the socio-economic "Progressive Utilization Theory" (died 1990)
- May 23
- James Blish, American science fiction author (died 1975)
- Humphrey Lyttelton, British jazz musician and radio personality (died 2008)
- May 25
- Jack Steinberger, German-born physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
- James C. Quayle, American newspaper publisher (died 2000)
- May 26 – Stan Mortensen, English footballer (died 1991)
- May 28 – Heinz G. Konsalik, German author (died 1999)
- June 1 – Nelson Riddle, American bandleader (died 1985)
- June 3
- Forbes Carlile, Australian athlete
- John Shelton Wilder, American politician, former Lieutenant Governor of Tennessee (died 2010)
- June 8
- Alexis Smith, Canadian actress (died 1993)
- Suharto, former President of Indonesia (died 2008)
- June 9 – Margaret Danhauser, American female professional baseball player (died 1987)
- June 10 – Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, consort of Elizabeth II
- June 12 – Christopher Derrick, British writer (died 2007)
- June 13 – Nancy Warren, American female professional baseball player (died 2001)
- June 15 – Errol Garner, American jazz musician (died 1977)
- June 19 – Louis Jourdan, French actor
- June 21 – Jane Russell, American actress (died 2011)
- June 22 – Ralph K. Hofer, American fighter pilot (died 1942)
- June 25 – Celia Franca, Canadian ballet dancer (died 2007)
- June 26 – Violette Szabo, French World War II heroine (died 1945)
- June 28 – P. V. Narasimha Rao, Prime Minister of India (died 2004)
- July 3 – Levi Yitzchak Horowitz, Hasidic rebbe (died 2009)
- July 4
- Gérard Debreu, French economist, Nobel Prize laureate (died 2004)
- Tibor Varga, Hungarian violinist and conductor (died 2003)
- July 6 – Nancy Davis Reagan, wife of U.S President Ronald Reagan
- July 10
- Harvey Ball, American designer (died 2001)
- Eunice Kennedy Shriver, member of the Kennedy family (died 2009)
- July 11 – Ilse Werner, German actress (died 2005)
- July 13 – Friedrich Peter, Austrian poltitician (died 2005)
- July 14
- Leon Garfield, English children's author (died 1996)
- Geoffrey Wilkinson, English chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (died 1996)
- July 15 – Robert Bruce Merrifield, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (died 2006)
- July 17
- František Zvarík, Slovakian actor (died 2008)
- Hannah Szenes, Hungarian World War II heroine (died 1944)
- July 18
- Richard Leacock, Documentary filmmaker, Pioneer of Cinéma Vérité (died 2011)
- John Glenn, American astronaut and former U.S. Senator
- Aaron T. Beck, American psychiatrist
- July 19 – Rosalyn Sussman Yalow, American physicist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (died 2011)
- July 22 – William Roth, U.S. Senator (died 2003)
- July 24 – Billy Taylor, American jazz musician (died 2010)
- July 30 – Grant Johannesen, American concert pianist (died 2005)
- August 3 – Richard Adler, American Broadway composer
- August 4 – Maurice Richard, Canadian hockey player (died 2000)
- August 8 – John Herbert Chapman, Canadian physicist (died 1979)
- August 9 – J. James Exon, Governor of Nebraska and U.S. Senator (died 2005)
- August 10 – Yuki Shimoda, American actor (died 1981)
- August 13 – Barney Liddell, American musician (The Lawrence Welk Show) (died 2003)
- August 18 – Zdzislaw Zygulski, Jr., Polish art historian
- August 19 – Gene Roddenberry, American television producer (Star Trek) (died 1991)
- August 23 – Kenneth Arrow, American economist, Nobel Prize laureate
- August 25
- Monty Hall, Canadian actor and game show host (Let's Make A Deal)
- Brian Moore, Northern Irish-born writer (died 1999)
- August 26 – Shimshon Amitsur, Israeli mathematician and Israel Prize recipient (died 1994)
- August 27 – Georg Alexander, Duke of Mecklenburg, head of the House of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (died 1996)
- August 28 – Lidia Gueiler Tejada, President of Bolivia (died 2011)
- September 2 – Josephine Lenard, American professional baseball player (died 2007)
- September 3 – Thurston Dart, English harpsichordist and conductor (died 1971)
- September 8 – Harry Secombe, Welsh entertainer (died 2001)
- September 12 – Stanislaw Lem, Polish science fiction writer (died 2006)
- September 13 – Sergey Nepobedimiy, Soviet rocket weaponry designer
- September 14 – Dario Vittori, Argentine actor (died 2001)
- September 15 – Norma MacMillan, voice actress (died 2001)
- September 24
- Jim McKay, American sportscaster (ABC's Wide World of Sports) (died 2008)
- Charlene Pryer, American professional baseball player (died 1999)
- September 27 – Miklós Jancsó, Hungarian film director
- September 30 – Deborah Kerr, Scottish actress (died 2007)
- October 2 – Robert Runcie, Archbishop of Canterbury (died 2000)
- October 5 – Bill Willis, American football player (died 2007)
- October 7 – Tommy Farrell, American supporting actor and comedian (died 2004)
- October 8 – Abraham Sarmiento, Filipino Supreme Court jurist (died 2010)
- October 13
- Yves Montand, French singer and actor (died 1991)
- Enrico Cocozza, Scottish Filmaker (died 2009)
- October 14 – Thomaz Soares da Silva, Brazilian football player (died 2002)
- October 17 – Maria Gorokhovskaya, Soviet gymnast (died 2001)
- October 18 – Jesse Helms, U.S. Senator from North Carolina (died 2008)
- October 19
- George Nader, American actor (died 2002)
- Gunnar Nordahl, Swedish footballer (died 1995)
- October 21
- Malcolm Arnold, British music composer (died 2006)
- Sena Jurinac, Bosnian operatic soprano (died 2011)
- October 22 – Georges Brassens, French singer-songwriter (died 1981)
- October 25 – King Michael of Romania
- October 26 – Frances Scott Fitzgerald, daughter of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda Sayre (died 1986)
- November 3 – Charles Bronson, American actor (died 2003)
- November 5 – Princess Fawzia of Egypt
- November 6 – James Jones, American writer (died 1977)
- November 8 – Gene Saks, American actor and film director
- November 10 – Owen Bush, American actor (died 2001)
- November 11
- Ron Greenwood, English football manager (died 2006)
- Molly Dodd, American actress (died 1981)
- November 14 – Brian Keith, American actor (Family Affair) (died 1997)
- November 17 – Albert Bertelsen, Danish artist
- November 20 – Dan Frazer, American actor (Kojak)
- November 22 – Rodney Dangerfield, American actor and comedian (died 2004)
- November 23 – Fred Buscaglione, Italian singer and actor (died 1960)
- November 27 – Alexander Dubcek, Slovak politician and First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia (died 1992)
- November 29 – Jackie Stallone, American astrologer and mother of Sylvester Stallone
- December 3 – Phyllis Curtin, American soprano
- December 4 – Deanna Durbin, Canadian-American singer & actress
- December 5 – Alvy Moore, American actor (died 1997)
- December 6 – Otto Graham, American football player (died 2003)
- December 23 – Marge Callaghan, Canadian female professional baseball player
- December 26
- Blaže Koneski, Macedonian poet and linguist (died 1993)
- Steve Allen, American actor, composer, comedian, and author (died 2000)
- Shaw McCutcheon, American cartoonist
- January 1 – Theobald von Bethmann Hollweg, Chancellor of Germany (born 1856)
- February 2 – Antonio Jacobsen, maritime artist (born 1850)
- February 8
- Peter Kropotkin, Russian anarchist (born 1842)
- George Formby (Senior), English entertainer (born 1876)
- February 26 – Carl Menger, Austrian economist (born 1840)
- February 27 – Schofield Haigh, English cricketer (born 1871)
- March 1 – King Nicholas I of Montenegro (born 1841)
- March 29 – John Burroughs, American naturalist and essayist (born 1837)
- April 11 – Augusta Viktoria of Schleswig-Holstein, Last German Empress, wife of Wilhelm II (born 1858)
- April 17 – Manuel Dimech, Maltese philosopher and social reformer (born 1860)
- April 21 – Tom O'Brien, American major league baseball player (born 1860)
- April 27 – Arthur Mold, English cricketer (born 1863)
- May 5 – Alfred Hermann Fried, Austrian writer and pacifist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (born 1864)
- May 19
- Edward Douglass White, 9th Chief Justice of the United States (born 1845)
- Michael Llewelyn-Davies, one of the 'Lost Boys' for the Peter Pan book (born 1900)
- June 5 – Georges Feydeau, French playwright (born 1862)
- June 28 – Gjorche Petrov, Macedonian and Bulgarian revolutionary
- June 29
- August 2 – Enrico Caruso, Italian tenor (born 1873)
- August 7 – Aleksandr Blok, Russian poet (born 1880)
- August 8 – Juhani Aho, Finnish author and journalist (born 1861)
- August 16 – Peter I of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, King of Yugoslavia (born 1844)
- August 19 – Georges Darien, French writer (born 1862)
- September 2 – Henry Austin Dobson, English poet (born 1840)
- September 7 – Alfred William Rich, English watercolour painter (born 1856)
- September 9 – Virginia Rappe, American model and actress (born 1895)
- September 11 – Subramanya Bharathy, Tamil poet (born 1882)
- September 27 – Engelbert Humperdinck, German composer (born 1854)
- October 12 – Philander C. Knox, American politician (born 1853)
- October 18 – Ludwig III of Bavaria, last king of Bavaria (born 1845)
- October 25 – Bat Masterson, American gunfighter (born 1853)
- November 4 – Hara Takashi, 19th Prime Minister of Japan (born 1856)
- November 14 – Isabel, Princess Imperial of Brazil, daughter of Emperor Pedro II of Brazil (born 1846)
- November 20 – Christina Nilsson, Swedish operatic soprano (born 1843)
- November 27 – Douglas Colin Cameron, Canadian politician (born 1854)
- November 28 – `Abdu'l-Bahá, Persian religious leader (born 1844)
- December 10 – George Ashlin, Irish architect (born 1837)
- December 16 – Camille Saint-Saëns, French composer (born 1835)
- December 31 – Boies Penrose, U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania (born 1860)
- Physics – Albert Einstein
- Chemistry – Frederick Soddy
- Medicine – not awarded
- Literature – Anatole France
- Peace – Karl Hjalmar Branting, Christian Lous Lange
- New International Year Book: 1921 (1922) online edition
- 1921 Aviation Comes North- NWT Historical Timeline- A Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre Online Exhibit
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People of the year 1921 at Familypedia
130 people were born in 1921
36 children were born to the 58 women born in 1921
241 people died in 1921
15584 people lived in 1921
Events of the year 1921 at Familypedia
172 people were married in 1921.
There were 0 military battles in 1921.