News and Events of 1921
$5.06 billionConsumer Price Index:
11.7%Cost of a first-class stamp:
NY Giants d. NY Yankees (5-3)
Ottawa d. Vancouver (PCHA) (3-2)
Suzanne Lenglen d. E. Ryan (6-2 6-0)Men:
Bill Tilden d. B. Norton (4-6 2-6 6-1 6-0 7-5)
Kentucky Derby Champion
NCAA Football Champions
California (CFRA) (9-0-1) & Cornell (NCF, HF) (8-0-0)
Fiction: The Age of Innocence, Edith Wharton
Drama: Miss Lulu Bett, Zona Gale
Nobel Prize for Literature: Anatole France (France)
Miss America: Margaret Gorman (DC)More Entertainment Awards...
- The Sheik, directed by George Melford, debuts and establishes star Rudolph Valentino as cinema's best-known lover.
- The Cleveland Playhouse opens, becoming the country's first resident professional theater.
- Edith Wharton's Age of Innocence wins Pulitzer Prize.
- Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, the rotund actor, director and producer, is arrested on manslaughter charges, after a woman died following a party at his house. He was acquitted after three trials, but his career in film never recovered.
Nobel Prizes in Science
Chemistry: Frederick Soddy (UK), for investigations into origin and nature of isotopes
Physics: Albert Einstein (Germany), for discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect
Physiology or Medicine: None awarded