Major Events of 1921


  • Yankees Win World Series 5 games to 3 Babe Ruth hits 59 HR in the Season

    World Heavyweight Championship Jack Dempsey


    Nobel Prizes

    SODDY, FREDERICK, Great Britain, Oxford University, b. 1877, d. 1956: "for his contributions to our knowledge of the chemistry of radioactive substances, and his investigations into the origin and nature of isotopes"

    ANATOLE FRANCE (pen-name of THIBAULT, JACQUES ANATOLE), France, b. 1844, d. 1924: "in recognition of his brilliant literary achievements, characterized as they are by a nobility of style, a profound human sympathy, grace, and a true Gallic temperament"

    The prize was divided equally between: BRANTING, KARL HJALMAR, Sweden, b. 1860, d. 1925: Prime Minister. Swedish Delegate to the Conseil de la SociŽtŽ des Nations (Council of the League of Nations). LANGE, CHRISTIAN L., Norway, b. 1869, d. 1938: Secretary General of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, Brussels.

    Physiology or Medicine
    The prize money was allocated to the Special Fund of this prize section.

    EINSTEIN, ALBERT, Germany and Switzerland, Kaiser-Wilhelm Institut (now Max-Planck-Institut) fŸr Physik, Berlin, b. 1879, d. 1955: "for his services to Theoretical Physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect"

    Pulitzer Prizes

    Drama: Zona Gale ... "Miss Lulu Bett"
    Fiction: Edith Wharton ... "The Age of Innocence"
    History: William Sowden Sims with Burton J. Hendrick ... "The Victory at Sea"
    Public Service: "Boston Post"