The Bureau of Public Health determined the average life expectancy for an American was 54 years, up from 49 in 1901.
As America entered a 2½-year depression, a bomb blast on Wall Street killed 30.
The broadcasting industry was born when the Westinghouse Company launched radio station KDKA in Pittsburgh, which broadcast Warren Harding's defeat of James Cox in the November 2nd presidential election.
Babe Ruth - the "Sultan of Swat" - was purchased from the Boston Red Sox by the New York Yankees.
Eugene O'Neill's Beyond The Horizon opened at New York's Morasco theater and won the Pulitzer Prize.
Enrico Caruso, who died the next year, made his last public appearance at the New York Metropolitan Opera's production of La Juive.