- Historical event:
- 7 September 1921
- Margaret Gorman, 155 cm tall, won the competition and became the shortest Miss America in history.
The first Miss America competition was held in Atlantic City in the U.S. state of New Jersey on this day in 1921.
16-year-old and 155 cm tall Margaret Gorman from Washington D.C. won the competition. She thus became the shortest Miss America in history.
Margaret married Victor Cahill, a real estate agent, in the mid-90s. He had died in 1957, and Margaret in 1995 (aged 90).