What Happened in April 1922

Historical Events


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Apr 3 Joseph Stalin appointed General Secretary of the Russian Communist Party by Vladimir Lenin

Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin
Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader Vladimir Lenin
Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader
Vladimir Lenin
  • Apr 4 WAAB (Baton Rouge La) becomes 1st US radio station with "W" calls
  • Apr 5 KOB-AM in Albuquerque NM begins radio transmissions
  • Apr 5 WDZ-AM in Decatur IL begins radio transmissions
  • Apr 7 Naval Reserve #3, "Teapot Dome," leased to Harry F Sinclair

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Apr 7 Warren G. Harding's Interior Secretary, Albert B. Fall, leases the Teapot Dome oil reserves to harry sinclair, setting in motion what comes to be known over the next two years as the Teapot Dome scandals

Founder of Sinclair Oil Harry Ford Sinclair
Founder of Sinclair Oil
Harry Ford Sinclair
29th US President Warren G. Harding
29th US President
Warren G. Harding
United States Senator Albert B. Fall
United States Senator
Albert B. Fall
  • Apr 14 Republic rebels occupies 4 government courts in Dublin
  • Apr 15 The legendary Poodle Dog Restaurant closes in San Francisco

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Apr 16 Annie Oakley sets women's record by breaking 100 clay targets in a row

Sharp Shooter Annie Oakley
Sharp Shooter
Annie Oakley
  • Apr 16 German-Russian treaty signed in Italy, Soviet Union recognized
  • Apr 18 Netherlands soccer team defeats Denmark 2-0
  • Apr 19 26th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar of Mass in 2:18:10
  • Apr 21 The first Aggie Muster is held as a remembrance for fellow Aggies who had died in the previous year.
  • Apr 22 South Ossetian Autonomous Region forms in Georgian SSR
  • Apr 27 Fritz Lang's "Dr Mabuse, der Spieler" premieres in Berlin
  • Apr 27 Yakut ASSR formed in Russian SFSR
  • Apr 28 WOI (Ames, Iowa) country's 1st licensed educational radio station
  • Apr 29 1st official Intl Weightlifting Federation Champ (Tallinn, Estonia)
  • Apr 30 Chicago White Sox Charles Robertson perfect games Detroit Tigers, 2-0

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 1 William Manchester, Attleboro Mass, historian (Death of a President)
  • Apr 2 Nikolaj G Bassov, Russia, atomic physicist (laser, Nobel 1964)
  • Apr 4 Elmer Bernstein, American movie music composer (Robot Monster), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 5 Gale Storm, Bloomington Tx, actress (My Little Margie, Gale Storm Show)
  • Apr 5 Harry Freedman, composer
  • Apr 5 Tom Finney, Preston, Lancashire, English football player (Preston North End)
  • Apr 7 Kenneth Howard Peacock, composer
  • Apr 7 Mongo Santamaria, Cuban musician (d. 2003)
  • Apr 9 Carl Amery [Christian Anton Mayer], German writer, born in Munich (d. 2005)
  • Apr 9 Gerald Moverley, Roman Catholic bishop (Hallam)
  • Apr 9 Michael Palliser, head of British diplomatic service
  • Apr 11 Alexander Raichev, composer
  • Apr 11 Antoine Blondin, writer
  • Apr 13 John Braine, English novelist (Life at the Top)
  • Apr 13 Julius Nyerere, Tanzanian politician (d. 1999)
  • Apr 13 Jean Topart, actor (Fantastic Planet), born in Paris, France (d. 2012)
  • Apr 14 David Alexandrovich Toradze, composer
  • Apr 14 Maria Luisa Bemberg, filmmaker
  • Apr 15 Harold Washington, 1st African American mayor of Chicago (D, 1983-87)
  • Apr 15 Michael Ansara, actor (Cochise-Broken Arrow, Centennial), born in Lowell, Massachusetts (d. 2013)
  • Apr 16 Christopher Samuel Youd, UK, sci-fi author (Tripods Trilogy), (d. 2012)
  • Apr 16 Kingsley Amis, English novelist (Lucky Jim, James Bond Dossier), born in London (d. 1995)
  • Apr 16 Leo Tindemans, Belgian statesman, Prime Minister of Belgium (1974-78), born in Zwijndrecht,
  • Apr 16 Eddie Bert, Yonkers, New York, bebopjazz trombonist, (d. 2012)
  • Apr 18 Barbara Hale, American actress (Della Street in Perry Mason), born in DeKalb, Illinois (d. 2017)
  • Apr 18 Avril Angers, actress (Brass Monkey)
  • Apr 19 Erich Hartmann, German WW II pilot (downed 352 Russian aircrafts)
  • Apr 19 Luigi Barbbarito, reverend (Apostolic ProNuncio)
  • Apr 21 Allan Watkins, cricketer, England batsman late 40s early 50s)
  • Apr 22 Charles Mingus, Arizona, jazz bassist (Pithecanthropus Erectus)
  • Apr 22 Lou Stein, pianist (Tonight! America After Dark), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 22 Richard C Diebenkorn Jr, US, painter (Ocean Park Paintings)
  • Apr 23 Boy [Segundo JA] Ecury, Aruba, resistance fighter
  • Apr 23 Diarmuid Downs, auto engineer
  • Apr 24 J D Cannon, Salmon Idaho, actor (McCloud, Ike, Call to Glory)
  • Apr 26 James Holt, medieval historian
  • Apr 26 Margaret Scott, founder (Australian Ballet School)
  • Apr 26 Mike Kellin, actor (Honestly Celeste, Fitz & Bones), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Apr 26 Paul-Andre Gaillard, composer
  • Apr 26 Pol Bury, Belgian sculptor
  • Apr 26 Jeanne SauvĂ©, French Canadian politician (d. 1993)
  • Apr 27 Daphne Anderson, actress (Beggar's Opera, Hobson's Choice), born in London, England
  • Apr 27 Jack Klugman, Philadelphia (Oscar-Odd Couple, Quincy, Goodbye Columbus), (d. 2012)
  • Apr 27 Martin Gray, Polish-born American writer, holocaust survivor
  • Apr 28 Guillaume Jorissen, Flemish politician (Volksunie)
  • Apr 28 Iser J Koepermann, Russian/US world checkers champ (1958-68, 75-76)
  • Apr 28 William S Broomfield, (Rep-R-MI, 1956- )
  • Apr 28 Alistair MacLean, Scottish novelist (d. 1987)
  • Apr 29 George Allen, football coach (LA Rams, Washington Redskins)
  • Apr 29 Parren J Mitchell, (Rep-D-MD, 1971- )
  • Apr 29 Tommy Noonan, WA, actor (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Promises Promises)
  • Apr 29 Toots [Jean-Baptiste] Thielemans, Belgian-American jazz musician and composer, born in Brussels (d. 2016)
  • Apr 29 Helmut Krackowizer, Austrian motorcyclist (d. 2001)
  • Apr 30 Anton Murray, cricketer (South African batsman in 10 Tests 1951-55)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 1 Charles I, emperor (Austria)/King of Hungary (Charles IV), dies
  • Apr 2 Hermann Rorschach, Swiss psychologist (b. 1884)
  • Apr 5 Charles F A Woeste, Belgian count/min of Justice, dies at 85
  • Apr 12 Frantisek Ondricek, composer, dies at 64
  • Apr 21 Alessandro Moreschi, Italian castrato (b. 1858)
  • Apr 24 Richard Batka, composer, dies at 53
  • Apr 26 Hans Sommer, German theatre composer, dies at 84
  • Apr 30 David M Chumaceiro, Curacaos poet, dies