What Happened in August 1922

Historical Events

  • Aug 1 Hendrikus Colijn becomes political editor-in-chief of The Standard
  • Aug 1 In Italy, the socialist 'Alianza del Lavoro' declare a national strike which collapses immediately and fascist forces destroy union and socialist headquarters
  • Aug 2 China, hit by a typhoon; about 60,000 die
  • Aug 4 Female 1st baseman Lizzie Murphy plays on AL all-star team
  • Aug 8 Pirates set record of 46 hits in a doubleheader (against Phillies)
  • Aug 12 Dedication of Frederick Douglas' home in Wash DC as national shrine
  • Aug 14 1st "old time" musicians broadcasted on radio (Jenkins-WSB Atlanta)
  • Aug 16 AT&T radio station WBAY becomes WEAF (NYC)

Sport awardTennis Open

Aug 19 36th U.S. Women's National Championship: Molla Bjurstedt Mallory beats Helen Wills Moody (6-3, 6-1)

Tennis Player Helen Wills Moody
Tennis Player
Helen Wills Moody
  • Aug 20 1st world championship athletics for women, held in Paris

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 21 Curly Lambeau & Green Bay Football Club granted NFL franchise

NFL Head Coach Curly Lambeau
NFL Head Coach
Curly Lambeau
  • Aug 24 1st Phillie to hit for cycle (Cy Williams)
  • Aug 25 Cubs beat Phillies 26-23 in highest scoring major-league game
  • Aug 26 Japanese cruiser Niitaka driven onto rocks in storm at Kamchatka, 284 killed

Sports record brokenWorld Record

Aug 27 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 3000m (8:28.6)

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi
  • Aug 28 1st Walker Cup: US beats England 8-4
  • Aug 28 Albert von Tilzer & Neville Fleesons musical premieres in NYC
  • Aug 28 WEAF in NYC airs 1st radio commercial (Queensboro Realty-$100 for 10 mins)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 30 Babe Ruth is thrown out of a game for 5th time in 1922

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 1 Arthur Hill, Saskatchewan Canada, actor (Owen Marshall, Glitter)
  • Aug 1 Frank Hauser, British theatrical director (Oxford Playhouse), born in Cardiff (d. 2007)
  • Aug 2 Lord Murray of Epping Forest [Lionel], Hadley, Telford, British labour politician and union leader (General Secretary TUC)
  • Aug 2 Paul Laxalt, (Sen-R-NV, 1974- )
  • Aug 3 Robert Sumner, American evangelist and author
  • Aug 5 L. Tom Perry, LDS apostle
  • Aug 6 Freddie Laker, CEO (Laker airlines)
  • Aug 8 Michael Parkin, journalist
  • Aug 8 Rory Calhoun, actor (Blue & Gray, Judson Tyler-Capitol), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1999)
  • Aug 8 Rudi Gernreich, designer (1st women's topless swimsuit, miniskirt)
  • Aug 8 Gertrude Himmelfarb, American historian
  • Aug 9 Philip Larkin, Coventry England, writer (North Ship, Jill)
  • Aug 12 Andre Kloos, Dutch trade union leader (NVV/VARA)
  • Aug 12 Lord Colinbrook, British government minister
  • Aug 15 Lukas Foss, [Fuchs], composer (Prairie), born in Berlin, Germany
  • Aug 16 Louis Lomax, African-American author and journalist, born in Valdosta, Georgia (d. 1970)
  • Aug 17 Paul Wiens, German writer, born in Königsberg, East Prussia (d. 1982)
  • Aug 17 Ralph Roberts, Salisbury NC, actor (Tradition, Gone are the Days)
  • Aug 17 Roy Tattersall, cricketer (brilliant England off-spinner early 50's)
  • Aug 18 Alain Robbe-Grillet, France, novelist (Voyeur)
  • Aug 18 Eric William Hunter Christie, barrister
  • Aug 19 Douglas MacKenzie Davey, psychometrist
  • Aug 20 Akutsu Tetsuzo, Japan, Japanese surgeon who built the first artificial heart
  • Aug 22 Micheline Presle, actress (Nea, Donkey Skin), born in Paris, France
  • Aug 23 Brian Young, Chairman (Christian Aid)
  • Aug 23 Jack Boddy, British trade union leader
  • Aug 23 George Kell, baseball player
  • Aug 23 Jean Darling, American child actress (Our Gang), born in Santa Monica, California (d. 2015)
  • Aug 23 Pierre Gauvreau, Quebec painter, television writer and producer
  • Aug 24 René Lévesque, Premier of Quebec (d. 1987)
  • Aug 24 Howard Zinn, American historian and activist
  • Aug 25 Ronnie Potsdammer, Dutch singer/song writer/programmer
  • Aug 26 Lazar Nikolov, composer
  • Aug 26 Irving R. Levine, American journalist
  • Aug 29 Emile Habibi, Palestinian Israeli writer (The Secret Life of Saeed the Pessoptimist), born in Haifa (d. 1996)
  • Aug 29 Yorgos Sicilianos, composer
  • Aug 29 Mr. Blackwell, American fashion critic
  • Aug 30 Regina Resnik, mezzo-soprano (Sieglinde-Bayreuth), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • Aug 30 Lionel Murphy, Australian politician (d. 1986)

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Aug 9 Actress Gloria Swanson (23) divorces businessman Herbert K. Somborn after almost 3 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 1 Vaclav Juda Novotny, composer, dies at 72

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 2 Alexander Graham Bell, Scottish inventor (telephone), dies at 75

  • Aug 2 [Wilhel]Mina JPR Kruseman, Dutch author/feminist, dies at 82
  • Aug 4 Enver Pasa, Turkish politician, dies at 40
  • Aug 12 Arthur Griffith, Irish nationalist/president (Sinn Fein), dies
  • Aug 14 Alfred CW Harmsworth, 1st viscount Northcliffe/newspaper magnate, dies
  • Aug 19 Felipe Pedrell, composer, dies at 81

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 22 Michael Collins, Irish nationalist leader, killed in ambush

Irish Nationalist Leader Michael Collins
Irish Nationalist Leader
Michael Collins
  • Aug 27 Carl Fuchs, German composer, dies at 83
  • Aug 28 Louis PMFG of Orleans, earl of Eu/Brazil, dies at 80