What Happened in January 1922

Historical Events

  • Jan 1 Vancouver, BC starts driving on the right side of road
  • Jan 1 Coal miners in the Transvaal, South Africa, embark on a strike in response to a wage cut, which quickly escalated into a large-scale revolt against the government, known as the Rand Rebellion.
  • Jan 2 8th Rose Bowl: California ties Washington & Jefferson, 0-0
  • Jan 3 1st living person identified on a US coin (Thomas E Kirby) on the Alabama Centennial half-dollar
  • Jan 6 -13] Conference of Cannes concerning German retribution payments

AgreementTreaty of Interest

Jan 7 The Anglo-Irish Treaty is ratified by Dail Eireann by a 64-57 vote

Irish Nationalist Leader Michael Collins
Irish Nationalist Leader
Michael Collins
  • Jan 9 KQV-AM in Pittsburgh PA begins radio transmissions
  • Jan 9 Rotterdam metal strike ends
  • Jan 11 Insulin first used on humans to treat diabetes - Leonard Thompson, 14, of Canada
  • Jan 13 Buck Weaver, a Black Sox, applies unsuccessfully for reinstatement
  • Jan 13 Conference of Cannes concerning German retribution payments ended
  • Jan 13 WHA-AM in Madison WI begins radio transmissions
  • Jan 15 Arthur Griffith is elected president of the Irish Free State after Eamon de Valera resigns in opposition to the Anglo-Irish Treaty (De Valera will lead a military opposition seeking a unified and independent Ireland)
  • Jan 18 Irish author Liam O'Flaherty & others occupy Rotunda in Dublin
  • Jan 19 Geological survey says US oil supply would be depleted in 20 years
  • Jan 20 Arthur Honegger's ballet "Skating Rink" premieres, Paris
  • Jan 21 1st slalom ski race run, Murren, Switzerland
  • Jan 24 -54°F (-48°C), Danbury, Wisconsin (state record)
  • Jan 24 Eskimo Pie patented by Christian K Nelson of Iowa (not an Eskimo)
  • Jan 24 Lehman Caves National Monument established
  • Jan 26 Ralph Vaughan Williams' "Pastoral Symphony" premieres in London
  • Jan 28 American Pro Football Association renamed "National Football League"
  • Jan 28 J E Clair turns Green Bay franchise back to NFL
  • Jan 28 Knickerbocker Storm, Washington, D.C.'s biggest snowfall, causes the city's greatest loss of life when the roof of the Knickerbocker Theater collapses, killing 98 patrons.
  • Jan 29 Union of Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras & El Salvador dissolved
  • Jan 30 Ted McDonald takes 8-58 in big Victorian win over NSW
  • Jan 30 World Law Day 1st celebrated

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 1 Ernest F Hollings, (Sen-D-SC, 1966- )
  • Jan 2 Jason Evers, actor (Wrangler, Channing), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 2 Nico Schuyt, Dutch composer, born in Alkmaar (d. 1992)
  • Jan 3 Bill Travers, Newcastle-on-Tyne England, actor (Born Free, Gorgo)
  • Jan 3 Jacques Wildberger, Swiss composer (In My End is My Beginning)
  • Jan 3 Morten Nielsen, Denmark, poet/resistance fighter
  • Jan 4 Frank Wess, flutist/saxophonist/composer, (d. 2013)
  • Jan 4 Rosalie Crutchley, English actress (d. 1997)
  • Jan 5 Admiral Sir Anthony Synnot, Chief of the Australian Defence Force (d. 2001)
  • Jan 6 Finn Einar Mortensen, composer
  • Jan 7 Jean-Pierre [Louis] Rampal, Marseilles France, flautist
  • Jan 7 Vincent Gardenia, Naples Italy, actor (All in the Family, LA Law)
  • Jan 7 Alvin Dark, American baseball player & manager, born in Comanche, Oklahoma, (d. 2014)
  • Jan 8 Abbey Simon, pianist, born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 9 Har G Khorana, India/Canada bio-chemist (Nobel 1968)
  • Jan 9 Ahmed Sékou Touré, President of Guinea (d. 1984)
  • Jan 11 Kathleen Byron, actress (Abdication, Profile, 4 Days), born in London, England
  • Jan 11 Neville Duke, English test pilot
  • Jan 11 Tony Charmoli, Minn, choreographer (Cher, Julie Andrew)
  • Jan 11 Ernle Bradford, English historian and writer (d. 1986)
  • Jan 12 Tadeusz Żychiewicz, Polish journalist and art historian (d. 1994)
  • Jan 15 Sir Eric Willis, Australian politician (d. 1999)
  • Jan 16 Ernesto Bonino, Italian singer (d. 2008)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 17 Betty White, actress (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Golden Girls), born in Oak Park Illinois

Actress and Comedian Betty White
Actress and Comedian
Betty White
  • Jan 17 Luis Echeverria Alvarez, president Mexico
  • Jan 17 Nicholas Katzenbach, lawyer (US Attorney General), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
  • Jan 18 Constance Moore, Sioux City Iowa, actress (Window on Main Street)
  • Jan 18 Yehezkiel Braun, composer
  • Jan 18 Bob Bell, American clown (d. 1997)
  • Jan 19 Arthur Morris, Australian cricketer (great lefty opening batsman), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 2015)
  • Jan 19 Guy Madison, [Robert Moseley], California, actor (Wild Bill Hickok)
  • Jan 19 Ken Hughes, director (Casino Royale), born in Liverpool, England
  • Jan 20 Lord James Hanson, English industrialist/House of Lords (Conservative)
  • Jan 20 Ray Anthony, Bentleyville, Pennsylvania, American orchestra leader (Ray Anthony Show, Peter Gunn Theme)
  • Jan 21 Jean P Vroom, Dutch sculptor
  • Jan 21 Paul Scofield, Hurst England, actor (A Man for All Seasons, Train)
  • Jan 21 Telly Savalas, Garden City NJ, American actor (Kojak) (d. 1994)
  • Jan 22 Howard Moss, poet/editor (New Yorker)
  • Jan 24 Neil Franklin, soccer star
  • Jan 24 Charles Socarides, American psychiatrist (d. 2005)
  • Jan 25 Jules P de Palm, Antilles writer
  • Jan 25 Raymond Baxter, British TV host/author (Fast Lady)
  • Jan 26 Michael Bentine, England, author/comedian (Reluctant Jester)
  • Jan 27 Wilfrid Bourne, QC/Clerk of the Crown in Chancery
  • Jan 28 Robert W Holley, US, biochemist, worked with RNA (Nobel '68)
  • Jan 29 Gerda Steinhoff, Nazi concetration camp supervisor (d. 1946)
  • Jan 30 Dick Martin, actor/comedian (Laugh-In, Carbon Copy), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jan 30 Pal Jardanyi, composer
  • Jan 31 Michael Wilford, diplomat
  • Jan 31 William Sylvester, actor (2001, Gorgo, Gemini Man), born in Oakland, California

Famous Deaths

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 5 Ernest Shackleton, British-Irish polar explorer (Endurance, Antarctica), dies of a heart attack at 47

Polar Explorer Ernest Shackleton
Polar Explorer
Ernest Shackleton
  • Jan 6 Jakob Rosanes, German mathematician (b. 1842)
  • Jan 7 Antonio Scontrino, composer, dies at 71
  • Jan 8 Charles R Young, colonel, dies at 58, in Lagos Nigeria
  • Jan 10 Frank Tudor, Australian Labor Opposition leader (b. 1866)
  • Jan 15 John Kirk Barry, Dr/explorer David Livingstone's companion, dies at 89
  • Jan 22 Benedict XV, [Giacomo Markies D Chiesa], pope (1914-22), dies at 67
  • Jan 23 Arthur Nikisch, Hungarian conductor (b. 1855)
  • Jan 26 Luigi Denza, Italian composer (Funiculì, Funiculà), dies at 77
  • Jan 27 Giovanni Verga, Italian writer (I Mala Voglia), dies at 81
  • Jan 31 Heinrich Reinhardt, composer, dies at 56