What Happened in March 1922

Historical Events

  • Mar 2 WBAP-AM, Fort Worth Texas, begins broadcasting
  • Mar 2 WLW-AM in Cincinnati OH begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 3 Italian fascists occupy Fiume & Rijeka
  • Mar 3 WWJ-AM in Detroit MI begins radio transmissions

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Mar 4 1st vampire film Nosferatu released in Germany, an adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula

Novelist Bram Stoker
Bram Stoker
  • Mar 5 "Nosferatu" premieres in Berlin

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Mar 6 Babe Ruth signs 3 year contract with NY Yankees at $52,000 a year

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Mar 6 GB Shaw's "Back to Methusaleh III/IV" premieres in NYC
  • Mar 7 US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Theresa Weld Blanchard
  • Mar 7 US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Sherwin Badger
  • Mar 9 Eugene O'Neill's "Hairy Ape," premieres in NYC
  • Mar 9 KJR-AM in Seattle Washington begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 10 KLZ-AM in Denver CO begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 10 State of siege proclaimed during mine strike Johannesburg South Africa
  • Mar 11 Western Hockey Championship: Vancouver Millionaires (PCHA) sweep Regina Capitals, in 2 games

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Mar 13 George Bernard Shaw's "Back to Methusaleh V" premieres in NYC

  • Mar 13 WRR-AM in Dallas TX begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 13 NHL Championship: Ottawa Senators outscore Toronto St Pats, 5 to 4, in 2 games
  • Mar 14 KGU-AM in Honolulu HI begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 14 KSD-AM in Saint Louis MO begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 14 WGR-AM in Buffalo NY begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 15 1st southern radio station begins (WSB, Atlanta Georgia)
  • Mar 15 France, which up until now has insisted on currency for all WWI reparation payments from Germany, now accepts raw materials as payment
  • Mar 16 Sultan Fuad I crowned king of Egypt, England recognizes Egypt
  • Mar 16 WKY-AM in Oklahoma City OK begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 18 1st intercollegiate indoor polo championship (Princeton vs Yale)

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Mar 18 British magistrates in India sentence Mahatma Gandhi to 6 years imprisonment for disobedience

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • Mar 18 WBT-AM in Charlotte NC begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 18 The first public celebration of Bat mitzvah, for the daughter of Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan, is held in New York City.
  • Mar 20 USS Langley is commissioned, US Navy's 1st aircraft carrier
  • Mar 20 WIP-AM in Philadelphia PA begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 21 KGW-AM in Portland OR begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 22 The Rand Rebellion in Southern Africa, which started as a strike by white mineworkers and became an armed rebellion against the state, is brought to a brutal end by the police
  • Mar 23 1st airplane lands at the US Capitol in Washington, D.C.
  • Mar 23 KMJ-AM in Fresno CA begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 23 WEW-AM in Saint Louis MO begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 24 81st Grand National: Lewis Rees aboard Music Hall wins (only 3 horses out of 32 starters finish)
  • Mar 28 1st microfilm device introduced
  • Mar 28 Stanley Cup: Toronto St Pats (NHL) beat Vancouver Millionaires (PCHA), 3 games to 2
  • Mar 30 KGY-AM in Olympia WA begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 30 WWL-AM in New Orleans LA begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 31 KFI-AM in Los Angeles CA begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 31 Prince Hendrik opens trade fair building in Amsterdam

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 1 William M Gaines, publisher (MAD Magazine)
  • Mar 1 Yitzak Rabin, premier (Israel, 1992-95, Nobel 1994)

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Mar 1 Yitzhak Rabin, fifth Prime Minister of Israel (1974-77 and 1992-95), born in Jerusalem

5th Prime Minister of Israel Yitzhak Rabin
5th Prime Minister of Israel
Yitzhak Rabin
  • Mar 2 Eric Feldbush, composer
  • Mar 2 Mario Zafred, composer
  • Mar 3 Kazimierz Serocki, composer
  • Mar 3 Nándor Hidegkuti, Hungarian footballer (d. 2002)
  • Mar 4 Richard E. Cunha, American cinematographer and film director (d. 2005)
  • Mar 4 Martha O'Driscoll, American film actress (d. 1998)
  • Mar 4 Dina Pathak (Deena Pathak), Veteran Gujarati theatre and film actress (d. 2002)
  • Mar 5 Ebrahim Maka, Indian cricket wicketkeeper (2 Tests 1952)
  • Mar 5 James Noble, actor (Gov. Gatling in "Benson"), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2016)
  • Mar 5 Pier Paolo Pasolini, Bologna Italy, director (Teorema, Pigsty)
  • Mar 6 Ruben Ayala, Chino, California, politician (California State Senator 1974-1998) (d. 2012)
  • Mar 7 Olga Aleksandrovna Ladyzhenskaya, Russian mathematician (d. 2004)
  • Mar 8 Carl Furillo, Brooklyn Dodger (NL Batting Champ 1953)
  • Mar 8 Heinar Kipphardt, German writer and playwright (In the Matter of J. Robert Oppenheimer), born in Heidersdorf, Lower Silesia (d. 1982)
  • Mar 8 Shigeru Mizuki, Japanese soldier and Manga artist (GeGeGe no Kitarō), born in Sakaiminato, Tittori (d. 2015)
  • Mar 8 Ralph Baer, Creator of the first video game console
  • Mar 9 Herbert P Douglas Jr, Pitts, long jumper (Olympic-bronze-1948)
  • Mar 10 Adam Kennedy, Lafayette Ind, actor (Dion-Californian)
  • Mar 10 Pamela Mason, actress (Navy vs Night Monsters), born in London, England
  • Mar 11 Abdul Razak bin Hussain, premier of Malaysia (1970-77)
  • Mar 11 Thom Kelling, Dutch singer/guitarist (Programa de Manha)
  • Mar 11 Vinnette Carroll, actress (Alice's Restaurant, Reivers), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 11 José Luis López Vázquez, Spanish actor
  • Mar 12 Helen Parrish, actress (Hour Glass, Show Business), born in Columbus, Georgia

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Mar 12 Jack Kerouac, Beat writer (On the Road, Mexico Blues), born in Lowell, Massachusetts (d. 1969)

Writer Jack Kerouac
Jack Kerouac
  • Mar 12 Lane Kirkland, union president (AFL-CIO)
  • Mar 12 Thomas Hugh Eastwood, composer
  • Mar 13 Brun Smith, cricketer (NZ right-handed batsman of late 1940's)
  • Mar 13 Jim Rodger, sports writer
  • Mar 14 Colin Fletcher, author (Walking Through Time)
  • Mar 14 Les Baxter, US, singer/orchestra leader/composer (Born Again)
  • Mar 16 Geoffrey Freeman Allen, railway writer
  • Mar 16 Harding Lemay, North Bangor NY, headwriter (Another World)
  • Mar 17 Megan Bull, British head mistress (Holloway Jail)
  • Mar 17 Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Founding Leader of Bangladesh (d. 1975)
  • Mar 18 Egon Bahr, German journalist/politician, born in Treffurt, Thuringia (d. 2015)

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Mar 18 Fred Shuttlesworth, American civil rights activist, born in Mount Meigs, Alabama (d. 2011)

Civil Rights Activist Fred Shuttlesworth
Civil Rights Activist
Fred Shuttlesworth
  • Mar 20 Arnold Burgen, college president (Academia Europaea)

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Mar 20 Carl Reiner, comedian (2000 Year Old Man, Dick Van Dyke Show), born in The Bronx, New York

Actor & Comedian Carl Reiner
Actor & Comedian
Carl Reiner
  • Mar 20 Doug Barnard Jr, (Rep-D-GA, 1977- )
  • Mar 20 Jack Kruschen, Winnipeg Canada, actor (Papa-Webster, Busting Loose)
  • Mar 20 Larry Elgart, bandleader/alto sax (Elgart Orch), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Mar 20 Ray Goulding, Lowell Mass, comedian (Bob & Ray)
  • Mar 22 Mujib ur-Rahman, Pakistan, sheik/premier
  • Mar 22 Stewart Stern, screenwriter (Rebel Without A Cause)
  • Mar 23 Marty Allen, Pitts, comedian (Allen & Rossi), "Hello Dere"
  • Mar 23 Ugo Tognazzi, Cremona Italy, actor/director (La Cage Aux Folles)
  • Mar 24 Dave Appell, singer/musician/songwriter (In the Midnight Hour)
  • Mar 24 Dorothy Irene Height, president (national council of negro women)
  • Mar 24 Onna White, Canadian choreographer (d. 2005)
  • Mar 25 Bruno VeSota, Ill, actor/director (Chopper, Teenage Doll, Wild Rovers)

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Mar 25 Eileen Ford, American modelling agency executive and co-founder (Ford Modelling Agency), born in Manhattan, New York, (d. 2014)

Co-Founder of Ford Models Eileen Ford
Co-Founder of Ford Models
Eileen Ford
  • Mar 25 Tobias Schneebaum, American writer, anthropologist and explorer, born in New York City (d. 2005)
  • Mar 26 William Milliken, actor (Drive-in)
  • Mar 26 Oscar Sala, Italian-born physicist
  • Mar 27 Margaret Stacey, sociologist
  • Mar 27 Stefan Wul, French author (d. 2003)
  • Mar 28 Neville Bonner, Australian politician (d. 1999)
  • Mar 28 Felice Chiusano, Italian singer (d. 1990)
  • Mar 28 Joey Maxim, American boxer (d. 2001)
  • Mar 30 German Germanovich Galinin, composer
  • Mar 30 J F Coates, naval architect
  • Mar 30 Peter Jona Korn, composer
  • Mar 30 Turhan Bey, actor (Dragon Seed, Ali Baba & 40 Thieves), born in Vienna, Austria
  • Mar 31 Patrick J G McGee, North Ireland, actor (Clockwork Orange)
  • Mar 31 Richard Kiley, actor (Man of La Mancha, Endless Love), born in Chicago, Illinois

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 1 Rafael Moreno Aranzadi, Spanish footballer (b. 1892)
  • Mar 4 Bert Williams, African American comedian and entertainer, dies at 46
  • Mar 10 Arthur Hervey, composer, dies at 67
  • Mar 10 Horace Wadham Nicholl, composer, dies at 73
  • Mar 22 Louis A Ranvier, French anatomist/historian, dies at 86
  • Mar 27 Nikolay Alexandrovich Sokolov, composer, dies at 63