What Happened in October 1922

Historical Events

  • Oct 1 Former Chicago Staleys play 1st NFL game as Chicago Bears, win 6-0
  • Oct 1 Rogers Hornsby's 3-for-5 ups avg to .401
  • Oct 3 1st facsimile photo send over city telephone lines, Washington, D.C.
  • Oct 3 Rebecca Felton of Georgia becomes 1st woman in Senate
  • Oct 4 For 1st time, entire World Series broadcast over radio (WJZ & WGY)
  • Oct 4 Protocol of Genevia signed: Austria gains independence
  • Oct 5 Yankees and Giants play an infamous 3-3 tied World Series game
  • Oct 6 Schwebla replaces Benes government in Czechoslavakia
  • Oct 6 The great powers of the first world war withdraw from Istanbul
  • Oct 7 First radio link, WNJ (Newark) & WGY (Senectady) link for World Series
  • Oct 7 Landis insists Game 4 of World Series be played despite heavy rain
  • Oct 7 Oud-burgem of Rotterdam Zimmerman becomes High Comm's of Austria
  • Oct 8 NY Giants beat Yankees, 4 games to 0, with a tie in 19th World Series
  • Oct 11 First woman FBI "special investigator" appointed (Alaska Davidson)
  • Oct 11 Turkey & Greece sign cease fire
  • Oct 14 1st Thom McAn shoe store opens on Third Avenue NYC
  • Oct 14 1st automated telephones-Pennsylvania exchange in NYC
  • Oct 17 Scottish worker begins hunger march from Glasgow on London
  • Oct 18 British Broadcasting Company (BBC) founded, later called British Broadcasting Corporation
  • Oct 20 Kennelworth in Bronx renamed Dwight Place
  • Oct 22 Lucerne Street in Bronx named
  • Oct 22 Parsifal Place laid out in Bronx, named for knight in Wagner's Opera
  • Oct 23 Channing Pollock's "Fool" premieres in NYC

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Oct 23 Conservative Andrew Bonar Law forms government in United Kingdom, replacing David Lloyd George's Liberal government

British Prime Minister Bonar Law
British Prime Minister
Bonar Law
British Prime Minister David Lloyd George
British Prime Minister
David Lloyd George
  • Oct 24 German parliament mandates Ebert president until July 1925
  • Oct 24 Irish Parliament adopts a constitution for an Irish Free State

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Oct 26 Italian government resigns under pressure from fascists & Benito Mussolini

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini

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Oct 26 Gertrude Bell appointed Honorary Director of Antiquities in new Department of Antiquities in Baghdad, Iraq (origin of the Baghdad Archaeological Museum)

Archaeologist and Writer Gertrude Bell
Archaeologist and Writer
Gertrude Bell
  • Oct 27 1st commemoration of Navy Day (USA)
  • Oct 27 Dutch 2nd Chamber votes for child labor laws
  • Oct 27 In Italy, Liberal Luigi Facta resigns in the face of threats from Mussolini that 'either the Government will be given to us or we will seize it by marching on Rome'
  • Oct 28 First US coast-to-coast radio broadcast of a football game
  • Oct 28 Benito Mussolini takes control of Italy's government
  • Oct 30 Anxious to compete with the Yankees, the NY Giants pay $65,000 & 3 players for Jack Bentley (hits .349 & is 13-1 as pitcher in 1922)
  • Oct 30 Benito Mussolini forms government in Italy
  • Oct 31 Benito Mussolini (Il Duce) becomes premier of Italy
  • Oct 31 Karel & Josef Capék's "World We Live In" premieres in NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 1 Hector Campos-Parsi, composer
  • Oct 2 Otmar Macha, Czech composer (Quattro Group), born in Ostrava (d. 2006)
  • Oct 2 Thomas T Nkobi, South African ANC-leader (Alexandra-bus boycott 1957)
  • Oct 2 Wolfhart U Pannenberg, German theologist (Gingham Girl)
  • Oct 3 Marcel van Thienen, composer
  • Oct 3 Jean Lefebvre, French actor (d. 2004)
  • Oct 4 Malcolm Baldrige, Conn, US Secretary of Commerce (1981-87)
  • Oct 4 Shin Kyuk-Ho, Japanese businessman
  • Oct 5 José Froilán González, Argentine race car driver, (d. 2013)
  • Oct 5 Bil Keane, American cartoonist
  • Oct 5 Jock Stein, Scottish footballer and manager (d. 1985)
  • Oct 6 Joe Frazier, American baseball player
  • Oct 7 Martha Stewart, Bardwell Ky, singer/actress (Daisy Kenyon, Doll Face)
  • Oct 7 Reina Prinsen Geerligs, [Leentje Vandendriesch], Dutch antifascist
  • Oct 7 Grady Hatton, American baseball player, (d. 2013)
  • Oct 8 Douglas Gray, archivist
  • Oct 8 Svend Westergaard, composer
  • Oct 9 Fyvush Finkel, actor (Middle Ages, Picket Fences), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • Oct 9 Raymond Wilding-White, composer
  • Oct 10 Boeli [Willem C] van Leeuwen, Antillian writer (Vreemdeling Op Aarde)
  • Oct 10 Harry Cave, cricketer (NZ bowler & Test captain in the 1950's)
  • Oct 10 Merv Pregulman, Lansing, Michigan, NFL Line backer (Green Bay Packers), (d. 2012)
  • Oct 13 Alan Scott, Haddonfield NJ, TV host/songwriter (Spin the Picture)
  • Oct 13 Gilberto Mendes, composer
  • Oct 15 Agustina Bessa-Luís, Portuguese writer
  • Oct 16 Max Bygraves, actor (Tom Brown's School Days), born in London, England
  • Oct 16 Robert Urquhart, actor (Dunkirk, Bulldog Breed, Dark Avenger)
  • Oct 17 Louis Benjamin, showman
  • Oct 17 Pierre Juneau, Canada, film and broadcast executive, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2012)
  • Oct 17 Luiz Bonfá, Brazilian composer (d. 2001)
  • Oct 18 Camillo Togni, composer
  • Oct 18 Little Orphan Annie, comic strip character
  • Oct 18 Richard Stankiewicz, US sculptor (1974 Akston Award, 1966 Brandeis)
  • Oct 19 Jack Anderson, journalist (Wash Post), born in Long Beach, California
  • Oct 20 John Anderson, Clayton Ill, actor (Virgil-Legend of Wyatt Earp)
  • Oct 21 Liliane de Bettencourt, heir to L'Oreal
  • Oct 22 John H Chafee, (Sen-R-Rhode Island, 1976- )
  • Oct 22 John Weidner, war hero, born in Brussels, Belgium
  • Oct 22 Ton Lensink, Dutch actor (Rituelen)
  • Oct 22 Juan Carlos Lorenzo, Argentine footballer (d. 2001)
  • Oct 23 Coleen Gray, American actress (Apache Drums), born in Staplehurst, Nebraska (d. 2015)
  • Oct 23 Stuart Sloan, war hero/test pilot
  • Oct 27 Carlos Andres Perez, president of Venezuela (1974-79/89-94)
  • Oct 27 George Young, soccer star
  • Oct 27 Ralph Kiner, HR hitter (Pittsburgh Pirates)/sportscaster (NY Mets)
  • Oct 28 Gershon Kingsley, German composer
  • Oct 28 Butch van Breda Kolff, American basketball coach (d. 2007)
  • Oct 28 Simon Muzenda, Zimbabwe politician (d. 2003)
  • Oct 29 Francois H L Henrichs, sportscaster/actor (Spider)
  • Oct 29 Neal Hefti, Hastings Neb, orchestra leader (Kate Smith Show)
  • Oct 29 Neil Blaney, politician
  • Oct 30 Jane White, American actress and singer
  • Oct 31 Barbara Bel Geddes, actress (Vertigo, Miss Ellie-Dallas, Caught), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)

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Oct 31 Norodom Sihanouk, King of Cambodia (1941-55 and 1993-2004), head of state, independence campaigner and film producer, born in Phnom Penh, Cambodia (d. 2012)

King of Cambodia Norodom Sihanouk
King of Cambodia
Norodom Sihanouk
  • Oct 31 Anatoli Papanov, Soviet actor (d. 1987)
  • Oct 31 Illinois Jacquet, American saxophonist (d. 2004)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 12 Daisy M C Baers, Flemish philosophy/theory, dies at 33
  • Oct 24 George Cadbury, British chocolate and cocoa manufacturer (b. 1839)
  • Oct 28 Hugo Verriest, Flemish writer/poet (Flemish Motion), dies
  • Oct 29 George August Lumbye, composer, dies at 79