What Happened in September 1922

Historical Events

  • Sep 1 NYC law requires all "pool" rooms to change name to "billiards"
  • Sep 2 President Ebert declares "Deutschland Uber Alles" the German national anthem

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Sep 4 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 2000m (5:26.3)

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi
  • Sep 5 17th Davis Cup: USA beats Australasia in New York (4-1)
  • Sep 5 Yankees final game at Polo Grounds (played there 7 years)
  • Sep 7 In Aydin, Turkey, independence of Aydin, from Greek occupation.
  • Sep 9 St Louis Brown "Baby Doll" Jacobson hits 3 triples beating Tigers 16-0
  • Sep 9 Turkish troops conquer Smyrna/murder Greek citizens
  • Sep 9 William T Cosgrave replaces Irish premier Collins
  • Sep 10 Largest Polo Grounds crowd see Meusel, Ruth & Gehrig consecutive HRs
  • Sep 11 British mandate of Palestine begins
  • Sep 11 Yankees play their farewell home game in Polo Grounds win doubleheader
  • Sep 11 The Treaty of Kars is ratified in Yerevan, Armenia.
  • Sep 11 One of the Herald Sun of Melbourne, Australia's predecessor papers The Sun News-Pictorial is founded.
  • Sep 12 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 5000m (14:35.4)
  • Sep 13 136.4°F (58°C), El Aziziyah, Libya in shade (world record)
  • Sep 15 Catcher Butch Henline is 1st NLer to hit 3 HRs in a game since 1897
  • Sep 16 Turkish troops chase Greeks out of Asia
  • Sep 16 42nd U.S. Men's National Championship: Bill Tilden beats Bill Johnston (4-6, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-4)
  • Sep 17 Cyclist Piet Moeskops becomes world sprint champ
  • Sep 17 Radio Moscow begins transmitting (12 KWs-most powerful station)
  • Sep 18 2nd government of Ruys de Beerenbrouck installed in Netherlands
  • Sep 18 Browns George Sisler's 41-game hit streak is stopped by NY's Joe Bush
  • Sep 18 Hungary admitted to League of Nations
  • Sep 19 Queen Wilhelmina assumes Dutch throne with 119 word speech
  • Sep 20 Goodman & Atteridge's musical "Passing Show," premieres in NYC
  • Sep 20 Rogers Hornsby ends hitting streak of 33 games

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Sep 21 US President Warren G. Harding signs a joint resolution of approval to establish a Jewish homeland in Palestine

29th US President Warren G. Harding
29th US President
Warren G. Harding
  • Sep 22 US Congress passes the Cable Act, under which an American women who marries an 'alien' will not lose citizenship; neither will a women marrying an American automatically become a citizen
  • Sep 23 Berthold Brecht's "Drum in the Night" premieres in Germany
  • Sep 23 Gdynia Seaport Construction Act passed by the Polish parliament.
  • Sep 24 Nuremberg fusion congress USDP-SPD; picks Karl Kautsky
  • Sep 24 Roger Hornsby sets NL HR mark at 42
  • Sep 25 Giants beat St Louis, to clinch John McGraw's 8th pennant
  • Sep 27 King Constantine I of Greece abdicates

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Sep 28 Benito Mussolini marches on Rome

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • Sep 29 Benito Mussolini ask Vatican for support of fascist party program
  • Sep 30 Government of Alexandros Zaimis forms in Greece
  • Sep 30 Yanks clinch pennant #2, beating Boston 3-1

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 1 Melvin Laird, politician (Rep-R-Mich), US Secretary of Defense (1969-73), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 2016)
  • Sep 1 Vittorio Gassman, actor (War & Peace), born in Genoa, Italy
  • Sep 1 Yvonne De Carlo, Canadian actress (10 Commandments, Lily-Munsters), born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 2007)
  • Sep 1 Joe Astroth, East Alton, Illinois, MLB player (Philadelphia/Kansas City Athletics), (d. 2013)
  • Sep 3 Rosendo Ejercito Santos, composer
  • Sep 4 Per Olof Sundman, Swedish writer and politician (d. 1992)
  • Sep 7 Kirill Vladimirovich Molchanov, composer
  • Sep 7 Lucien Jarraud, Canadian radio host (d. 2007)
  • Sep 8 Lyndon LaRouche, American presidental candidate (1980)
  • Sep 8 Sid Caesar, Yonkers NY, comedian (Your Show of Shows)
  • Sep 9 Anthony Derrick Parsons, diplomat
  • Sep 9 MacKenzie John, pipe major
  • Sep 9 Manolis Glezos, Greek politician and writer
  • Sep 9 Hoyt Curtin, American songwriter (d. 2000)
  • Sep 9 Hans Dehmelt, German-born American physicist (Nobel Prize 1989), born in Gorlitz (d. 2017)
  • Sep 11 Charles Evers, civil rights leader (Amazing Grace)
  • Sep 12 Jackson Mac Low, composer
  • Sep 12 Viscount Allendale, English large landowner/multi-millionaire
  • Sep 12 Ellen Demming, American actress (d. 2002)
  • Sep 13 Yma Sumac, [Chavarri], Ichocan Peru, 5 octave soprano (Omar Khayyam)
  • Sep 13 Charles Brown, American singer and pianist (d. 1999)
  • Sep 14 Michel Auclair, [Vujovic], Germany, actor (Story of a Love Story)
  • Sep 15 Jackie Cooper, American actor and director (Skippy, Superman), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 15 Bob Anderson, English Olympic Fencer, renowned film fight choreographer (Star Wars, Lord of the Rings) (d.2012)
  • Sep 16 Janis Paige, actress (Lanigan's Rabbi, Trapper John MD), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • Sep 16 Marcel Mouloudji, singer
  • Sep 16 Guy Hamilton, British director (Goldfinger), born in Paris (d. 2016)
  • Sep 17 Agostinho Neto, poet/president Angola [or Dec 27]
  • Sep 17 Naomi Datta, geneticist
  • Sep 17 Ursula Howells, actress (Girly, Murder is Announced), born in London, England
  • Sep 18 Grayson Hall, American actress (d. 1985)
  • Sep 18 Ray Steadman-Allen, English composer
  • Sep 19 Catherine Mary Hall, nurse
  • Sep 19 Damon [Francis] Knight, US, sci-fi author (CV, Beyond the Barrier)
  • Sep 19 Dana Zatopek, Czechoslavakia, javelin thrower (Olympic-gold-1952)
  • Sep 19 Emil Zatopek, Czechoslavakia, 5K/10K/marathon (Olympic-gold-1952)
  • Sep 20 David Nicolson, British businessman and politician (Chairman of BTR Industries-1969)
  • Sep 20 Frank Comstock, SD California, orchestra leader (Jimmie Rodgers Show)
  • Sep 20 William Kapell, American pianist (d. 1953)
  • Sep 20 Franco Ventriglia, American opera singer, born in Fairfield, Connecticut (d. 2012)
  • Sep 21 Lode Backx, Flemish pianist
  • Sep 22 Chen Ning Yang, China, US physicist/disproved parity (Nobel 1957)
  • Sep 23 Philip Owen Arnould Sherrard, scholar theologian poet/translator
  • Sep 24 Cornell MacNeil, US, singer/actor (La Traviata)
  • Sep 24 David Lane, CEO (Commission for Racial Equality)
  • Sep 24 Theresa Merritt, actress (Mama-That's My Mama), born in Newport News, Virginia
  • Sep 25 Hammer DeRoburt, first President of Nauru (d. 1992)
  • Sep 26 Nicholas Romanov, French-born pretender to the Russian throne
  • Sep 27 Arthur Penn, director (Miracle Worker, Bonnie & Clyde), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 27 Carl Ballantine, actor (McHale's Navy)
  • Sep 27 James Wilson, composer
  • Sep 28 Joe Silver, actor (Mr I Magination, Fay), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 28 Phyllis Friend, chief nursing officer (DHSS)
  • Sep 29 Lizabeth Scott, Scranton, Pa, American actress (Dark City, Desert Fury)
  • Sep 30 Allan Rae, cricketer (prolific WI opening batsman 1948-53)
  • Sep 30 Alan Stretton, Australian general

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 2 "Gone With The Wind" author Margaret Mitchell (21) weds Red Berrien Upshaw

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 18 Nurse Margaret Sanger (43) weds James Noah Henry Slee in Bloomsbury, London

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 28 Stage and film actor James Cagney (23) weds dancer Frances Vernon


Famous Deaths

  • Sep 4 Georges Sorel, French social philosopher, dies at 74
  • Sep 5 Georgette Agutte, French painter (b. 1867)
  • Sep 10 Arpad Szendy, composer, dies at 59
  • Sep 11 Louis Coerne, composer, dies at 52
  • Sep 21 Tom Armitage, cricketer (England lob bowler v Australia 1877), dies
  • Sep 28 Andrejs Jurjans, composer, dies at 65
  • Sep 30 Paul Barth, German philosopher/sociologist, dies at 64