What Happened in 1922 (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 359

  • 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

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Apr 3 Joseph Stalin appointed General Secretary of the Russian Communist Party by Vladimir Lenin

Soviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin
Soviet Union Premier
Joseph Stalin
Marxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader Vladimir Lenin
Marxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader
Vladimir Lenin
  • Apr 4 WAAB (Baton Rouge La) becomes 1st US radio station with "W" calls
  • Apr 5 KOB-AM in Albuquerque NM begins radio transmissions
  • Apr 5 WDZ-AM in Decatur IL begins radio transmissions
  • Apr 7 Naval Reserve #3, "Teapot Dome," leased to Harry F Sinclair

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Apr 7 Warren G. Harding's Interior Secretary, Albert B. Fall, leases the Teapot Dome oil reserves to harry sinclair, setting in motion what comes to be known over the next two years as the Teapot Dome scandals

Founder of Sinclair Oil Harry Ford Sinclair
Founder of Sinclair Oil
Harry Ford Sinclair
29th US President Warren G. Harding
29th US President
Warren G. Harding
United States Senator Albert B. Fall
United States Senator
Albert B. Fall
  • Apr 14 Republic rebels occupies 4 government courts in Dublin
  • Apr 15 The legendary Poodle Dog Restaurant closes in San Francisco

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Apr 16 Annie Oakley sets women's record by breaking 100 clay targets in a row

Sharp Shooter Annie Oakley
Sharp Shooter
Annie Oakley
  • Apr 16 German-Russian treaty signed in Italy, Soviet Union recognized
  • Apr 18 Netherlands soccer team defeats Denmark 2-0
  • Apr 19 26th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar of Mass in 2:18:10
  • Apr 21 The first Aggie Muster is held as a remembrance for fellow Aggies who had died in the previous year.
  • Apr 22 South Ossetian Autonomous Region forms in Georgian SSR
  • Apr 27 Fritz Lang's "Dr Mabuse, der Spieler" premieres in Berlin
  • Apr 27 Yakut ASSR formed in Russian SFSR
  • Apr 28 WOI (Ames, Iowa) country's 1st licensed educational radio station
  • Apr 29 1st official Intl Weightlifting Federation Champ (Tallinn, Estonia)
  • Apr 30 Chicago White Sox Charles Robertson perfect games Detroit Tigers, 2-0
  • May 1 Charlie Robertson of Chicago pitches a perfect no-hit, no-run game
  • May 2 WBAP-AM begins broadcasting from Fort Worth, Texas
  • May 3 Mayor Hylan closes streets for building of Yankee Stadium
  • May 3 Salt layer find at Winterswijk
  • May 4 KNX-AM in Los Angeles CA begins radio transmissions
  • May 5 Construction begins on Yankee Stadium (Bronx)
  • May 7 Belgian soccer team defeats Netherlands: 1-2
  • May 7 NY Giant Jesse Barnes no-hits Phillies, 2-0

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May 9 The International Astronomical Union formally adopt Annie Jump Cannon's stellar classification system, which with only minor changes, is still used today

Astronomer Annie Jump Cannon
Annie Jump Cannon
  • May 10 Dr Ivy Williams is 1st woman to be called to the English Bar
  • May 10 WHB-AM in Kansas City MO begins radio transmissions
  • May 10 The United States annexes the Kingman Reef in n the North Pacific Ocean
  • May 13 48th Kentucky Derby: Albert Johnson aboard Morvich wins in 2:04.6
  • May 13 47th Preakness: L Morris aboard Pillory wins in 1:51.6
  • May 15 Germany turns over the Upper Silesia region to Poland under Allied pressure and despite a plebiscite in favor of merging with Germany
  • May 16 White Star Liner Majestic completes 5½ day maiden voyage
  • May 18 Dutch 2nd Chamber agrees to 48 hour work week (was 45 hrs)
  • May 20 "Egypt" sinks off Ushant after colliding with "Seine" killing 90

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May 20 Babe Ruth & Bob Meusel, suspended on October 16, 1921, by Judge Kennesaw Mountain Landis, return to the NY lineup & go hitless

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • May 21 "On the Road to Moscow" is 1st cartoon to receive a Pulitzer Prize
  • May 21 Col Ruppert buys out Col Huston interest in NY Yankees for $1,500,000
  • May 21 Pulitzer prize awarded to Eugene O'Neill (Anna Christie)
  • May 21 Ruppert buys out Huston interest in Yankees for $15 million
  • May 23 "Abie's Irish Rose" 1st of over 2,500 performances
  • May 23 Harry Greb gave Gene Tunney his only professional boxing defeat

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May 23 Walt Disney incorporates his 1st film company Laugh-O-Gram Films

Animator Walt Disney
Walt Disney
  • May 24 Record temperature in Netherlands for May (35.6°C)
  • May 24 Russian-Italian trade agreement signed
  • May 25 Babe Ruth suspended 1 day & fined $200 for throwing dirt on an ump

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May 26 Lenin suffers a stroke

Marxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader Vladimir Lenin
Marxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader
Vladimir Lenin
  • May 29 Ecuador becomes independent
  • May 29 US Supreme Court rules organized baseball is a sport & not a business & thus not subject to antitrust laws
  • May 30 Latvia & Vatican sign accord
  • May 30 Completed Lincoln Memorial dedicated by US Chief Justice William H. Taft in front of 50,000
  • May 30 Cubs swap Max Flack for Cards Cliff Heathcote during middle of doubleheader. Both play for both teams that day
  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: Jimmy Murphy wins in 5:17:30.845 (152.057 km/h)
  • Jun 1 Royal Ulster Constabulary is founded.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 1 Over 50,000 Fascists gather for a meeting in Bologna where Mussolini warns that he will lead a full-scale revolt against a government favoring 'anti-Fascist reaction'

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • Jun 2 Suffy McInnis (1st base) ends an errorless string of 1,700 chances
  • Jun 5 The Banker's committee of the Reparations Commission refuses an international loan to Germany
  • Jun 9 First ringing of the Harkness Memorial Chime at Yale University.
  • Jun 10 54th Belmont: C H Miller aboard Pillory wins in 2:18.8
  • Jun 12 German Reich president Friedrich Ebert visits Munich
  • Jun 12 St Louis Brown Hub Pruett strikes out Babe Ruth 3 straight times
  • Jun 12 St Louis gets record 10 hits in a row & beats Phillies 14-8
  • Jun 13 Longest attack of hiccups begins: Charlie Osborne gets the hiccups and continues for 68 years, dies 11 months after it stops
  • Jun 14 5th PGA Championship: Gene Sarazen at Oakmont CC Oakmont Pa
  • Jun 14 Charles Hoffner wins PGA golf tournament

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 14 US President Warren G. Harding is 1st US president to use radio, dedicates the Francis Scott Key memorial in Baltimore

29th US President Warren G. Harding
29th US President
Warren G. Harding
  • Jun 16 Henry Berliner demonstrates his helicopter to US Bureau of Aeronautics
  • Jun 16 Irish republicans are beaten in a national election; the vote is in favor of the Treaty of London, which leaves the Irish Free State as a dominion within the British Commonwealth

Sports record brokenWorld Record

Jun 19 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 5000m (14:28.2)

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi
  • Jun 22 Herrin massacre, 19 strikebreakers and 2 union miners are killed in Herrin, Illinois.

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 23 57th British Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 300 at Royal St George

Golfer Walter Hagen
Walter Hagen
  • Jun 24 AFPA changes name to NFL, Chicago Staleys become Chicago Bears

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 24 Adolf Hitler begins a month long prison sentence for paramilitary operations; he rails against the 'Jewish sell-out' of Germany to the Bolsheviks

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Jun 26 The emergency decrees under Article 48 of the Weimar Constitution are invoked by the government to deal with deteriorating economic conditions
  • Jun 27 Newberry Medal 1st presented for kids literature (Hendrik Van Loon)
  • Jun 28 The Irish Civil War starts when Irish Free State forces attack anti-treaty republicans in Dublin.
  • Jun 29 France grants 1 km² at Vimy Ridge "freely, and for all time, to the Government of Canada, the free use of the land exempt from all taxes."
  • Jul 5 1st general election in Netherlands
  • Jul 5 Uprising of social righteousness in Rio de Janeiro
  • Jul 5 Women 1st vote in Dutch elections, Christian parties win
  • Jul 6 Dutch auto/airplane manufacturer Trompenburg declares bankruptcy
  • Jul 8 35th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Suzanne Lenglen beats M Mallory (6-2 6-0)
  • Jul 9 Johnny Weissmuller swims 1st 100 m free style under 1 minute
  • Jul 10 42nd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Gerald Patterson beats R Lycett (6-3 6-4 6-2)
  • Jul 11 The Hollywood Bowl opens.
  • Jul 15 1st duck-billed platypus publicly exhibited in US, at NY zoo
  • Jul 15 26th US Golf Open: Gene Sarazen shoots a 288 at Skokie CC in Ill
  • Jul 17 Curacao harbor workers begin strike under Felix Chacuto

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jul 17 Ty Cobb gets 5 hits in a game for record 4th time in a year

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • Jul 20 Togo made a mandate of League of Nations
  • Jul 22 Cards enter 1st place, marks 1st time both St Louis teams are on top
  • Jul 23 16th Tour de France won by Firmin Lambot of Belgium
  • Jul 25 AT&T begins broadcasting on WBAY (NYC-later WEAF, WNBC, WRCA & WFAN)
  • Jul 27 International Geographical Union forms in Brussels
  • Jul 29 Greek troops defeat Turkish forces and are on their way to Constantinople, but the Allies forbid them taking the city

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 617

  • 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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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
  • Apr 1 William Manchester, Attleboro Mass, historian (Death of a President)
  • Apr 2 Nikolaj G Bassov, Russia, atomic physicist (laser, Nobel 1964)
  • Apr 4 Elmer Bernstein, movie music composer (Robot Monster), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 5 Gale Storm, Bloomington Tx, actress (My Little Margie, Gale Storm Show)
  • Apr 5 Harry Freedman, composer
  • Apr 5 Tom Finney, Preston, Lancashire, English football player (Preston North End)
  • Apr 7 Kenneth Howard Peacock, composer
  • Apr 7 Mongo Santamaria, Cuban musician (d. 2003)
  • Apr 9 Carl Amery [Christian Anton Mayer], German writer, born in Munich (d. 2005)
  • Apr 9 Gerald Moverley, Roman Catholic bishop (Hallam)
  • Apr 9 Michael Palliser, head of British diplomatic service
  • Apr 11 Alexander Raichev, composer
  • Apr 11 Antoine Blondin, writer
  • Apr 13 John Braine, English novelist (Life at the Top)
  • Apr 13 Julius Nyerere, Tanzanian politician (d. 1999)
  • Apr 13 Jean Topart, actor (Fantastic Planet), born in Paris, France (d. 2012)
  • Apr 14 David Alexandrovich Toradze, composer
  • Apr 14 Maria Luisa Bemberg, filmmaker
  • Apr 15 Harold Washington, 1st African American mayor of Chicago (D, 1983-87)
  • Apr 15 Michael Ansara, Lowell Mass, actor (Cochise-Broken Arrow, Centennial), (d. 2013)
  • Apr 16 Christopher Samuel Youd, UK, sci-fi author (Tripods Trilogy), (d. 2012)
  • Apr 16 Kingsley Amis, English novelist (Lucky Jim, James Bond Dossier), born in London (d. 1995)
  • Apr 16 Leo Tindemans, Belgian statesman, Prime Minister of Belgium (1974-78), born in Zwijndrecht,
  • Apr 16 Eddie Bert, Yonkers, New York, bebopjazz trombonist, (d. 2012)
  • Apr 18 Avril Angers, actress (Brass Monkey)
  • Apr 19 Erich Hartmann, German WW II pilot (downed 352 Russian aircrafts)
  • Apr 19 Luigi Barbbarito, reverend (Apostolic ProNuncio)
  • Apr 21 Allan Watkins, cricketer, England batsman late 40s early 50s)
  • Apr 22 Charles Mingus, Arizona, jazz bassist (Pithecanthropus Erectus)
  • Apr 22 Lou Stein, pianist (Tonight! America After Dark), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 22 Richard C Diebenkorn Jr, US, painter (Ocean Park Paintings)
  • Apr 23 Boy [Segundo JA] Ecury, Aruba, resistance fighter
  • Apr 23 Diarmuid Downs, auto engineer
  • Apr 24 J D Cannon, Salmon Idaho, actor (McCloud, Ike, Call to Glory)
  • Apr 26 James Holt, medieval historian
  • Apr 26 Margaret Scott, founder (Australian Ballet School)

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