What Happened in 1922 (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 300 of 359

  • Jul 31 18-year-old Ralph Samuelson rides world's 1st water skis (Minn)
  • Jul 31 General strike in Italy against fascist violence
  • Aug 1 Hendrikus Colijn becomes political editor-in-chief of The Standard
  • Aug 1 In Italy, the socialist 'Alianza del Lavoro' declare a national strike which collapses immediately and fascist forces destroy union and socialist headquarters
  • Aug 2 China, hit by a typhoon; about 60,000 die
  • Aug 4 Female 1st baseman Lizzie Murphy plays on AL all-star team
  • Aug 8 Pirates set record of 46 hits in a doubleheader (against Phillies)
  • Aug 12 Dedication of Frederick Douglas' home in Wash DC as national shrine
  • Aug 14 1st "old time" musicians broadcasted on radio (Jenkins-WSB Atlanta)
  • Aug 16 AT&T radio station WBAY becomes WEAF (NYC)

Sport awardTennis Open

Aug 19 36th U.S. Women's National Championship: Molla Bjurstedt Mallory beats Helen Wills Moody (6-3, 6-1)

Tennis Player Helen Wills Moody
Tennis Player
Helen Wills Moody
  • Aug 20 1st world championship athletics for women, held in Paris

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Aug 21 Curly Lambeau & Green Bay Football Club granted NFL franchise

NFL Head Coach Curly Lambeau
NFL Head Coach
Curly Lambeau
  • Aug 24 1st Phillie to hit for cycle (Cy Williams)
  • Aug 25 Cubs beat Phillies 26-23 in highest scoring major-league game
  • Aug 26 Japanese cruiser Niitaka driven onto rocks in storm at Kamchatka, 284 killed

Sports record brokenWorld Record

Aug 27 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 3000m (8:28.6)

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi
  • Aug 28 1st Walker Cup: US beats England 8-4
  • Aug 28 Albert von Tilzer & Neville Fleesons musical premieres in NYC
  • Aug 28 WEAF in NYC airs 1st radio commercial (Queensboro Realty-$100 for 10 mins)

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Aug 30 Babe Ruth is thrown out of a game for 5th time in 1922

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 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
  • Sep 4 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 2000m (5:26.3)
  • 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
  • Sep 20 Franco Ventriglia, Fairfield, Connecticut, opera singer, (d. 2012)

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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
  • 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
  • Oct 24 German parliament mandates Ebert president until July 1925
  • Oct 24 Irish Parliament adopts a constitution for an Irish Free State
  • Oct 26 Italian government resigns under pressure from fascists & Benito Mussolini
  • 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
  • Nov 1 Queen Wilhelmina opens Dutch Historical Maritime museum in Amsterdam
  • Nov 1 Mustapha Kemal takes Constantinople from Mohammed VI, proclaiming the Republic of Turkey and bringing an end to the Ottoman Empire
  • Nov 2 Allies deliberate over German mark

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 617

  • Apr 26 Mike Kellin, actor (Honestly Celeste, Fitz & Bones), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Apr 26 Paul-Andre Gaillard, composer
  • Apr 26 Pol Bury, Belgian sculptor
  • Apr 26 Jeanne Sauvé, French Canadian politician (d. 1993)
  • Apr 27 Daphne Anderson, actress (Beggar's Opera, Hobson's Choice), born in London, England
  • Apr 27 Jack Klugman, Philadelphia (Oscar-Odd Couple, Quincy, Goodbye Columbus), (d. 2012)
  • Apr 27 Martin Gray, Polish-born American writer, holocaust survivor
  • Apr 28 Guillaume Jorissen, Flemish politician (Volksunie)
  • Apr 28 Iser J Koepermann, Russian/US world checkers champ (1958-68, 75-76)
  • Apr 28 William S Broomfield, (Rep-R-MI, 1956- )
  • Apr 28 Alistair MacLean, Scottish novelist (d. 1987)
  • Apr 29 George Allen, football coach (LA Rams, Washington Redskins)
  • Apr 29 Parren J Mitchell, (Rep-D-MD, 1971- )
  • Apr 29 Tommy Noonan, WA, actor (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Promises Promises)
  • Apr 29 Toots [Jean-Baptiste] Thielemans, Belgian-American jazz musician and composer, born in Brussels (d. 2016)
  • Apr 29 Helmut Krackowizer, Austrian motorcyclist (d. 2001)
  • Apr 30 Anton Murray, cricketer (South African batsman in 10 Tests 1951-55)
  • May 2 Abraham Rosenthal, editor (NY Times)
  • May 3 Marina Svetlova, ballerina/choreographer (Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo)
  • May 3 Len Shackleton, English former footballer (d. 2000)
  • May 4 John Paul Hammerschmidt, (Rep-R-AR, 1967-93 ), born in Harrison, Arkansas
  • May 5 Jay D Miller, record producer
  • May 5 Phil Gordon, Meridian Miss, singer/actor (Jasper-Bev Hillbillies)
  • May 6 Alan Ross, editor (London Magazine)
  • May 6 Carlos J Moorhead, (Rep-R-CA, 1973- )
  • May 6 John Ernest, constructionist artist
  • May 6 Pat Harder, NFL fullback (Cardinals, Lions), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • May 6 Camille Laurin, Quebec psychiatrist and politician (d. 1999)
  • May 7 Darren McGavin, actor (Night Stalker, Tribes, Turk 182), born in Spokane, Washington
  • May 7 Lew Anderson, American actor and bandleader (d. 2006)
  • May 7 Joe O'Donnell, American documentary photographer, photojournalist (d. 2007)
  • May 8 Brian Kellett, CEO (Port of London Authority)
  • May 9 Sheila Burrell, actress (Black Orchid, Paranoiac, Laughter in Dark)
  • May 10 David Orr, deputy chairman (Inchcape)/CEO (British Council, Unilever)
  • May 11 Nestor Chylak, American baseball umpire (d. 1992)
  • May 11 Ameurfina Melencio-Herrera, Filipino Supreme Court jurist
  • May 12 Barend Busnac, office clerk/resistance fighter
  • May 12 Marco Denevi, Argentine writer (d. 1998)
  • May 13 Michael Ainsworth, British cricketer (d. 1978)
  • May 13 Bea Arthur, comedian, singer and actress ("All in the Family", "The Golden Girls"), born in New York, NY. (d. 2009)
  • May 14 Agha Hasan Abedi, banker
  • May 14 Richard Deacon, actor (Mel Cooley-Dick Van Dyke Show)
  • May 14 Franjo Tuđman, Croatian politician (d. 1999)
  • May 15 Enrico Berlinguer, Italian communist/sec-gen (CPI) [or May 25]
  • May 15 Jakucho Setouchi, Japanese writer and Buddhist nun
  • May 16 Colin Cole, Principal King of Arms
  • May 16 Russell Wood, treasurer (Queen Elizabeth)
  • May 18 Bill Macy, Revere Mass, actor (Walter-Maude, Oh! Calcutta)
  • May 18 GMcC Kitson, British principal (Central School of Speech/Drama)
  • May 18 Gerda Boyesen, Norwegian-born body psychotherapist (d. 2005)
  • May 18 Kai Winding, Danish-born Jazz musician (d. 1983)
  • May 19 David McLean, actor (Tate-Tate), born in Akron, Ohio
  • May 20 Clifford Butler, vice chancellor (Loughborough Univ of Technology)
  • May 22 Judith Crist, NY, movie critic (TV Guide)
  • May 22 Quinn Martin, American television producer (d. 1987)
  • May 23 Dennis Compton, author/crickleter
  • May 24 Sadao Bekku, Japanese classical and film composer (Matango), born in Tokyo (d. 2012)

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May 27 Christopher Lee, English actor (The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit), born in London, England (d. 2015)

  • May 27 Sidney AK Keyes, English poet (Iron Laurel)
  • May 28 John Alderson, chief constable (Devon & Cornwall UK)
  • May 28 Lou Duva, American boxing trainer
  • May 28 Barney Rosset, publisher and free speech advocate (publisher of Tropic for Cancer), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2012)
  • May 29 Iannis Xenakis, Braila, Romania, Greek composer/architect/mathematician
  • May 29 John Heerbecq, Church commissioner
  • May 30 Hal Clement [Harry Clement Stubbs], US sci-fi author (Needle, Iceworld), born in Somerville, Massachusetts
  • May 31 Denholm Elliott, actor (Alfie, Raiders of the Lost Ark), born in London, England (d. 1992)
  • May 31 Elisabeth, arch duchess of Austria/princess of Liechtenstein
  • Jun 1 Abdul Rashid, Pakistan, field hockey player (Olympic-gold-1960)
  • Jun 1 Joan Caulfield, actress (Liz-My Favorite Husband), born in East Orange, New Jersey
  • Jun 1 Joan Copeland, [Miller], actress (Roseland, A Little Sex), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 1 Povel Ramel, Swedish entertainer (d. 2007)

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Jun 2 Charlie Sifford, American professional golfer, born in Charlotte North Carolina

  • Jun 2 Juan Antonio Bardem, Spanish director and screenwriter (d. 2002)
  • Jun 3 Alain Resnais, France, director (Providence, Hiroshima, Mon Amour)
  • Jun 3 Ivan Patachich, composer
  • Jun 3 M Alain Resnais, Vannes France, director (Melo, I Want to Go Home)
  • Jun 4 Irwin Bazelon, Evanston Illinois, composer (Duo for Viola)
  • Jun 4 John McNamara, baseball player
  • Jun 4 John West, vice chancellor (Bradford University)
  • Jun 6 Ian Hamilton, composer
  • Jun 7 Hubert Du Plessis, composer
  • Jun 7 Leo Reise, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Jun 8 Myron Healy, Petalumus California, actor (Wyatt Earp)
  • Jun 9 George Axelrod, playwright (Breakfast at Tiffany, Bus Stop)
  • Jun 9 Peter Beazley, British politician (C) (European Parliament), born in Chale, Isle of Wight (d. 2004)
  • Jun 9 John Gillespie Magee, Jr., American poet and aviator (d. 1941)
  • Jun 9 Fernand Seguin, Canadian biochemist - Radio and TV animator (d. 1988)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 10 Judy Garland, [Frances Gumm], American actress/singer (Wizard of Oz), born in Minnesota (d. 1969)

Actress Judy Garland
Judy Garland
  • Jun 10 Rose Mofford, American politician, 1st female Governor of Arizona (1988-1991), born in Globe, Arizona (d. 2016)
  • Jun 11 Erving Goffman, sociologist (presentation of self in everyday life)
  • Jun 11 John Bromfield, South Bend In, actor (Easy to Love)
  • Jun 11 Michael Cacoyannis, director (Zorba the Greek, Trojan Women)
  • Jun 11 Tony Charmoli, director/choreographer (Dinah Shore, Danny Kaye)
  • Jun 12 Leif Thybo, Danish composer and organist (d. 2001)
  • Jun 13 Mel Parnell [Melvin], Major League Baseball pitcher (Boston Red Socks, 1947-56), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2012)
  • Jun 14 Arthur Jacobs, English musicologist (Penguin Dictionary of Music), born in Manchester (d. 1996)
  • Jun 14 Kevin Roche, Irish architect
  • Jun 15 John Veale, English composer, born in Bromley, Kent (d. 2006)
  • Jun 15 Mo[rris K] Udall, (Rep-D-AZ, 1961- )
  • Jun 17 Herbert Kelsey Jones, composer

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