Historical Events in May 1922

  • 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)