August 1922 in History

Events in History

  • 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 12 Dedication of Frederick Douglas' home in Wash DC as national shrine
  • Aug 16 AT&T radio station WBAY becomes WEAF (NYC)
  • 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 WEAF in NYC airs 1st radio commercial (Queensboro Realty-$100 for 10 mins)

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 1 Frank Hauser, British theatrical director (Oxford Playhouse), born in Cardiff (d. 2007)
  • Aug 2 Lord Murray of Epping Forest [Lionel], Hadley, Telford, British labour politician and union leader (General Secretary TUC)
  • Aug 2 Paul Laxalt, (Sen-R-NV, 1974- )
  • Aug 3 Robert Sumner, American evangelist and author
  • Aug 5 L. Tom Perry, LDS apostle
  • Aug 6 Freddie Laker, CEO (Laker airlines)
  • Aug 8 Michael Parkin, journalist
  • Aug 8 Rudi Gernreich, designer (1st women's topless swimsuit, miniskirt)
  • Aug 8 Gertrude Himmelfarb, American historian
  • Aug 9 Philip Larkin, Coventry England, writer (North Ship, Jill)
  • Aug 12 Andre Kloos, Dutch trade union leader (NVV/VARA)
  • Aug 12 Lord Colinbrook, British government minister
  • Aug 16 Louis Lomax, African-American author and journalist, born in Valdosta, Georgia (d. 1970)
  • Aug 17 Paul Wiens, German writer, born in Königsberg, East Prussia (d. 1982)
  • Aug 18 Alain Robbe-Grillet, France, novelist (Voyeur)
  • Aug 18 Eric William Hunter Christie, barrister
  • Aug 19 Douglas MacKenzie Davey, psychometrist
  • Aug 20 Akutsu Tetsuzo, Japan, Japanese surgeon who built the first artificial heart
  • Aug 23 Brian Young, Chairman (Christian Aid)
  • Aug 23 Jack Boddy, British trade union leader
  • Aug 24 René Lévesque, Premier of Quebec (d. 1987)
  • Aug 24 Howard Zinn, American historian and activist
  • Aug 26 Irving R. Levine, American journalist
  • Aug 29 Emile Habibi, Palestinian Israeli writer (The Secret Life of Saeed the Pessoptimist), born in Haifa (d. 1996)
  • Aug 29 Mr. Blackwell, American fashion critic
  • Aug 30 Lionel Murphy, Australian politician (d. 1986)

Deaths in History

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 2 Alexander Graham Bell, Scottish inventor (telephone), dies at 75

  • Aug 2 [Wilhel]Mina JPR Kruseman, Dutch author/feminist, dies at 82
  • Aug 4 Enver Pasa, Turkish politician, dies at 40
  • Aug 12 Arthur Griffith, Irish nationalist/president (Sinn Fein), dies
  • Aug 14 Alfred CW Harmsworth, 1st viscount Northcliffe/newspaper magnate, dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 22 Michael Collins, Irish nationalist leader, killed in ambush

Irish Nationalist Leader Michael Collins
Irish Nationalist Leader
Michael Collins
  • Aug 28 Louis PMFG of Orleans, earl of Eu/Brazil, dies at 80