On This Day

What Happened on August 22, 1902

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US President Theodore Roosevelt became 1st US chief executive to ride in a car

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt

Famous Birthdays

  • Jack Roy Armstrong, English historian (History of Sussex), born in Broadstairs, Kent (d. 1993)

Person of interestLeni Riefenstahl

Leni Riefenstahl [Helene Bertha Amalie], German film director (Triumph of the Will) and actress (Tiefland), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2003)

Film director Leni Riefenstahl
Film director
Leni Riefenstahl
  • Thomas Pelly, American politician, born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1973)
1902 Highlights

About August 22, 1902

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 118 years, 11 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Leo