On This Day

What Happened on April 22, 1909

Famous Birthdays

  • Hymie Shertzer, American jazz and session saxophonist (Benny Goodman; NBC's Tonight Show), born in New York City (d. 1977)
  • Indro Montanelli, Italian journalist and historian (History of the Greeks), born in Fucecchio, Italy (d. 2001)
  • Ralph Byrd, American actor (Dick Tracy TV Show, SOS Coast Guard), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 1952)
  • Rita Levi-Montalcini, Italian neurologist (Nobel 1986), born in Turin, Italy (d. 2012)
1909 Highlights

About April 22, 1909

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 112 years, 5 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Taurus