What Happened in 1922

Significant Events

  • Jan 11 Insulin first used on humans to treat diabetes, on Leonard Thompson, 14, of Canada
  • Feb 2 James Joyce's "Ulysses" published in Paris (1,000 copies)
  • Feb 21 Britain declares Egypt a sovereign state
  • Mar 18 British magistrates in India sentence Mahatma Gandhi to 6 years imprisonment for disobedience
  • Apr 3 Joseph Stalin appointed General Secretary of the Russian Communist Party by Vladimir Lenin
  • Sep 21 US President Warren G. Harding signs a joint resolution of approval to establish a Jewish homeland in Palestine
  • Oct 3 1st facsimile photo sent over city telephone lines, Washington, D.C.
  • Nov 4 Howard Carter discovers tomb of Tutankhamun in Egypt
  • Nov 17 The last sultan of the Ottoman Empire Mehmed VI is expelled to Malta on British warship
  • Nov 26 English archaeologist Howard Carter opens Tutankhamun's virtually intact tomb in Egypt
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1922 in Film & TV

  • Oct 18 British Broadcasting Company (BBC) founded, later called British Broadcasting Corporation
  • Nov 14 BBC begins daily radio broadcasts from the 2LO transmitter at Marconi House
  • Dec 3 First successful technicolor movie (Tall of the Sea), shown in NYC
  • Dec 24 BBC broadcasts first British radio play "The Truth about Father Christmas"

1922 in Sport

  • Oct 5 NY Yankees and Giants play an infamous 3-3 tied World Series game

Did You Know?

Intergovernmental Conference on Identity Certificates for Russian Refugees, convened by Fridtjof Nansen in Geneva, creates the Nansen passports (for stateless persons)

On July 3, 1922


World Leaders in 1922

Famous People in 1922

Would You Believe?

Theresa Vaughn, 24, confesses in court in Sheffield, England, to being married 61 times over 5 years in 50 cities in three countries

On December 19, 1922

Famous Weddings

  • Feb 14 Soldier Douglas MacArthur (42) marries 1st wife heiress Louise Cromwell Brooks (32)
  • Feb 18 Football player George Halas (27) weds Minnie Bushing
  • Feb 28 English Princess Mary marries Viscount Lascelles at Westminster Abbey
  • May 2 Dancer Isadora Duncan (44) weds Sergei Esenin (26)
  • May 13 "Latin Lover" silent actor Rudolph Valentino (27) weds film costume and set designer Natacha Rambova (25) in Mexicali, Mexico

Famous Divorces

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