What Happened in 1922

Historical Events

  • Jan 11 Insulin first used on humans to treat diabetes, when Frederick Banting injects fellow Canadian Leonard Thompson, aged 14
  • Feb 2 James Joyce's "Ulysses" first published by Sylvia Beach in Paris (1,000 copies)

1922 in Film & TV

  • Mar 4 1st vampire film "Nosferatu", an un-authorized adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula, premieres at the Berlin Zoological Garden, Germany
  • 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
  • Nov 26 1st successful Technicolor movie (The Toll of the Sea), premieres at the Rialto Theatre in NYC
  • Dec 24 BBC broadcasts first British radio play "The Truth about Father Christmas"

1922 in Sport

  • Apr 29 1st official International Weightlifting Federation Champ in Tallinn, Estonia
  • May 29 US Supreme Court rules organized baseball is a sport and not a business and thus not subject to antitrust laws
  • Oct 5 NY Yankees and NY Giants play out a controversial 3-3 tie in 10 innings in Game 2 of Baseball World Series at Polo Grounds, Manhattan, NYC; Giants win series, 4-0-1

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

Would You Believe?

"Straw Hat Riot" begins in New York City as youths aggressively taunt men wearing straw hats, getting an early jump on unofficial season's end date of September 15; confrontations continue longer than usual, lasting 8 days

On September 13, 1922

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