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What Happened in 1922

Important Events in 1922

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

More Historical Events

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

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 Giants play out a controversial 3-3 tie in 10 innings in Game 2 of Baseball World Series at Polo Grounds, Manhattan, NY; Giants win series, 4-0-1

Do you know this fact about today?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

Famous People in 1922

World Leaders in 1922

Would you believe this fact about today?Would You Believe?

The Straw Hat Riot begins in New York City as people protest the right to wear straw hats beyond the accepted end date of September 15

On September 13, 1922

Famous Weddings in 1922

Famous Divorces in 1922

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