On This Day

What Happened on August 1, 1922

Historical Events

  • Hendrikus Colijn becomes political editor-in-chief of The Standard
  • In Italy, the socialist 'Alianza del Lavoro' declare a national strike which collapses immediately and fascist forces destroy union and socialist headquarters

Famous Birthdays

  • Arthur Hill, Canadian actor (Owen Marshall, Glitter), born in Melfort, Saskatchewan, Canada (d. 2006)
  • Frank Hauser, British theatrical director (Oxford Playhouse), born in Cardiff (d. 2007)
  • Maria Cole [née Hawkins], American jazz singer and wife of Nat King Cole, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2012)
  • Paul Lambert, American character actor (Executive Suite, Spartacus), born in El Paso, Texas (d. 1997)

Famous Deaths

  • Vaclav Juda Novotny, composer, dies at 72
1922 Highlights

About August 1, 1922

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 98 years, 2 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Leo