On This Day

What Happened on August 2, 1922

Historical Events

  • China is hit by a typhoon; about 60,000 die

Famous Birthdays

  • Lord Murray of Epping Forest [Lionel], British labour politician and union leader (General Secretary TUC), born in Hadley, Telford (d. 1984)
  • Paul Laxalt, American politician (22nd Governor of Nevada), born in Reno, Nevada

Famous Deaths


Person of interestAlexander Graham Bell

Alexander Graham Bell, Scottish-born British American inventor (telephone), dies of diabetes complications at 75

  • Mina Kruseman, Dutch author and feminist, dies at 82
1922 Highlights

About August 2, 1922

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 98 years, 3 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Leo