On This Day

What Happened on August 9, 1922

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Famous Birthdays

  • Philip Larkin, English poet and writer (North Ship, Jill), born in Radford, Coventry, Warwickshire, England (d. 1985)

Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Actress Gloria Swanson (23) divorces businessman Herbert K. Somborn after almost 3 years of marriage