On This Day

What Happened on August 9, 1922

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Divorces

Gloria Swanson

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

1922 Highlights

About August 9, 1922

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 99 years, 3 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Leo