What Happened on December 10, 1922

Historical Events

  • 1st National Football League Championship: undefeated Canton Bulldogs (10-0-2) named inaugural champions
  • Canton Bulldogs' future HOF tackle Pete Henry makes longest known NFL drop-kicked field goal, 45 yards

Nobel Prize

Nobel prizes awarded to Danish physicist Niels Bohr for his work on the structure of atoms, Francis William Aston for Chemistry and a Peace Prize to Fridtjof Nansen for his work on behalf of displaced victims of World War I at a ceremony in Copenhagen

  • Spanish playwright Jacinto Benavente is awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in absentia in Stockholm, his speech is given by Count de Torata, the Spanish Ambassador
1922 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Allen Dwight Sapp, American composer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1999)
  • Tunde Nightingale [Earnest Olatunde Thomas], Nigerian juju singer-songwtiter, and guitarist, born in Ibadan, Colonial Nigeria (d. 1981)
Born in 1922

About December 10, 1922

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 100 years, 9 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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