On This Day

What Happened on December 23, 1922

Historical Events

  • BBC Radio began daily newscasts

Catholic Encyclical

Pope Pius XI pleas for peace: encyclical Ubi arcano

Famous Birthdays

  • Ian Powell Bancroft, British senior civil servant, born in Barrow-in-Furness, England (d. 1996)
  • Micheline Ostermeyer, French shot-put/discus thrower (Olympic gold 1948)
1922 Highlights

About December 23, 1922

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 98 years, 11 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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