On This Day

What Happened on February 18, 1922

Historical Events

Sports History

Kenesaw Mountain Landis resigns his federal judgeship to give full attention to job as Major League Baseball Commissioner

  • The Capper-Volstead Act allows farmers to buy and sell cooperatively without the risk of prosecution under antitrust laws
  • WOC-AM in Davenport IA begins radio transmissions

Famous Birthdays

  • Eric Gairy, first Prime Minister of Grenada (1974-1979)
  • Helen Gurley Brown, American author/publisher and editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan, born in Green Forest, Arkansas, (d. 2012)
  • Juhan Smuul, Estonian author, born in Muhu, Estonia (d. 1971)
  • Rolf "Hazy" Osterwald, Swiss jazz bandleader, trumpeter, and vibraphonist, born in Bern, Switzerland (d. 2012)

Famous Weddings

1922 Highlights

About February 18, 1922

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 99 years, 9 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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