What Happened on January 15, 1922

Historical Events

Anglo-Irish Treaty

Arthur Griffith is elected president of the Irish Free State after Eamon de Valera resigns in opposition to the Anglo-Irish Treaty (De Valera will lead a military opposition seeking a unified and independent Ireland)

Famous Birthdays

  • Sir Eric Willis, Australian politician, born in Murwillumbah, Australia (d. 1999)
  • Thelma Carpenter, American radio and jazz band singer (Coleman Hawkins; Count Basie), and stage and screen actress (Hello, Dolly!; Barefoot In The Park (TV); The Wiz (film)), born in Brooklyn, New York City (d. 1997)
Born in 1922

Famous Deaths

  • John Kirk Barry, British physician, explorer and administrator in Zanzibar (companion to explorer David Livingstone), dies at 89
1922 Highlights

About January 15, 1922

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 101 years, 4 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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