On This Day

What Happened on January 17, 1922

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestBetty White

Betty White [Ludden], American actress and comedian with the longest TV career of a female entertainer (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Golden Girls), born in Oak Park Illinois

Actress and Comedian Betty White
Actress and Comedian
Betty White
  • Luis Echeverria Alvarez, president Mexico
  • Nicholas Katzenbach, lawyer (US Attorney General), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
1922 Highlights

About January 17, 1922

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 98 years, 9 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Capricorn