On This Day

What Happened on January 5, 1922

Famous Birthdays

  • Admiral Sir Anthony Synnot, Chief of the Australian Defence Force, born in Corowa, Australia (d. 2001)

Famous Deaths

Person of interestErnest Shackleton

Ernest Shackleton, British-Irish polar explorer (Endurance, Antarctica), dies of a heart attack at 47

Polar Explorer Ernest Shackleton
Polar Explorer
Ernest Shackleton

1922 Highlights

About January 5, 1922

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 99 years and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Capricorn