What Happened in July 1922

Historical Events


Conference meetingConference of Interest

Jul 3 Intergovernmental Conference on Identity Certificates for Russian Refugees, convened by Fridtjof Nansen in Geneva, creates the Nansen passports (for stateless persons)

Arctic Explorer and Diplomat Fridtjof Nansen
Arctic Explorer and Diplomat
Fridtjof Nansen
  • Jul 5 1st general election in Netherlands
  • Jul 5 Uprising of social righteousness in Rio de Janeiro
  • Jul 5 Women 1st vote in Dutch elections, Christian parties win
  • Jul 6 Dutch auto/airplane manufacturer Trompenburg declares bankruptcy
  • Jul 8 35th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Suzanne Lenglen beats M Mallory (6-2 6-0)
  • Jul 9 Johnny Weissmuller swims 1st 100m free style under 1 minute
  • Jul 10 42nd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Gerald Patterson beats R Lycett (6-3 6-4 6-2)
  • Jul 11 The Hollywood Bowl opens.
  • Jul 15 1st duck-billed platypus publicly exhibited in US, at NY Zoo
  • Jul 15 26th US Golf Open: Gene Sarazen shoots a 288 at Skokie CC in Illnois
  • Jul 17 Curacao harbor workers begin strike under Felix Chacuto

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jul 17 Ty Cobb gets 5 hits in a game for record 4th time in a year

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • Jul 20 French and British Togoland made seperate mandates within League of Nations
  • Jul 22 Cards enter 1st place, marks 1st time both St Louis teams are on top
  • Jul 23 16th Tour de France won by Firmin Lambot of Belgium
  • Jul 25 AT&T begins broadcasting on WBAY (NYC-later WEAF, WNBC, WRCA & WFAN)
  • Jul 27 International Geographical Union forms in Brussels
  • Jul 29 Greek troops defeat Turkish forces and are on their way to Constantinople, but the Allies forbid them taking the city
  • Jul 31 18-year-old Ralph Samuelson rides world's 1st water skis (Minnesota)
  • Jul 31 General strike in Italy against fascist violence

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 1 Don Whitmire, American College Football Hall of Fame tackle (Alabama, Navy - All American at both), born in Giles County, Tennessee (d. 1991)
  • Jul 2 Genrikh Matusovich Vagner, composer
  • Jul 2 Pierre Cardin, Italian-born French fashion designer, born in Paris, France
  • Jul 3 Art Fowler, American baseball player, born in Converse, South Carolina (d. 2007)
  • Jul 3 Corneille [Cornelis G of Beverloo], Dutch painter (Africa, Antilles), born in Liege, Belgium (d. 2010)
  • Jul 3 François Reichenbach, French director (La douceur du Village), born in Paris (d. 1993)
  • Jul 3 Tom Hudson, British artist and teacher, born in Horden, County Durham, England (d. 1997)
  • Jul 4 Ghulam Ahmed, Indian cricketer (off-spinner in 22 Tests for India in 1950's), born in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India (d. 1998)
  • Jul 6 Francisco Moncion, dancer
  • Jul 6 William Schallert, American actor (Patty Duke Show, Get Smart), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • Jul 7 Artie Malvin, US music director (Julie LaRosa/Steve Lawrence)
  • Jul 9 Hassan II [Mawlāy al-Ḥasan Muḥammad ibn Yūsuf], King of Morocco (1961-99), born in Rabat, Morocco (d. 1999)

Person of interestJake LaMotta

Jul 10 Jake LaMotta, American middleweight boxing champion (1949-51) (portrayed in Raging Bull), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2017)

World Middleweight Boxing Champion Jake LaMotta
World Middleweight Boxing Champion
Jake LaMotta
  • Jul 10 Herb McKenley, Jamaican 4 X 400m relay runner (Olympic gold 1952), born in Pleasant Valley, Clarendon, Jamaica (d. 2007)
  • Jul 11 Eugene "Gene" Evans, American actor (My Friend Flicka, Johnny Ringo, Alamo), born in Hollbrook, Arizona (d. 1998)
  • Jul 12 Clark MacGregor, American Republican politician (involved in Watergate), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2003)
  • Jul 12 Mark Hatfield, American politician (29th Governor of Oregon), born in Dallas, Oregon (d. 2011)
  • Jul 13 Anker Jørgensen, Danish politician, Prime Minister of Denmark (1972-3, 75-82), born in Copenhagen (d. 2016)
  • Jul 13 Lois Kibbee, American actress (Edge of Night), born in Rhinelander, Wisconsin (d. 1993)
  • Jul 13 Ken Mosdell, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2006)
  • Jul 14 Peter Andrew Tranchell, composer
  • Jul 14 Robin Olds, American World War II and Vietnam War ace fighter pilot (d. 2007)
  • Jul 14 Elfriede Rinkel, Nazi concentration camp guard
  • Jul 15 Jef Houthuys, chairman Belgian labor union (ACV 1968-87)
  • Jul 15 Jeffrey Benson, CEO (600 group)
  • Jul 15 Jiri Lederer, Czechoslovakia, journalist/dissident
  • Jul 17 Donald Alfred Davie, poet/critic
  • Jul 18 Thomas Kuhn, American philosopher of science (paradigm shift), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1996)
  • Jul 19 George McGovern, American politician and Presidential candidate (D-1972), born in Avon, South Dakota (d. 2012)
  • Jul 19 Rachel Robinson, American social activist and humanitarian (The Jackie Robinson Foundation), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 19 Harold Camping, American evangelist and founder of Family Radio, born in Boulder, Colorado (d. 2013)
  • Jul 20 Alan Stephenson Boyd, American politician
  • Jul 21 Kay Starr [Katherine Starks], American singer (Wheel of Fortune), born in Dougherty Oklahoma (d. 2016)
  • Jul 22 Dan Rowan [Daniel Hale Rowan], American comedian (Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In), born in Beggs, Oklahoma (d. 1987)
  • Jul 22 Patricia Canning Todd, American tennis player, born in San Francisco (d. 2015)
  • Jul 23 Moses Rosen, Chief Rabbi of Romania (1948-94), born in Moineşti, Bacău, Romania (d. 1994)
  • Jul 24 Charles Mathias Jr., American Republican politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Maryland), born in Frederick, Maryland (d. 2010)
  • Jul 24 Leo Kraft, American composer, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2014)
  • Jul 24 Madeleine Ferron, French Canadian writer, born in Louiseville, Quebec (d. 2010)
  • Jul 26 Andrzej Koszewski, Polish composer, born in Poznań, Poland (d. 2015)
  • Jul 26 Blake Edwards, American writer and director (10, SOB, Breakfast at Tiffany's), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma (d. 2010)
  • Jul 26 Frank Price, CEO (British Waterways Board), born in Birmingham (d. 2017)
  • Jul 26 Jason Robards, American actor (A Thousand Clowns, Any Wednesday), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2000)
  • Jul 26 Hoyt Wilhelm [James], American Major League Baseball player and knuckleball pitcher (New York Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers), born in Huntersville, North Carolina (d. 2002)
  • Jul 27 Adolfo Celi, Italian film actor and director (Next Man, Murders in Rue Morgue), born in Messina, Sicily (d. 1986)
  • Jul 27 Bob Thiele, American record producer (Impulse! Records), born in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, New York (d. 1996)
  • Jul 27 Lillian Hayman, American actress (Leslie Uggams Show), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1994)
  • Jul 27 Norman Lear, American TV writer and producer (All in The Family), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Jul 28 Jacques Piccard, Swiss undersea explorer (bathyscaph Trieste)
  • Jul 30 Zbigniew Wiszniewski, Polish composer, born in Lwów, Lwowskie, Poland (d. 1999)
  • Jul 30 Henry W. Bloch, American businessman (co-founder of H&R Block) and philanthropist, born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Jul 31 Lucy Killea, (assemblywoman-California)

Famous Weddings

  • Jul 18 British naval officer Louis Mountbatten (22) weds Lord Mount Temple's daughter Edwina Cynthia Annette Ashley (20) at St. Margaret's in Westminster, London

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 4 Lothar von Richthofen, German pilot (b. 1894)
  • Jul 6 Maria Theresa Ledochowska, Polish-Austrian Catholic nun (b. 1863)
  • Jul 7 Cathal Brugha, Chief of Staff of Irish Republican Army (b.1874)
  • Jul 13 Martin Dies, American politician (b. 1870)
  • Jul 17 Heinrich Rubens, German physicist, dies at 57
  • Jul 19 Cornelis Adrianus Pekelharing, Dutch physician, dies on 74th birthday
  • Jul 20 Andrey Markov, Russian mathematician (b. 1856)
  • Jul 21 Djemal Pasha, dictator of Turkey, murdered
  • Jul 22 Jokichi Takamine, Japanese chemist (b. 1854)
  • Jul 22 John Motley Morehead III, American Chemist (commercial production of calcium carbide, important for welding), dies at 67
  • Jul 25 Jarolslaw Zielinski, composer, dies at 75
  • Jul 29 Edward Gailliard, Flemish linguist and archaeologist, dies at 81