On This Day

What Happened on July 15, 1922

Historical Events

  • 1st duck-billed platypus publicly exhibited in US, at Bronx Zoological Park, New York City
  • Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake's musical "Shuffle Along" closes on Broadway, July 15, 1922, after 504 performances

Sport awardUS Golf Open

US Open Men's Golf, Skokie CC: Gene Sarazen wins the first of his 7 major titles, 1 stroke ahead of runners-up John Black and 20-year-old amateur Bobby Jones

Golfer Bobby Jones
Bobby Jones

Famous Birthdays

  • Jef Houthuys, chairman Belgian labor union (ACV 1968-87)
  • Jeffrey Benson, CEO (600 group)
  • Jiri Lederer, Czechoslovakia, journalist/dissident
  • Leon M. Lederman, American experimental physicist (1982 Nobel Prize for research on quarks and leptons) and author (The God Particle), born in NYC, New York (d. 2018)
1922 Highlights

About July 15, 1922

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

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Cancer