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 revue "Shuffle Along" the 1st hit Broadway show with an all-Black cast premieres at Daly's 63rd Street Theatre, NYC, after 504 performances [1]

US 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


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 (Nobel Prize in Physics, 1988 - for research on quarks and leptons) and author (The God Particle), born in NYC, New York (d. 2018) [1]
1922 Highlights

About July 15, 1922

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 100 years, 6 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Cancer