What Happened on July 19, 1922

Historical Events

World Record

American swimmer Johnny Weissmuller first to break 1 minute barrier for 100m freestyle; swims 58.6s at Alameda, CA

Famous Birthdays

  • Al Haig, American bebop jazz pianist (Charlie Parker; Stan Getz; Chet Baker), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1982)
  • George McGovern, American politician and Presidential candidate (D-1972), born in Avon, South Dakota (d. 2012)
  • Harold Camping, American evangelist and founder of Family Radio, born in Boulder, Colorado (d. 2013)
  • Rachel Robinson, American social activist and humanitarian (The Jackie Robinson Foundation), born in Los Angeles, California
Born in 1922

Famous Deaths

  • Cornelis Adrianus Pekelharing, Dutch physician, dies on 74th birthday
1922 Highlights

About July 19, 1922

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 100 years, 8 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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