On This Day

What Happened on June 23, 1922

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

Sport awardBritish Golf Open

British Open Men's Golf, Royal St George's GC: Walter Hagen becomes first American-born winner of the Open Championship, 1 stroke ahead of runners-up Jim Barnes and George Duncan

Golfer Walter Hagen
Walter Hagen
Pioneering Golfer Jim Barnes
Pioneering Golfer
Jim Barnes

Famous Birthdays

  • Francis Thorne, American composer (Burlesque Overture), born in Bay Shore, New York (d. 2017)
  • Hal Laycoe, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1998)