What Happened on June 23, 1922

Historical Events

British 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

Famous Birthdays

  • Francis Thorne, American composer (Fortuna; Elegy), born in Bay Shore, Long Island, New York (d. 2017)
  • Hal Laycoe, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1998)
1922 Highlights

About June 23, 1922

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 100 years, 7 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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