On This Day

What Happened on March 20, 1922

Historical Events

  • USS Langley is commissioned, US Navy's 1st aircraft carrier
  • WIP-AM in Philadelphia PA begins radio transmissions

Famous Birthdays

  • Arnold Burgen, college president (Academia Europaea)

Person of interestCarl Reiner

Carl Reiner, American comedian, actor and writer (2000 Year Old Man, Dick Van Dyke Show), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2020)

Actor, Comedian, Writer and Director Carl Reiner
Actor, Comedian, Writer and Director
Carl Reiner
  • Doug Barnard Jr, (Rep-D-GA, 1977- )
  • Jack Kruschen, Canadian character actor (The Apartment, Busting Loose), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 2002)
  • Larry Elgart, American big band jazz alto saxophonist, and bandleader ("Bandstand Boogie"; "Hooked On Swing"), born in New London, Connecticut (d. 2017)
  • Ray Goulding, comedian (Bob & Ray), born in Lowell, Massachusetts
1922 Highlights

About March 20, 1922

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 99 years and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Pisces