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)

Carl Reiner

Carl Reiner, American comedian, screenwriter, (Your Show Of Shows; 2000 Year Old Man; The Dick Van Dyke Show), director (The Comic; The Jerk), and author,, born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2020)

  • 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? 100 years, 3 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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