On This Day

What Happened on May 23, 1922

Historical Events

  • Comedic play "Abie's Irish Rose" premieres at Fulton Theatre, NYC; runs for 2,327 performances (longest run at the time)
  • Future World Heavyweight boxing champion Gene Tunney suffers his only professional defeat in 15-round unanimous points decision against Harry Greb at Madison Square Garden, NY

Film & TV History

Walt Disney incorporates his 1st film company Laugh-O-Gram Films


1922 Highlights

About May 23, 1922

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 99 years, 6 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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