What Happened in October 1922

Historical Events

  • Oct 1 Former Chicago Staleys play first NFL game as Chicago Bears; beat Racine Legion, 6-0 at Horlick Field, Racine, Wisconsin
  • Oct 1 Cardinals 2nd baseman Rogers Hornsby hits 3-for-5 in 7-1 regular season ending win v Cubs; improves batting average to .401; only MLB player to bat .400 and hit 40 HRs in same season
  • Oct 3 1st facsimile photo sent over city telephone lines, Washington, D.C.
  • Oct 3 Rebecca Felton of Georgia becomes 1st woman in Senate
  • Oct 4 Writer Grantland Rice does the announcing as the New York Giants-New York Yankees Baseball World Series is broadcast for the first time over radio (WJZ & WGY)
  • Oct 4 Protocol of Genevia signed: Austria gains independence
  • Oct 5 NY Yankees and Giants play out a controversial 3-3 tie in 10 innings in Game 2 of Baseball World Series at Polo Grounds, Manhattan, NY; Giants win series, 4-0-1
  • Oct 6 The great powers of the first world war withdraw from Istanbul
  • Oct 7 First radio link, WNJ (Newark) & WGY (Senectady) link for World Series
  • Oct 7 Landis insists Game 4 of World Series be played despite heavy rain
  • Oct 7 Oud-burgem of Rotterdam Zimmerman becomes High Comm's of Austria
  • Oct 8 NY Giants beat Yankees, 4 games to 0, with a tie in 19th World Series
  • Oct 11 First woman FBI "special investigator", Alaska Davidson, appointed
  • Oct 11 Turkey & Greece sign cease fire
  • Oct 14 1st Thom McAn shoe store opens on Third Avenue NYC
  • Oct 14 1st automated telephones-Pennsylvania exchange in NYC

  • Oct 17 Scottish worker begins hunger march from Glasgow on London
  • Oct 18 British Broadcasting Company (BBC) founded, later called British Broadcasting Corporation
  • Oct 20 Kennelworth in Bronx renamed Dwight Place
  • Oct 22 Lucerne Street in Bronx named
  • Oct 22 Parsifal Place laid out in Bronx, named for knight in Wagner's Opera
  • Oct 23 Channing Pollock's "Fool" premieres in NYC

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Oct 23 Conservative Andrew Bonar Law forms government in United Kingdom, replacing David Lloyd George's Liberal government

British Prime Minister Bonar Law
British Prime Minister
Bonar Law
British Prime Minister David Lloyd George
British Prime Minister
David Lloyd George
  • Oct 24 German parliament mandates Ebert president until July 1925
  • Oct 24 Irish Parliament adopts a constitution for an Irish Free State

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Oct 26 Italian government resigns under pressure from fascists & Benito Mussolini

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini

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Oct 26 Gertrude Bell appointed Honorary Director of Antiquities in new Department of Antiquities in Baghdad, Iraq (origin of the Baghdad Archaeological Museum)

Archaeologist and Writer Gertrude Bell
Archaeologist and Writer
Gertrude Bell
  • Oct 27 1st commemoration of Navy Day (USA)
  • Oct 27 Dutch 2nd Chamber votes for child labor laws
  • Oct 27 In Italy, Liberal Luigi Facta resigns in the face of threats from Mussolini that 'either the Government will be given to us or we will seize it by marching on Rome'
  • Oct 28 Italian fascists conduct the March on Rome, leading to the assumption of power by Benito Mussolini
  • Oct 28 First US coast-to-coast radio broadcast of a football game
  • Oct 28 Benito Mussolini takes control of Italy's government
  • Oct 30 Anxious to compete with the Yankees, the NY Giants pay $65,000 & 3 players for Jack Bentley (hits .349 & is 13-1 as pitcher in 1922)
  • Oct 30 Benito Mussolini forms government in Italy
  • Oct 31 Benito Mussolini (Il Duce) becomes premier of Italy
  • Oct 31 Karel & Josef Capék's "World We Live In" premieres in NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 1 Hector Campos-Parsi, composer
  • Oct 2 Otmar Macha, Czech composer (Quattro Group), born in Ostrava (d. 2006)
  • Oct 3 Marcel van Thienen, French composer, born in Fontenay-sous-Bois, France (d. 1998)
  • Oct 4 Malcolm Baldrige, American businessman and US Secretary of Commerce (1981-87), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1987)
  • Oct 4 Shin Kyuk-Ho, Japanese businessman
  • Oct 5 José Froilán González, Argentine race car driver, born in Arrecifes, Argentina (d. 2013)
  • Oct 5 Bil Keane, American cartoonist (The Family Circus), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2011)
  • Oct 5 Jock Stein, Scottish footballer and manager, born in Burnbank, South Lanarkshire, Scotland (d. 1985)
  • Oct 6 Joe Frazier, American baseball player
  • Oct 7 Martha Stewart [Haworth], American singer and actress (Daisy Kenyon, Doll Face), born in Bardwell, Kentucky
  • Oct 7 Reina Prinsen Geerligs, [Leentje Vandendriesch], Dutch antifascist
  • Oct 7 Grady Hatton, American baseball player, (d. 2013)
  • Oct 8 Douglas Gray, Scottish record and film producer, born in Aberdeen (d. 1997)
  • Oct 8 Svend Westergaard, Danish composer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1988)
  • Oct 9 Philip "Fyvush" Finkel, American actor (Boston Public, Picket Fences), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • Oct 9 Raymond Wilding-White, American composer, born in Caterham, Tandridge, Surrey, England (d. 2001)
  • Oct 10 Boeli van Leeuwen, Antillian writer (Vreemdeling Op Aarde), born in Curaçao (d. 2007)
  • Oct 10 Harry Cave, New Zealand cricketer (NZ bowler & Test captain in the 1950's), born in Whanganui, New Zealand (d. 1989)
  • Oct 10 Merv Pregulman, American NFL Line backer (Green Bay Packers), born in Lansing, Michigan (d. 2012)
  • Oct 13 Alan Scott, American TV host and songwriter (Spin the Picture), born in Haddonfield, New Jersey
  • Oct 13 Gilberto Mendes, Brazilian composer, born in Santos, Brazil (d. 2016)
  • Oct 15 Agustina Bessa-Luís, Portuguese writer (A Sibila), born in Vila Mea, Portugal
  • Oct 15 Lorraine Gordon [Stein], American jazz music advocate and owner of Village Vanguard jazz club, born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2018)
  • Oct 16 Max Bygraves [Walter William Bygraves], British actor (Charley Moon, Spare the Rod, Tom Brown's School Days), born in London, England (d. 1912)
  • Oct 16 Robert Urquhart, Scottish actor (Dunkirk, Bulldog Breed, Dark Avenger), born in Ullapool, Scotland (d. 1995)
  • Oct 17 Louis Benjamin, showman
  • Oct 17 Pierre Juneau, Canadian film and broadcast executive, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2012)
  • Oct 17 Luiz Bonfá, Brazilian composer (d. 2001)
  • Oct 18 Camillo Togni, composer
  • Oct 18 Little Orphan Annie, comic strip character
  • Oct 18 Richard Stankiewicz, US sculptor (1974 Akston Award, 1966 Brandeis)
  • Oct 19 Jack Anderson, journalist (Wash Post), born in Long Beach, California
  • Oct 20 John Anderson, American actor (Psycho, Ride the High Country, Legend of Wyatt Earp), born in Clayton, Illinois (d. 1992)
  • Oct 21 Liliane de Bettencourt, heir to L'Oreal
  • Oct 22 Thomas Titus Nkobi, South African ANC-leader (Alexandra-bus boycott 1957), born in Matabeleland, Zimbabwe (d. 1994)
  • Oct 22 John H Chafee, (Sen-R-Rhode Island, 1976- )
  • Oct 22 John Weidner, war hero, born in Brussels, Belgium
  • Oct 22 Antonius "Ton" Lensink, Dutch actor (Rituelen), born in Batavia, Dutch East Indies (d. 1997)
  • Oct 22 Juan Carlos Lorenzo, Argentine footballer (d. 2001)
  • Oct 23 Coleen Gray [Doris Bernice Jensen], American actress (Apache Drums, The Killing), born in Staplehurst, Nebraska (d. 2015)
  • Oct 23 Stuart Sloan, war hero/test pilot
  • Oct 27 Carlos Andrés Pérez, President of Venezuela (1974-79, 89-94), born in Rubio, Venezuela (d. 2010)
  • Oct 27 George Young, Scottish football player, born in Grangemouth, Scotland (d. 1997)
  • Oct 27 Ralph Kiner, HR hitter (Pittsburgh Pirates) and sportscaster (NY Mets), born in Santa Rita, New Mexico (d. 2014)
  • Oct 28 Gershon Kingsley, German composer
  • Oct 28 Butch van Breda Kolff, American basketball coach (d. 2007)
  • Oct 28 Simon Muzenda, Zimbabwe politician (d. 2003)
  • Oct 29 Neal Hefti, Hastings Neb, orchestra leader (Kate Smith Show)
  • Oct 29 Neil Blaney, politician
  • Oct 30 Jane White, African-American actress and singer (Strange Fruit, Once Upon a Mattress), born in NYC, New York (d. 2011)
  • Oct 31 Barbara Bel Geddes, American actress (Vertigo, Dallas, Caught), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)

Person of interestNorodom Sihanouk

Oct 31 Norodom Sihanouk, King of Cambodia (1941-55 and 1993-2004), head of state, independence campaigner and film producer, born in Phnom Penh, Cambodia (d. 2012)

King of Cambodia Norodom Sihanouk
King of Cambodia
Norodom Sihanouk
  • Oct 31 Anatoli Papanov, Russian actor (Cold Summer of 1953) named as a People's Artist of the USSR (1973), born in Vyazma, Russia (d. 1987)
  • Oct 31 Illinois Jacquet, American jazz saxophonist, born in Broussard, Louisiana (d. 2004)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 1 Nikolay Vladimirovich Scherbachov, Russian pianist and composer, dies at 63
  • Oct 12 Daisy M C Baers, Flemish philosophy/theory, dies at 33
  • Oct 12 Margriet Baers, Flemish philosopher and social worker, dies at 33
  • Oct 24 George Cadbury, British chocolate and cocoa manufacturer (Cadbury), dies at 83
  • Oct 28 Hugo Verriest, Flemish writer/poet (Flemish Motion), dies
  • Oct 29 George August Lumbye, composer, dies at 79