What Happened on October 31, 1922

Historical Events

Event of Interest

Fascist leader Benito Mussolini (Il Duce) becomes Prime Minister of Italy

  • Karel & Josef ńĆapek's play "World We Live In" premieres in NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • (Jean-Baptiste) Illinois Jacquet, American jazz saxophonist ("Flying Home"), born in Broussard, Louisiana (d. 2004)
  • Anatoli Papanov, Russian actor (Cold Summer of 1953) named as a People's Artist of the USSR (1973), born in Vyazma, Russia (d. 1987)
  • Barbara Bel Geddes, American actress (Vertigo, Dallas, Caught), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)

Norodom Sihanouk (1922-2012)

King of Cambodia (1941-55 and 1993-2004), Chief of State (1960-70), independence campaigner and film producer, born in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

  • Talfryn Thomas, Welsh character actor (Dad's Army -"Cheeseman"; Dr. Who), born in Swansea, Wales (d. 1982)
Born in 1922

About October 31, 1922

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 100 years, 10 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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