On This Day

What Happened on October 31, 1922

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Benito Mussolini (Il Duce) becomes premier of Italy

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

Famous Birthdays

  • 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)
  • Illinois Jacquet, American jazz saxophonist, born in Broussard, Louisiana (d. 2004)

Person of interestNorodom Sihanouk

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

1922 Highlights

About October 31, 1922

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 98 years and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Scorpio