On This Day

What Happened on September 12, 1922

Historical Events

Sports record brokenWorld Record

Paavo Nurmi runs world record 5000m (14:35.4)

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi

Famous Birthdays

  • Ellen Demming, American actress (Guiding Light), born in Schenectady, New York (d. 2002)
  • Jackson Mac Low, American poet and composer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2004)
  • Wentworth Beaumont, 3rd Viscount Allendale, British peer, Royal Air Force officer and race horse breeder
1922 Highlights

About September 12, 1922

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 98 years, 2 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Virgo