On This Day

What Happened on September 17, 1922

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Cyclist Piet Moeskops becomes world sprint champ
  • Radio Moscow begins transmitting (12 KWs-most powerful station)

Famous Birthdays

  • Agostinho Neto, 1st President of Angola (1975-79), born in Ícolo e Bengo, Portuguese Angola (d. 1979)
  • Naomi Datta, British geneticist and bacteriologist (pioneer in investigating the development of resistance to antibiotics by bacteria), born in London (d. 2008)
  • Ursula Howells, British actress (Hard Times, Girly, Murder is Announced), born in London, England (d. 2005)