On This Day

What Happened on September 4, 1922

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

Sports record brokenWorld Record

Finnish super athlete Paavo Nurmi runs a 2000m world record 5:26.3 in Tampere, Finland

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

William Walmsley and William Lyons officially found the Swallow Sidecar Company (later Jaguar Cars) in Blackpool, England

Mr Jaguar William Lyons
Mr Jaguar
William Lyons

Famous Birthdays

  • Per Olof Sundman, Swedish writer and politician, born in Vaxholm, Sweden (d. 1992)

Famous Deaths

  • Georges Sorel, French philosopher and theorist of Sorelianism, dies at 74