What Happened on September 4, 1922

Historical Events

World Record

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

Sports History

International Lawn Tennis Challenge, NYC, NY: Bill Tilden beats James Anderson 6-4, 5-7, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 for unassailable 3-1 lead for US over Australasia; US retains title, ends 4-1

Event of Interest

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

1922 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Per Olof Sundman, Swedish writer and politician, born in Vaxholm, Sweden (d. 1992)
Born in 1922

Famous Deaths

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

About September 4, 1922

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 100 years, 9 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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