On This Day

What Happened on September 4, 1922

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
  • 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 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
1922 Highlights

About September 4, 1922

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 98 years and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Virgo