On This Day

Historical Events in July 1922

Conference of Interest

Jul 3 Intergovernmental Conference on Identity Certificates for Russian Refugees, convened by Fridtjof Nansen in Geneva, creates the Nansen passports (for stateless persons)

  • Jul 5 1st general election in Netherlands
  • Jul 5 Uprising of social righteousness in Rio de Janeiro
  • Jul 5 Women 1st vote in Dutch elections, Christian parties win
  • Jul 6 Dutch auto/airplane manufacturer Trompenburg declares bankruptcy

Wimbledon Women's Tennis

Jul 8 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: French phenom Suzanne Lenglen wins her 4th consecutive Wimbledon singles title; beats American based Norwegian Molla Bjurstedt Mallory 6-2, 6-0

  • Jul 10 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Australian Gerald Patterson wins his second Wimbledon title; beats Randolph Lycett 6-3, 6-4, 6-2
  • Jul 11 The Hollywood Bowl opens.
  • Jul 15 1st duck-billed platypus publicly exhibited in US, at Bronx Zoological Park, New York City

US Golf Open

Jul 15 US Open Men's Golf, Skokie CC: Gene Sarazen wins the first of his 7 major titles, 1 stroke ahead of runners-up John Black and 20-year-old amateur Bobby Jones

  • Jul 15 Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake's musical "Shuffle Along" closes on Broadway, July 15, 1922, after 504 performances
  • Jul 17 Curacao harbor workers begin strike under Felix Chacuto

Baseball Record

Jul 17 Ty Cobb gets 5 hits in a game for record 4th time in a year

Sports History

Jul 19 American swimmer Johnny Weissmuller first to break 1 minute barrier for 100m freestyle; swims 58.6s at Alameda, CA

  • Jul 20 French and British Togoland make separate mandates within the League of Nations
  • Jul 22 Cards enter 1st place, marks 1st time both St Louis teams are on top
  • Jul 23 16th Tour de France won by Firmin Lambot of Belgium
  • Jul 25 AT&T begins broadcasting on WBAY (NYC-later WEAF, WNBC, WRCA & WFAN)
  • Jul 27 International Geographical Union forms in Brussels
  • Jul 29 Greek troops defeat Turkish forces and are on their way to Constantinople, but the Allies forbid them taking the city
  • Jul 31 18-year-old Ralph Samuelson rides world's 1st water skis (Minnesota)
  • Jul 31 General strike in Italy against fascist violence