Events in year of 1922

  • 01-01Vancouver, BC starts driving on the right side of road
  • 01-031st living person identified on a US coin (Thomas E Kirby) on the Alabama Centennial half-dollar
  • 01-09KQV-AM in Pittsburgh PA begins radio transmissions
  • 01-09Rotterdam metal strike ends
  • 01-11Insulin 1st used to treat diabetes (Leonard Thompson, 14, of Canada)
  • 01-13Buck Weaver, a Black Sox, applies unsuccessfully for reinstatement
  • 01-13Conference of Cannes concerning German retribution payments ended
  • 01-13WHA-AM in Madison WI begins radio transmissions
  • 01-15Irish Free State forms; Michael Collins becomes 1st Premier
  • 01-19Geological survey says US oil supply would be depleted in 20 years
  • 01-24Eskimo Pie patented by Christian K Nelson of Iowa (not an Eskimo)
  • 01-24Lehman Caves National Monument established
  • 01-28American Pro Football Association renamed "National Football League"
  • 01-28J E Clair turns Green Bay franchise back to NFL
  • 01-29Union of Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador dissolved
  • 01-30Ted McDonald takes 8-58 in big Victorian win over New South Wales
  • 01-30World Law Day, 1st celebrated
  • 02-02It was 2:22:22 on 2 / 2 / 22
  • 02-04WGY-AM in Schenectady New York begins radio transmissions
  • 02-06Cardinal Achille Ratti elected Pope Pius XI
  • 02-06US, UK, France, Italy and Japan sign Washington naval arms limitation
  • 02-08Radio arrives at the White House
  • 02-09Italian government of Bonomi falls
  • 02-09Snow on Mauna Loa, Hawaii
  • 02-11"April Showers" by Al Jolson hits #1
  • 02-11US intervention army leaves Honduras
  • 02-15Marconi begins regular broadcasting transmissions from Essex
  • 02-18Kenesaw Mountain Landis resigns his judgeship to work for baseball
  • 02-18WOC-AM in Davenport IA begins radio transmissions
  • 02-19Ed Wynn becomes 1st talent to sign as a radio entertainer

People born in year of 1922

  • 01-01Ernest F Hollings: (Sen-D-South Carolina, 1966- )
  • 01-02Jason Evers: NYC, New York -- Actor (Wrangler, Channing)
  • 01-02Nico Schuyt: Composer
  • 01-02Renata Tebaldi: Pesaro, Italy -- Lyric soprano
  • 01-03Bill Travers: Newcastle-on-Tyne, England -- Actor (Born Free, Gorgo)
  • 01-03Morten Nielsen: Denmark -- Poet / resistance fighter
  • 01-04Frank Wess: Flutist / saxophonist / composer
  • 01-06Finn Einar Mortensen: Composer
  • 01-07Jean-Pierre [Louis] Rampal: Marseilles, France -- Flautist
  • 01-07Vincent Gardenia: Naples, Italy -- Actor (All in the Family, LA Law)
  • 01-08Abbey Simon: NYC, New York -- Pianist
  • 01-09Har G Khorana: India -- Canada bio-chemist (Nobel 1968)
  • 01-11Kathleen Byron: London, England -- Actress (Abdication, Profile, 4 Days)
  • 01-11Neville Duke: English test pilot
  • 01-18Constance Moore: Sioux City, Iowa -- Actress (Window on Main Street)
  • 01-18Yehezkiel Braun: Composer
  • 01-19Guy Madison [Robert Moseley]: California, United States -- Actor (Wild Bill Hickok)
  • 01-19Ken Hughes: Liverpool, England -- Director (Casino Royale)
  • 01-20Lord James Hanson: English industrialist / House of Lords (Conservative)
  • 01-20Ray Anthony: Pennsylvania, United States -- Orchestra leader (Ray Anthony Show, Peter Gunn Theme)
  • 01-21Jean P Vroom: Dutch sculptor
  • 01-21Paul Scofield: Hurst, England -- Actor (Man for All Seasons, Train)
  • 01-22Howard Moss: Poet / editor (New Yorker)
  • 01-24Neil Franklin: Soccer star
  • 01-25Jules P de Palm: Antilles writer
  • 01-25Raymond Baxter: British TV host / author (Fast Lady)
  • 01-26Michael Bentine: England, United Kingdom -- Author / comedian (Reluctant Jester)
  • 01-27Wilfrid Bourne: QC / Clerk of the Crown in Chancery
  • 01-30Pal Jardanyi: Composer
  • 01-31Michael Wilford: Diplomat

People died in year of 1922

  • 01-05Ernest H Shackleton: British South pole explorer (Endurance), dies at 47
  • 01-07Antonio Scontrino: Composer, dies at 71
  • 01-08Charles R Young: Colonel, dies at 58 in Lagos, Nigeria
  • 01-22Benedictus XV [Giacomo Markies D Chiesa]: Pope (1914-22), dies at 67
  • 01-26Luigi Denza: Composer, dies at 75
  • 01-31Heinrich Reinhardt: Composer, dies at 56
  • 02-01William Desmond Taylor: Director / actor (Broken Coin), dies at 49
  • 02-05James William Tate: Composer, dies at 46
  • 02-11Gerardus J P Bolland: Dutch philosopher (Bolland Society), dies at 67
  • 02-15Clara [G Meijer-]Wichmann: German / Dutch anarchist / feminist, dies at 36
  • 02-24Dmitri B Shostakovitch: Father of Russian Composer Dmitri D S
  • 02-28Vicente Lleo: Composer, dies at 51
  • 03-04Bert Williams: Famous black, dies at 46 in New York City
  • 03-10Arthur Hervey: Composer, dies at 67
  • 03-10Horace Wadham Nicholl: Composer, dies at 73
  • 03-22Louis A Ranvier: French anatomist / historian, dies at 86
  • 03-27Nikolay Alexandrovich Sokolov: Composer, dies at 63
  • 04-01Charles I: Emperor (Austria) / King of Hungary (Charles IV)
  • 04-05Charles F A Woeste: Belgian count / Minister of Justice, dies at 85
  • 04-12Frantisek Ondricek: Composer, dies at 64
  • 04-24Richard Batka: Composer, dies at 53
  • 04-26Hans Sommer: Composer, dies at 84
  • 04-30David M Chumaceiro: Curacaos poet
  • 05-19Heinrich I Quincke: German internist (postural drainage), dies at 79
  • 05-28Carl Tieke: Composer, dies at 58
  • 05-29Jevgeni B Vachtangov: Armenian / Russian actor / director, dies at 39
  • 05-30David Mendes Chumaceiro: Curacaos Poet (Adelfas), dies at 45
  • 06-04William Halse Rivers: British psychologist / anthropologist
  • 06-06Lillian Russell: Entertainer, dies at 60
  • 06-09Albert Baertsoen: Flemish Painter / etcher, dies at 56

Events in year of 1923

  • 01-01Union of Socialist Soviet Republics established
  • 01-02Ku Klux Klan surprise attack on black residential area Rosewood Florida, 8 killed (compensation awarded in 1995)
  • 01-041st broadcast of "Barn Dance Show" (WBAP - Ft Worth Texas)
  • 01-07Baltimore Sun warns of Ku Klux Klan
  • 01-08Typography strike in Amsterdam
  • 01-09Juan de la Cierva makes 1st autogiro (helicopter) flight, Spain
  • 01-10Last US troops leave Rhineland (Germany)
  • 01-10Lithuania seizes and annexes country of Memel
  • 01-111st Dutch Dada-evening (Theo Van Doesburg & Kurt Schwitters)
  • 01-11French and Belgian troops occupy Ruhr to collect reparations
  • 01-17Belgian Working people Party protest against occupied Ruhrgebied
  • 01-181st radio telegraph message from Netherlands to Dutch East Indies
  • 01-19WMC-AM in Memphis TN begins radio transmissions
  • 01-23Taxi strike in Amsterdam begins (through March 9th)
  • 01-24Aztec Ruins National Monument, NM established
  • 01-281st "Reichs Party" (NSDAP) forms in Munich
  • 01-28Demonstration against a Dutch University in Ghent
  • 01-28NSDAP 1st election in Munich
  • 01-291st flight of autogiro (Juan de la Cierva, Madrid Spain)
  • 02-01Allied ultimatum on Lithuanian occupation of Memel
  • 02-01Fascists Voluntary Militia forms in Italy under Mussolini
  • 02-02Ethyl gasoline 1st marketed, Dayton, Ohio
  • 02-02US signs friendship treaty with Central American countries
  • 02-05General mine strike against wage cuts in Saar
  • 02-05Mass arrests of socialists and communists in Italy
  • 02-08Coal mine explosion at Dawson, New Mexico kills 120
  • 02-08German NSDAP Volkischer Beobachter newspaper becomes a daily
  • 02-09Soviet Aeroflot airlines forms
  • 02-10Ink paste manufactured for 1st time by Standard Ink Company
  • 02-10SDAP speaks out against allied occupation of Ruhrgebied

People born in year of 1923

  • 01-01Chalmers Goodlin: US test pilot (XS-1)
  • 01-01Milton Jackson: United States -- Vibraphonist (Milt of Bags)
  • 01-03Dragutin Gostuski: Composer
  • 01-03Jaroslav Hasek: Czechoslovakia -- Writer (Good Soldier Schweyk)
  • 01-04Flavio Testi: Composer
  • 01-05Robert L Bernstein: NYC, New York -- Publisher (Random House)
  • 01-05Sam Phillips: Musician / record founder (Sun)
  • 01-06Leah Chase: Master chef, in the creole tradition
  • 01-07Charles Russell Woolen: Composer
  • 01-08Giorgio Tozzi: Chicago, Illinois -- Basso
  • 01-08Iva Michiels [Rik Ceuppens]: Flemish writer (Ksiega Alfa)
  • 01-08Joseph Wiezenbaum: Artificial intelligence pioneer
  • 01-10Ingeborg Drewitz: Writer
  • 01-13Danil Shafran: Cellist
  • 01-13Jack Watling: London, England -- Actor (Nanny, Adventure for 2, Naked Heart)
  • 01-15Lee Teng-hui: President of ROC (Taiwan), head of KMT (1988- )
  • 01-16Martin Stokken: Norway -- Nordic relay (1952 Olympics - Silver Medalist)
  • 01-16Roy Lanham: Rocker (Sons of the Pioneers)
  • 01-16Willem Aantjes: Dutch politicial leader (CDA)
  • 01-17Onno Molenkamp: Dutch actor (Lifespan, Broken Mirrors, The Lift)
  • 01-21Judith Merril [Josephine Juliet Grossman]: Sci-fi writer
  • 01-22Diana Douglas: Devonshire, Bermuda -- Actress (The Cowboys)
  • 01-22Friedrich Zehm: Composer
  • 01-22Leslie Bassett: Composer
  • 01-23Florence Halop: Queens -- Actress (Florence-Night Court, St Elsewhere)
  • 01-23Horace Ashenfelter: United States -- 3000m steeplechase (1952 Olympics - Gold Medalist)
  • 01-23Walter M[ichael] Miller, Jr.: United States -- Sci-fi author (Hugo, View from Stars)
  • 01-24Simeon ten Holt: Composer
  • 01-25Eva Zeller: Writer
  • 01-26Anne Jeffreys: North Carolina, United States -- Actress (Dick Tracy, Topper, General Hospital)

People died in year of 1923

  • 01-02Sam Carter: Black resident of Rosewood Florida, lynched by KKK
  • 01-03Jaroslav Hasek: Czech writer (Good Soldier Schweyk), dies at 39
  • 01-11Constantine I: King of Greece (1913-17, 20-22), dies at 54
  • 01-18Wallace Reid: Actor (Birth of a Nation), dies at 31
  • 02-06Edward E Barnard: US astronomer (5th moon Jupiter), dies at 65
  • 02-10Wilhelm Konrad von Rontgen: Physicist (Nobel 1901), dies at 77
  • 02-15Josephine B Willson Bruce: US black theorist, dies at 69
  • 02-19Jeronimo Gimenez y Bellido: Composer, dies at 68
  • 02-27Charles Francis Abdy Williams: Composer, dies at 67
  • 03-08Johannes S van der Waals: Dutch physicist (Nobel 1910), dies at 85
  • 03-26Sarah Bernhardt [Henriette]: Actress (Qn Elizabeth), dies at 77
  • 04-04L Martov [Joulij O Tsederbaum]: Russ revolutionary, dies at 49
  • 04-09Mauritius H Binger: Director / producer (Living Ladder)
  • 04-19Thomas Paine Westendorf: Composer, dies at 75
  • 05-10Vaslav Vorovsky: Russian delegate, assassinated
  • 05-20Hans Goldschmidt: German chemist
  • 05-30Camille Chevillard: Composer, dies at 63
  • 06-05George H Breitner: Impressionist painter, dies at 65
  • 06-10Pierre Loti [Julien Viaud]: French sea officer / writer
  • 06-15Alexander Stamboeliski: Premier Bulgaria (1919-23)
  • 06-20Joseph Leopold Rockel: Composer, dies at 85
  • 06-29Fritz Mauthner: German Author / philosopher (skepticism), dies at 73
  • 06-29Gustave Adolph Kerker: Composer, dies at 66
  • 06-30Claude Antoine Terrasse: Composer, dies at 56
  • 07-04Florimond Fonteyne: Flemish priest / politician (Volkseeuw), dies at 67
  • 07-14Louis Ganne: Composer, dies at 61
  • 07-16Louis M A Couperus: Poet / writer (Books of Small Soles), dies at 60
  • 07-20Pancho Villa [Doroteo Arango]: Mexican rebel, murdered at 55
  • 08-02Warren Harding: 29th President (1921-23), dies at 57 in the Palace Hotel, San Francisco
  • 08-07Hendrik Pierson: Dutch Theologist (H Pierson Foundation), dies at 89