1922 in History – What happened in year 1922

✅ Published on April 7th, 2009 in 20th Century in History

In history, year 1922 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1922.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1922 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
28 januarySnowfall from the biggest recorded snowstorm in Washington, D.C. history caused the roof of the Knickerbocker Theatre to collapse, killing 98 people.
02 februaryThe novel Ulysses was first published in its entirety afterthis material by author James Joyce first appeared in serialized partsin the American journal The Little Review from March 1918 to December1920, becoming one of the most important works of Modernist literature.
06 februaryBritain, France, Japan, Italy and the United States signed the Washington Naval Treaty to avoid a naval arms race.
24 marchIrish War of Independence-In Belfast, Northern Irish police broke into a house and murdered a Catholic family in reprisal for the deaths of two policemen the day before.
03 aprilJoseph Stalin became the first General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
15 aprilUS Senator John B. Kendrick introduced a resolution calling for an investigation of a secret land deal, which led to the discovery of the Teapot Dome scandal.
24 aprilThe first portion of the Imperial Wireless Chain, a strategic international wireless telegraphy communication network created to link the countries of the British Empire, opened.
10 mayKingman Reef, named after American Captain W.E. Kingman, was formally annexed to the United States on May 10, 1922. It is located in the North Pacific Ocean and discovered by the American Captain Edmund Fanning on June 14, 1798.
17 junePortuguese naval aviators Gago Coutinho and Sacadura Cabral completed the first aerial crossing of the South Atlantic.
28 juneThe Irish Civil War began with an assault by the Irish Free State's National Army on the Four Courts building, which had been occupied by the Anti-Treaty Irish Republican Army.
30 juneThe United States and the Dominican Republic signed anagreement that ended the former's occupation of the latter two yearslater.
09 julyJohnny Weissmuller swam the 100-meter freestyle in 58.6seconds, breaking a world swimming record and the 'minute barrier.'
20 julyThe German protectorate of Togoland was divided into the Leagueof Nations mandates of French Togoland and British Togoland.
22 augustIrish Civil War-Irish National Army commander-in-chief MichaelCollins was assassinated in an ambush while en route through County Corkat the village of Béal na mBláth.
27 augustTurkish forces re-captured Afyon, the first victory of theircounterattack during the Greco-Turkish War.
29 augustThe first radio advertisement is broadcast on WEAF-AM in New York City.
22 septemberAfter nine days, the Great Fire of Smyrna was extinguished,having caused tens of thousands of deaths.
04 novemberHoward Carter, a British archaeologist along with his workforce has found a step that leads to the tomb of King Tutankhamen, situated in the Valley of the Kings in Egypt..
15 novemberWhile working in China, bandits reportedly kidnapped Reverend Bord Breen, an American Lutheran Missionary who was living in the province of Honan. Another American was also announced to being held hostage.
24 novemberIrish Civil War-Author and Irish nationalist Robert ErskineChilders was executed by the Irish Free State for illegally carrying asemi-automatic pistol.
26 novemberHoward Carter and Lord Carnarvon became the first people toenter the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun in over 3,000 years.
27 decemberThe Imperial Japanese Navy commissioned Hosho, the world's first purpose-built aircraft carrier.
11 JulyHollywood was founded. Hollywood is the name of the film industry in the United States.
18 SeptemberHungary joins League of Nations.
18 OctoberThe British Broadcasting Company was established, later renamed the British Broadcasting Corporation.
11 DecemberBollywood actor and known as Tragedy King, Dilip Kumar was born in Peshawar, Pakistan.
30 DecemberAfter the Russian Revolution, the USSR i.e. the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics was established there. The Soviet Union existed as an extremely powerful communist nation for nearly 7 decades.
09 JanuaryIndian biochemist and Nobel Prize for Medicine Hargovind Khurana was born.
11 JanuaryDiabetes patients were given the first insulin.
06 FebruaryThe Panchmukhi Agreement was signed in Washington to control and reduce weapons internationally.


Famous birthdays in the year 1922:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 AprilWilliam Manchester / Author / United States of America
02 AugustBetsy Bloomingdale / Philanthropist / United States of America
03 DecemberEli Mandel / Poet / Canada
05 AprilHarry Freedman / Composer / Canada
06 February Haskell Wexler / Producer / United States of America
09 JuneJohn Gillespie Magee / Poet / United States of America
10 OctoberMerv Pregulman / Business Man / United States of America
11 March Cornelius Castoriadis / Economist / Greece
11 MayAmeurfina Melencio-Herrera / Lawyer / Philippines
12 NovemberKim Hunter / Actress / United States of America
14 SeptemberAlfred Käärmann / Author / Estonia
14 JuneHarvey Littleton / Educator / United States of America
16 AprilLawrence N. Guarino / Colonel / United States of America
16 AugustJames Casey / Writer / United Kingdom
19 OctoberJack Anderson / Author / United States of America
19 JuneAage Bohr / Academic / Denmark
24 OctoberGeorge Miller / Politician / United States of America
29 JuneRalph Burns / Writer / United States of America
29 AugustJohn Edward Williams / Author / United States of America
30 March Turhan Bey / Actor / United States of America

Famous Indian Personalities Birthdays in the year 1922:

YearName / Profession / Country
07 OctoberBali Ram Bhagat / Politician / India
09 JanuaryDr. Hargovind Khurana / Biochemist / India
27 JanuaryAjit Khan / Actor / India
05 OctoberKripalu Maharaj / Religious Guru / India
19 NovemberSalil Chowdhury / Director / India
06 FebruaryM. K. Binodini Devi / Writer / India
NA NABhagwat Jha Azad / Politician / India
21 JanuaryHarcharan Singh Brar / Politician / India
26 FebruaryManmohan Krishna / Actor / India
04 MarchDina Pathak / Actress / India
17 JanuaryTonse Ananth Pai / Economist / India
04 FebruaryPandit Bhimsen Joshi / Singer / India
15 MayNazir Hussain / Actor / India
19 JuneV. Balakrishna Eradi / Lawyer / India
06 AugustOm Prakash Malhotra / Soldier / India
15 AprilHasrat Jaipuri / Poet / India
11 DecemberDilip Kumar / Actor / India
02 MayWilson Jones / Player / India
07 OctoberBalram Bhagat / Politician / India
14 JuneK. Asif / Producer / India
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