1922 in History – What happened in year 1922


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.

Know what happened in 1922:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
03 AprilJoseph Stalin became the first General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
06 FebruaryBritain, France, Japan, Italy and the United States signed the Washington Naval Treaty to avoid a naval arms race.
20 July The German protectorate of Togoland was divided into the Leagueof Nations mandates of French Togoland and British Togoland.
24 March Irish 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.
24 November Irish Civil War-Author and Irish nationalist Robert ErskineChilders was executed by the Irish Free State for illegally carrying asemi-automatic pistol.
26 November Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon became the first people toenter the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun in over 3,000 years.
30 JuneThe United States and the Dominican Republic signed anagreement that ended the former's occupation of the latter two yearslater.
27 DecemberThe Imperial Japanese Navy commissioned Hosho, the world'sfirst purpose-built aircraft carrier.
26 NovemberHoward Carter and Lord Carnarvon became the first people toenter the tomb (burial chamber pictured) of Pharaoh Tutankhamun in over3,000 years.
27 AugustTurkish forces re-captured Afyon, the first victory of theircounterattack during the Greco-Turkish War.
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 February The 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.
03 AprilJoseph Stalin became the first General Secretary of theCommunist Party of the Soviet Union.
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.
24 AprilThe first portion of the Imperial Wireless Chain, a strategicinternational wireless telegraphy communications network created to linkthe countries of the British Empire, opened.
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.
22 SeptemberAfter nine days, the Great Fire of Smyrna was extinguished,having caused tens of thousands of deaths.
09 JulyJohnny Weissmuller swam the 100-meter freestyle in 58.6seconds, breaking a world swimming record and the 'minute barrier.'
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.
06 FebruaryBritain, France, Japan, Italy and the United States signed theWashington Naval Treaty to avoid a naval arms race.
02 FebruaryThe novel Ulysses was first published in its entirety after this material by author James Joyce first appeared in serialized parts in the American journal The Little Review from March 1918 to December 1920, ecoming one of the most important works of modernist literature.
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.
17 JunePortuguese naval aviators Gago Coutinho and Sacadura Cabral completed the first aerial crossing of the South Atlantic.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1922:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 DecemberVsevolod Bobrov / Fooballer / Russia
06 DecemberJohn Brunt / Captain / United Kingdom
08 January Jan Nieuwenhuys / Painter / Netherlands
11 March Abdul Razak Hussein / Politician / Malaysia
12 March Lane Kirkland / Sailor / United States of America
15 JuneJohn Veale / Educator / United Kingdom
15 JulyLeon M. Lederman / Mathematician / United States of America
16 AprilLeo Tindemans / Politician / Belgium
19 JuneMarilyn P. Johnson / Educator / United States of America
21 NovemberAbe Lemons / Basketball Player / United States of America
23 OctoberJean Barker / Politician / United Kingdom
23 JuneMorris R. Jeppson / Physicist / United States of America
23 March Ugo Tognazzi / Actor / Italy
24 February Richard Hamilton / Painter / United Kingdom
24 February Steven Hill / Actor / United States of America
26 AprilMargaret Scott / Choreographer / Australia
26 AprilJ. C. Holt / Academic / United Kingdom
27 March Stefan Wul / Author / France
29 SeptemberLizabeth Scott / Actress / United States of America
30 AprilAnton Murray / Cricketer / South Africa

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1922:

YearName / Profession / Country
04 FebruaryPandit Bhimsen Joshi / Singer / India
30 SeptemberHrishikesh Mukherjee / Producer / India
04 MarchDina Pathak / Actress / India
05 OctoberKripalu Maharaj / Religious Guru / India
19 JuneV. Balakrishna Eradi / Lawyer / India
26 FebruaryManmohan Krishna / Actor / India
09 February C. P. Krishnan Nair / Business Man / India
19 NovemberSalil Chowdhury / Director / India
NA NABhagwat Jha Azad / Politician / India
14 JuneK. Asif / Producer / India
06 FebruaryM. K. Binodini Devi / Writer / India
NA NAO. P. Dutta / Director / India
11 DecemberDilip Kumar / Actor / India
02 SeptemberDaroga Prasad Rai / Politician / India
09 JanuaryDr. Hargovind Khurana / Biochemist / India
07 OctoberBali Ram Bhagat / Politician / India
17 JanuaryTonse Ananth Pai / Economist / India
02 MayWilson Jones / Player / India
15 AprilHasrat Jaipuri / Poet / India
15 MayNazir Hussain / Actor / India

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