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1922 Historical Event(s)
- January 28, 1922 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Dog in Chinese astrology.
- March 10, 1922 – Mahatma Gandhi is arrested in India, tried for sedition, and sentenced to six years in prison, only to be released after nearly two years for an appendicitis operation.
- March 20, 1922 – The USS Langley is commissioned as the first United States Navy aircraft carrier.
- May 19, 1922 – The Young Pioneer organization of the Soviet Union is established.
- August 30, 1922 – Battle of Dumlupinar: the final battle in the Greek-Turkish War (“Turkish War of Independence”).
- September 13, 1922 – The final act of the Greco-Turkish War, the Great Fire of Smyrna, commences.
- October 28, 1922 – March on Rome: Italian fascists led by Benito Mussolini march on Rome and take over the Italian government.
- November 4, 1922 – In Egypt, British archaeologist Howard Carter and his men find the entrance to Pharaoh Tutankhamun’s tomb in the Valley of the Kings.
- November 26, 1922 – Toll of the Sea debuts as the first general release film to use two-tone Technicolor (The Gulf Between is the first film to do so but it is not widely distributed).
- December 27, 1922 – Japanese aircraft carrier Hōshō becomes the first purpose built aircraft carrier to be commissioned in the world.
Who Were Born On 1922?
- February 22, 1922 – Apostolos Santas, Greek resistance veteran
- April 16, 1922 – Pat Peppler, American pro football coach and executive
- June 9, 1922 – George Axelrod, American producer, playwright and director (d. 2003)
- July 14, 1922 – Elfriede Rinkel, German Nazi concentration camp guard
- July 24, 1922 – Madeleine Ferron, French Canadian writer (d. 2010)
- September 24, 1922 – Ettore Bastianini, Italian opera singer
- October 15, 1922 – Agustina Bessa-Luís, Portuguese writer
- October 17, 1922 – Luiz Bonfá, Brazilian composer (d. 2001)
- November 19, 1922 – Salil Chowdhury, Indian music composer, poet, writer, dramatist and filmmaker (d. 1995)
- December 1, 1922 – Paul Picerni, American actor (d. 2011)