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1922 Trivia, Facts & History

<< - 1922

World Series Champions

New York Giants

Stanley Cup Champs

Toronto St. Pats

U.S. Open Golf

Gene Sarazan

U.S. Tennis (Men/Ladies)

William T. Tilden/Molla B. Mallory

Wimbledon (Men/Women)

Gerald Patterson/Suzanne Lenglen

NCAA Football Champions

California & Cornell & Princeton

Kentucky Derby


"The Quote"

"There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval" - George Santayana (War Shrines)

Sex Symbols

Theda Bara, Marion Davies, Pola Negri, Mary Pickford

Miss America

Mary Katherine Campbell (Columbus, Ohio)

The Scandals

In Chicago, the Herrin Massacre occurred in June 1922 in Herrin, Illinois. 19 'scabs' and 2 union miners (Jordie Henderson and Joe Pitkewicius) were killed in mob action between June 2122, 1922.

1922 Pop Culture News

Film director Hal Roach released the first of many 'short' features called 'Our Gang.' Considered racist by many today, it was actually groundbreaking to include black and white children playing together in 1922. In 1955, the series of shorts was renamed 'Little Rascals' for television.

Hottest day and place ever recorded: September 13, 1922 - 136 degrees in El Aziza, Libia.

Lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter discovered the tomb of Pharoah Tutankhaman, better known as King Tut.

Highest scoring baseball game ever: 49 runs when the Chicago Cubs beat the Phillies 26 to 23 on August 25th.

These years use the same calendars: 2017, 2006, 1995, 1989, 1978, 1967, 1961, 1950, 1939, 1933, and 1922.

The Habits

Reading If Winter Comes by A.S.M. Hutchison
Reading Ulysses by James Joyce

1922's Most Popular Christmas Gifts

"Playing Doctor" kits

Popular Movies:

Dr. Mabuse the Gambler, Foolish Wives, Haxan, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Nanook of the North, Nosferatu, A Symphony of Terror/Horror, Oliver Twist, Robin Hood

More Pop Culture Resources

Popular Music in 1922 ~ # 1 Hits of 1922