Wednesday 22 February 1922
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Warren G. Harding (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Andre Asriel and Felix Werder.
The Six Napoleons, directed by George Ridgwell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1922
while The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 22 February 1922 ?
- Blessed Saint Isabel of France (+1270)
- United States - Washington's Birthday (traditionally).
- Ash Wednesday in 2023.
- Saint Lucia - independence (1979).
- The Scouting movement celebrates this day as "B.-P. day" or "Founder's Day" as it is the shared birthday of the Scouts' founder Sir Robert Baden-Powell and his wife, Lady Olave Baden-Powell, the World Chief Guide.
- The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts celebrates this day as "Thinking Day" as it is the shared birthday of the Scouts' founder Sir Robert Baden-Powell, and his wife, Lady Olave Baden-Powell, the World Chief Guide.
- Roman Catholic Church - Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter.
- Felix Werder: composer.
- Andre Asriel: composer.
- Jesus Iglesias: Argentine racing driver (d. 2005).
- Erik Gjems-Onstad: Norwegian resistance member, officer, lawyer, sports official, politician, author, and anti-immigration activist.
- William Schoning: Seattle Military man.
- Apostolos Santas: Greek resistance veteran.
- Marshall Teague: American race car driver (Born 1922).
- Joe Wilder: American trumpet player composer and bandleader (d. 2014).
- Congress authorizes Grant Memorial $1 gold coin
- Following intense nationalist agitation after World War I, Great Britain proclaims Egypt formally independent but continues to occupy the country militarily and control its politics.
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1922 ?
Top #3 songs in the USA
- Al Jolson - Yoo Hoo
- Second Hand Rose - Fanny Brice
- When Frances Dances with Me - Ada Jones & Billy Murray
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