Saturday 30 December 1922
It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Warren G. Harding (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Yvette Etiévant and Jane Langton.
The Face on the Bar-Room Floor, directed by Jack Ford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1922
while Simon Called Peter by Robert Keable was one of the best selling books.
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- The sixth day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
- R.C. Saints - Pope Felix I (optional memorial)
- Philippines - Rizal Day
- Yvette Etiévant
- Jane Langton: American author and illustrator.
- Boes Boestami: Indonesian actor and journalist (d. 1970).
- Soviet Union organized as a federation of RSFSR, Ukrainian SSR, Belorussian SSR and Transcaucasian SSR
- The year ends with hyperinflation showing no sign of slowing down in Germany, with 7,000 marks now needed to buy a single American dollar.
- Earl W. Bascom, rodeo cowboy and artist, designs and makes rodeo's first hornless bronc saddle at Lethbridge, Alberta Canada.
- Inter-Parliamentary Union
- ''Vegemite'' is invented by Australian Fred Walker.
- ''Kurd Istigdul Djemijetin'', the Kurdish Independence Committee, is founded.
- The Molly Pitcher Club is formed to promote the repeal of prohibition in the United States.
- Thompson Webb founds the Webb School for Boys.
- The Barbary Lion becomes extinct in the wild, with the last killed in Morocco, in the area of the Zelan and Beni Mguild Forests.
- The Amur Tiger becomes extinct in South Korea.
- The California grizzly bear becomes extinct.
- Japan signs a naval arms limitation treaty with the Western powers and returns some of its control over the Shandong Peninsula to China.
- Wracked by rapid inflation and political assassinations and motivated by hostility and arrogance as well, the Weimar Republic announces its inability to pay more and proposes a moratorium on reparations for 3 years.
- Bronisław Malinowski's influential ethnological text ''Argonauts of the Western Pacific'' is published.
- Following the annexation of former German colonies after the First World War, the British Empire reaches its height and largest extent, covering a quarter of the world and ruling over one in four humans.
- Sometime in October the Russian Civil War ends with the colonies remaining part of Russia.
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