Decades: 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s - 1920s - 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s
Years: 1917 1918 1919 1920 1921 - 1922 - 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927
January 10 - Arthur Griffith is elected President of Dáil Éireann
January 11 - First successful insulin treatment of diabetes.
January 15 - Michael Collins becomes head of the (Irish) Provisional Government
January 24 - Christian K. Nelson patents the Eskimo Pie.
January 29 - Union of Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador is dissolved
February 6 - Achille Ratti become Pope Pius XI.
February 8 - President Warren G. Harding introduces the first radio in the White House.
February 27 - A challenge to the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, allowing women the right to vote, is rebuffed by the Supreme Court of the United States.
March 15 - After Egypt gains nominal independence from the United Kingdom, Fuad I becomes King of Egypt.
March 18 - In India, Mohandas Gandhi is sentenced to six years in prison for civil disobedience. He would serve only 2 years.
March 20 - The USS Langley is commissioned as the first United States Navy aircraft carrier.
April 7 - Teapot Dome scandal: United States Secretary of the Interior leases Teapot Dome oil reserves in Wyoming.
April 16 - The Treaty of Rapallo marks rapprochement between the Weimar Republic and Bolshevist Russia.
May 30 - In Washington, D.C, the Lincoln Memorial is dedicated.
June - Start of Irish Civil War
June 26 - Louis Honoré Charles Antoine Grimaldi becomes Reigning Prince Louis II of Monaco.
August 12 - death of Arthur Griffith, President of Dáil Éireann
August 22 - Assassination of General Michael Collins - President of the Irish Provisional Government and Commander-in-Chief of the Provisional Army.
October 28 - In Italy, with the March on Rome, Fascism obtains power and Benito Mussolini becomes prime minister.
October 31 - Benito Mussolini becomes the youngest Premier in the history of Italy.
September 23 - Gdynia Seaport Construction Act passed by the Polish parliament.
November 1 - Ottoman Empire is abolished and its last sultan Mehmed VI Vahdettin abdicates.
November 4 - In Egypt, British archaeologist Howard Carter and his men find the entrance to King Tutankhamen's tomb in the Valley of the Kings.
November 14 - The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) begins radio service in the United Kingdom.
November 17 - Former Ottoman sultan Mehmed VI went on exile in Italy.
November 19 - Abdul Mejid II, Crown Prince of the Ottoman Empire is elected Caliph.
November 21 - Rebecca Felton of Georgia takes the oath of office, becoming the first woman United States Senator.
November 24 - Popular author and Irish Republican Army member Robert Erskine Childers is executed by an Irish Free State firing squad for illegally carrying a revolver.
November 26 - Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon become the first people to enter the tomb of Egyptian King Tutankhamun in over 3000 years.
December 6 - The Irish Free State comes into existence. Tim Healy appointed first Governor-General of the Irish Free State, W.T. Cosgrave becomes President of the Executive Council.
December 30 - Russia and allied Soviet republics form the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR).
Invention of Vegemite by Australian Fred Walker
Year in topic
1922 in film
1922 in literature
1922 in music
1922 in science
1922 in sports
January 7 - Jean-Pierre Rampal, musician
January 13 - Albert Lamorisse, film director († 1970)
January 17 - Betty White, actress
January 17 - Nicholas Katzenbach, politician
January 21 - Paul Scofield, actor
January 30 - Dick Martin, comedian
February 6 - Patrick Macnee, actor
February 7 - Hattie Jacques, actress († 1980)
February 9 - Kathryn Grayson, actress
February 11 - Tudor Jarda, composer.
February 15 - John Bayard Anderson, U.S Representative and presidential candidate
February 18 - Helen Gurley Brown, editor, publisher
February 24 - Richard Hamilton, pop-art painter
February 24 - Steven Hill, actor
March 1 - Yitzhak Rabin, Prime Minister of Israel and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize († 1995)
March 1 - William Gaines, publisher, founder of MAD Magazine († 1992)
March 5 - Pier Paolo Pasolini, film director
March 8 - Heinar Kipphardt, dramatist, lyricist, narrator († 1982)
March 12 - Jack Kerouac, US author
March 18 - Egon Bahr, politician
March 20 - Carl Reiner, director, producer, actor, comedian
March 21 - Russ Meyer, pornographic film director, producer
March 31 - Richard Kiley, actor, singer († 1999)
April 1 - William Manchester, writer
April 4 - Elmer Bernstein, composer
April 5 - Gale Storm, singer/actress
April 7 - Mongo Santamaria, Latin jazz musician († 2003)
April 22 - Charles Mingus, musician († 1979)
April 22 - Sir Kingsley Amis, English novelist († 1995)
April 28 - Alistair Maclean, actor
May 7 - Darren McGavin, actor
May 14 - Franjo Tudjman, president of Croatia († 1999)
May 17 - Dennis Brain, French horn player
May 17 - Antje Weisgerber, actress
May 18 - Kai Winding, jazz musician († 1983)
May 22 - Quinn Martin, television producer († 1987)
May 25 - Enrico Berlinguer, politician († 1984)
May 27 - Christopher Lee, actor
May 28 - Lou Duva, boxing trainer
May 29 - Iannis Xenakis, composer
May 30 - Hal Clement, science fiction writer
May 31 - Denholm Elliott, actor († 1992)
June 10 - Judy Garland, performer
July 18 - Thomas Kuhn, philosopher of science
September 1 - Vittorio Gassmann, Italian actor and director
September 3 - Salli Terri, mezzo soprano († 1996)
September 15 - Jackie Cooper, American actor and director
September 25 - Hammer DeRoburt, founding president of Nauru († 1992)
November 8 - Christiaan Barnard, South African surgeon († 2001)
November 14 - Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Secretary General of the U.N.
December 24-Howard R Grinde, U.S Army soldier in WWII
January 5 - Ernest Shackleton, explorer
January 22 - Pope Benedict XV
February 2 - William Desmond Taylor, film director
February 11 - Gerardus J. P. Bolland, Dutch philosopher.
April 1 - Emperor Karl of Austria
April 2 - Hermann Rorschach
June 18 - Jacobus Kapteyn, Dutch astronomer
June 26 - Albert I of Monaco
August 2 - Alexander Graham Bell, father of the telephone.
August 5 - Harry Boland, Irish republican, killed in the Irish Civil War
August 12 - Arthur Griffith, President of Dáil Éireann
August 22 - Michael Collins assassinated.
September 4 - Sarah L. Winchester, builder of the Winchester Mystery House
Son, Byong-Hi, one of the leaders of the Samil, or March 1st Movement in Korea
Physics - Niels Henrik David Bohr
Chemistry - Francis William Aston
Medicine - Archibald Vivian Hill, Otto Fritz Meyerhof
Literature - Jacinto Benavente
Peace - Fridtjof Nansen