1922 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar).
- May 30 - In Washington, D.C., the Lincoln Memorial is dedicated.
- June 1 - Official founding of the Royal Ulster Constabulary.
- June 22 - IRA rebels are assassinated by British field marshal Henry Wilson in Belgravia - assassins are sentenced to death July 18.
- June 24 - Assassination of Weimar Republic foreign minister Walter Rathenau - murderers are captured July 17
- June 26 - Louis Honoré Charles Antoine Grimaldi becomes Reigning Prince Louis II of Monaco.
- June 28 - The Irish Civil War begins
- August 12 - Assassination of Arthur Griffith, President of Dáil Éireann
- August 22 - Death of General Michael Collins - President of the Irish Provisional Government and Commander-in-Chief of the Provisional Army, killed in an ambush.
- August 23 - Revolt against the Spanish in Morocco
- August 28 - Japan agrees to withdraw its troops from Siberia
- September 9 - Turkish forces pursuing withdrawing Greek troops enter Smyrna
- September 11 - One of the Herald Sun of Melbourne, Australia's predecessor papers The Sun News-Pictorial is founded.
- September 13 - 15 - Fire, probably started by Turkish troops, destroys most of Smyrna. Death toll estimated 100.000
- September 18 - Hungary joins the League of Nations
- October 9 - Sir William Horwood , London Metropolitan Police Service commissioner is poisoned by arsenic-filled chocolates
- October 25 - The Irish Constituent Assembly enacts the Constitution of the Irish Free State.
- 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 leaves for 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.
Flag of the Irish Free State, and later the Republic of Ireland after independence from the British
Year in topic
January to June
- January 1 - Ernest "Fritz" Hollings, South Carolina senator
- January 7 - Jean-Pierre Rampal, French flutist (d. 2000)
- January 13 - Albert Lamorisse , film director (d. 1970)
- January 16 - Ernesto Bonino, Italian singer
- January 17 - Nicholas Katzenbach, American politician
- January 17 - Betty White, American television actress
- January 21 - Paul Scofield, English actor
- January 22 - Leonel Brizola, politician
- January 30 - Dick Martin, comedian
- February 1 - Renata Tebaldi, Italian soprano
- February 6 - Patrick Macnee, actor
- February 6 - Bill Johnston, Australian cricketer
- February 7 - Hattie Jacques, actress (d. 1980)
- February 9 - Kathryn Grayson, actress
- February 11 - Tudor Jarda , composer.
- February 15 - John Bayard Anderson, U.S Congressman and presidential candidate
- February 17 - Marshall Teague, race car driver (d. 1959)
- February 18 - Helen Gurley Brown, American editor and publisher
- February 24 - Richard Hamilton, painter
- February 24 - Steven Hill, actor
- March 1 - William Gaines, publisher and founder of MAD Magazine (d. 1992)
- March 1 - Yitzhak Rabin, Prime Minister of Israel and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1995)
- March 5 - Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italian film director
- March 8 - Heinar Kipphardt , dramatist, lyricist, narrator (d. 1982)
- March 8 - Mizuki Shigeru, Japanese manga artist
- March 9 - Tommy Cooper, British comedian and magician
- March 12 - Jack Kerouac, American author
- March 18 - Egon Bahr , politician
- March 20 - Carl Reiner, director, producer, actor, comedian
- March 21 - Russ Meyer, film director, producer
- March 28 - Felice Chiusano, Italian singer (Quartetto Cetra)
- March 28 - Joey Maxim, American boxer
- March 31 - Richard Kiley, actor, singer (d. 1999)
- April 1 - William Manchester, writer
- April 4 - Elmer Bernstein, composer
- April 5 - Gale Storm, American singer and actress
- April 7 - Mongo Santamaria, jazz musician (d. 2003)
- April 16 - Sir Kingsley Amis, English novelist (d. 1995)
- April 22 - Charles Mingus, musician (d. 1979)
- April 28 - Alistair MacLean, writer
- May 7 - Darren McGavin, actor
- May 14 - Franjo Tuđman, president of Croatia (d. 1999)
- May 15 - Setouchi Jakucho, Japanese writer and Buddhist nun
- May 17 - Antje Weisgerber , actress
- May 18 - Kai Winding, jazz musician (d. 1983)
- May 21 - James Lopez Watson, American judge (d. 2001)
- May 22 - Quinn Martin, television producer (d. 1987)
- May 25 - Enrico Berlinguer, politician (d. 1984)
- May 27 - Christopher Lee, actor
- May 28 - Lou Duva, boxing trainer
- May 29 - Iannis Xenakis, Greek composer
- May 30 - Hal Clement, science fiction writer
- May 31 - Denholm Elliott, actor (d. 1992)
- June 2 - Charlie Sifford, American golfer
- June 10 - Judy Garland, American singer and actress
- June 24 - Tata Giacobetti, Italian singer and lyricist (Quartetto Cetra)
- June 29 - Vasko Popa, Yugoslavian poet (d. 1991)
July to December
- July 18 - Thomas Kuhn, philosopher of science
- August 17 - Agostinho Neto, Angolan politician (d. 1979)
- August 23 - George Kell, Baseball Hall of Famer
- September 1 - Vittorio Gassmann, Italian actor and director
- September 3 - Salli Terri, mezzo-soprano (d. 1996)
- September 8 - Sid Caesar, actor and comedian
- September 12 - Jackson Mac Low, poet (d. 2004)
- September 15 - Jackie Cooper, American actor and director
- September 25 - Hammer DeRoburt, first President of Nauru (d. 1992)
- October 5 - Jose-Froilan Gonzalez, race car driver
- October 15 - Luigi Giussani, Catholic priest and founder of Communion and Liberation (d. 2005)
- November 8 - Christiaan Barnard, South African surgeon (d. 2001)
- November 11 - Kurt Vonnegut, American novelist
- November 14 - Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Secretary General of the United Nations
- December 22 - Barbara Billingsley, American actress
- December 22 - Jack Brooks, American politician
- December 23 - Micheline Ostermeyer, French athlete and musician
- December 28 - Stan Lee, comics creator
- Tuanku Jaafar ibni Almarhum Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Yang di-Pertuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan and 10th Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia
- Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Hisamuddin Alam Shah Al-Haj, Sultan of Selangor and 11th Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia
- January 5 - Ernest Shackleton, Irish explorer (b. 1874)
- January 22 - Pope Benedict XV
- February 2 - William Desmond Taylor, film director
- February 11 - Gerardus J. P. Bolland , Dutch philosopher.
- March 1 - Rafael Moreno Aranzadi, Spanish footballer (b. 1892)
- March 24 - Walter Robinson Parr, British preacher
- April 1 - Emperor Karl of Austria
- April 2 - Hermann Rorschach, psychologist
- May 19 - Son, Byong-Hi, leader of the March 1st Movement in Korea
- June 6 - Lillian Russell, singer, vaudeville star
- June 18 - Jacobus Kapteyn, Dutch astronomer
- June 26 - Albert I of Monaco
- July 20 - Andrey Markov, mathematician
- August 2 - Alexander Graham Bell, father of the telephone.
- August 5 - Harry Boland, Irish republican
- August 12 - Arthur Griffith, President of Dбil Йireann
- August 22 - Michael Collins, Irish leader (assassinated
- September 4 - Sarah L. Winchester, builder of the Winchester Mystery House
Heads of state in 1922
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