January 7 - Dáil Éireann ratifies the Anglo-Irish Treaty by 64-57 votes.
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 2 - Ulysses (novel) by James Joyce is published in Paris on his 40th birthday
by Sylvia Beach.
February 5 - DeWitt and Lila Wallace publish the first issue of Reader's Digest.
February 6 - Achille Ratti becomes 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
May 30 - In Washington, D.C., the Lincoln Memorial is dedicated.
June 1 - Official founding of the Royal Ulster Constabulary.
June 26 - Louis Honoré Charles Antoine Grimaldi becomes Reigning Prince Louis II of
June 28 - The Irish Civil War begins.
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.
September 11 - One of the Herald Sun of Melbourne, Australia's predecessor papers The
Sun News-Pictorial is founded.
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. George V becomes King of Ireland.
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
Invention of Vegemite by Australian Fred Walker.Births
January 1 - Ernest "Fritz" Hollings
, South Carolina senator.
January 7 - Jean-Pierre Rampal
January 13 - Albert Lamorisse
, film director (d. 1970).
January 17 - Nicholas Katzenbach
January 17 - Betty White
January 21 - Paul Scofield
January 30 - Dick Martin
February 6 - Patrick Macnee
February 7 - Hattie Jacques
, actress (d. 1980).
February 9 - Kathryn Grayson
February 11 - Tudor Jarda
February 14 - Anthonius van den Houten
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
March 1 - Yitzhak Rabin
, Prime Minister of Israel and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize
March 1 - William Gaines
, publisher, founder of MAD Magazine (d. 1992).
March 5 - Pier Paolo Pasolini
, film director.
March 8 - Heinar Kipphardt
, dramatist, lyricist, narrator (d. 1982).
March 9 - Tommy Cooper
, UK comedian and magician.
March 12 - Jack Kerouac
, US author.
March 18 - Egon Bahr
March 20 - Carl Reiner
, director, producer, actor, comedian.
March 21 - Russ Meyer
, pornographic film director, producer.
March 31 - Richard Kiley
, actor, singer (d. 1999).
April 1 - William Manchester
April 4 - Elmer Bernstein
April 5 - Gale Storm
April 7 - Mongo Santamaria
, Latin jazz musician (d. 2003).
April 22 - Charles Mingus
, musician (d. 1979).
April 22 - Sir Kingsley Amis
, English novelist (d. 1995).
April 23 - Hermina Geerling
April 28 - Alistair Maclean
May 7 - Darren McGavin
May 14 - Franjo Tudjman
, president of Croatia (d. 1999).
May 17 - Dennis Brain
, French horn player.
May 17 - Antje Weisgerber
May 18 - Johannes Christiaan den Boer
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
May 28 - Lou Duva
, boxing trainer.
May 29 - Iannis Xenakis
May 30 - Hal Clement
, science fiction writer.
May 31 - Denholm Elliott
, actor (d. 1992).
June 10 - Judy Garland
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, comedian.
September 9 - Alberdina Hendriks
September 15 - Jackie Cooper
, American actor and director.
September 17 - Anna Maria Daleboudt
September 25 - Hammer DeRoburt
, founding president of Nauru (d. 1992).
October 4 - Wouter Ribbens
October 23 - Thonis Bil
November 8 - Christiaan Barnard
, South African surgeon (d. 2001).
November 14 - Boutros Boutros-Ghali
, Secretary General of the U.N.
December 23 - Micheline Ostermeyer
, French athlete and musician.
December 24 - Howard R Grinde
, U.S Army soldier in WWII.
December 28 - Dina Cornelia (Dini) van den Houten
December 28 - Stan Lee
, co-creator of Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, and many
other Marvel Comics characters.
Tuanku Jaafar ibni Almarhum Tuanku Abdul Rahman, later 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, later Sultan of Selangor and 11th Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia.Deaths
January 5 - Ernest Shackleton
January 22 - Pope Benedict XV
February 2 - William Desmond Taylor
, film director.
February 11 - Gerardus J. P. Bolland
, Dutch philosopher.
February 18 - Cornelia Rommelse
February 21 - Aukje Zwaal
April 1 - Emperor Karl
April 2 - Hermann Rorschach
May 19 - Son
, Byong-Hi, one of the leaders of the Samil, or March 1st Movement in Korea.
May 28 - Adriaantje van den Houten
June 6 - Lillian Russell
, singer, vaudeville star.
June 18 - Jacobus Kapteyn
, Dutch astronomer.
June 26 - Albert I
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
September 4 - Sarah L. Winchester
, builder of the Winchester Mystery House.
October 11 - Maria Helena Halfers
October 28 - Wouter Ribbens
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