December 1922 in history

December 1922 events chronologically

Dec 6 One year to the day after the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty, the Irish Free State comes into existence
Dec 9 Gabriel Narutowicz is elected the first president of Poland
Dec 16 President of Poland Gabriel Narutowicz is assassinated by Eligiusz Niewiadomski at the Zachęta Gallery in Warsaw
Dec 27 Japanese aircraft carrier Hōshō becomes the first purpose built aircraft carrier to be commissioned in the world
Dec 30 The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics is formed

Top 7 most famous people born in December 1922

Dec 4 Gérard Philipe a prominent French actor who appeared in 34 films between 1944 and 1959.
Dec 8 Lucian Freud a German-born British painter. Known chiefly for his thickly impastoed portrait and figure paintings, he was widely considered the pre-eminent British artist of his time. His works are noted for their psychological penetration, and for their often discomforting examination of the relationship between artist and model
Dec 11 Dilip Kumar an Indian film actor also known as Tragedy King, and described as "the ultimate method actor" by Satyajit Ray. He debuted as an actor in the film Jwar Bhata in 1944 produced by Bombay Talkies. His career has spanned over six decades and with over 60 films. He starred in films of a variety of genres such as the romantic Andaz , the swashbuckling Aan , the dramatic Devdas , the comical Azaad , the historical Mughal-e-Azam and the social Ganga Jamuna
Dec 14 Nikolay Basov a Soviet physicist and educator. For his fundamental work in the field of quantum electronics that led to the development of laser and maser, Basov shared the 1964 Nobel Prize in Physics with Alexander Prokhorov and Charles Hard Townes
Dec 21 Paul Winchell an American ventriloquist, actor, and comedian whose career flourished in the 1950s and 1960s. From 1950-1954, he hosted The Paul Winchell Show, which also used two other titles during its prime time run on NBC, The Speidel Show, and What's My Name?. From 1965-1968, Winchell hosted the children's television series, Winchell-Mahoney Time
Dec 24 Ava Gardner an American actress. She was signed to a contract by MGM Studios in 1941 and appeared mainly in small roles until she drew attention with her performance in The Killers. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her work in Mogambo
Dec 28 Stan Lee an American comic book writer, editor, publisher, media producer, television host, actor, voice actor and former president and chairman of Marvel Comics.

Top 7 most famous people died in December 1922

Dec 13 John William Godward an English painter from the end of the Pre-Raphaelite/Neo-Classicist era. He was a protégé of Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema but his style of painting fell out of favour with the arrival of painters like Picasso. He committed suicide at the age of 61 and is said to have written in his suicide note that "the world was not big enough" for him and a Picasso
Dec 13 Hannes Hafstein an Icelandic politician and poet. In 1904 he became the first Icelander to be appointed to the Danish Cabinet as the Minister for Iceland in the Cabinet of Deuntzer and was – unlike the previous Minister for Iceland Peter Adler Alberti – responsible to the Icelandic Althing
Dec 16 Eliezer Ben-Yehuda a Litvak lexicographer and newspaper editor. He was the driving spirit behind the revival of the Hebrew language in the modern era
Dec 16 Gabriel Narutowicz a Polish professor of hydroelectric engineering at Switzerland's Zurich Polytechnic, Polish Minister of Public Works , Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs , and the assassinated first president of the Second Polish Republic.
Dec 19 Friedrich Delitzsch a German Assyriologist. He was the son of Lutheran theologian Franz Delitzsch
Dec 24 Emil Frey a Swiss politician, soldier in the American Civil War and member of the Swiss Federal Council.
Dec 27 Thomas William Rhys Davids a British scholar of the Pāli language and founder of the Pali Text Society.