1922 in the United States
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Events from the year 1922 in the United States.
- President: Warren G. Harding (R-Ohio)
- Vice President: Calvin Coolidge (R-Massachusetts)
- Chief Justice: William Howard Taft (Ohio)
- Speaker of the House of Representatives: Frederick H. Gillett (R-Massachusetts)
- Senate Majority Leader: Henry Cabot Lodge (R-Massachusetts)
- Congress: 67th
- January 17 – American actress and TV extraordinaire Betty White is born.
- January 28 – Snowfall from the Knickerbocker storm, the biggest-ever recorded snowstorm in Washington, D.C., causes the roof of the Knickerbocker Theatre to collapse, killing 98.
- February 3 – American actor William Desmond Taylor is murdered.
- February 7 – Five Power Naval Disarmament Treaty signed between United States, Britain, Japan, France, and Italy
- February 10 – President of the United States Warren G. Harding introduces the first radio in the White House.
- February 24 – Leser v. Garnett: 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 20 – The USS Langley is commissioned as the first United States Navy aircraft carrier.
- April 7 – Teapot Dome scandal: The United States Secretary of the Interior leases Teapot Dome oil reserves in Wyoming.
- April 13 – The State of Massachusetts opens all public offices to women.
- April 22 – The Lambda Chapter of the Joe Whelan Sorority, Incorporated (the first chapter of a black sorority in New York State) is chartered.
- May 5 – In the Bronx, construction begins on Yankee Stadium.
- May 11 – Radio station KGU begins broadcasting in Hawaii.
- May 12 – A 20-ton meteorite lands near Blackstone, Virginia.
- May 30 – In Washington, D.C., the Lincoln Memorial is dedicated.
- June 11 – Première of Robert J. Flaherty's Nanook of the North, the first commercially successful feature-length documentary film.
- June 14 – U.S. President Warren G. Harding makes his first speech on the radio.
- October 3 – Rebecca Felton of Georgia becomes the first female United States Senator, when the governor of Georgia gives her a temporary appointment, pending the election of a replacement for Senator Thomas Watson, who had died suddenly. She will not take office till November 21, and will thus serve for only one day.
- November 12 – Sigma Gamma Rho (ΣΓΡ) Sorority, Incorporated is founded by 7 educators in Indianapolis, Indiana. The group becomes an incorporated national collegiate sorority on December 30, 1929, when a charter is granted to the Alpha Chapter at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana.
- The Molly Pitcher Club is formed to promote the repeal of Prohibition in the United States.
- The California grizzly bear becomes extinct.
- Lochner era (c. 1897–c. 1937)
- U.S. occupation of Haiti (1915–1934)
- Prohibition (1919–1933)
- Roaring Twenties (1920–1929)
- January 1 – Ernest Hollings, U.S. Senator from South Carolina from 1966 to 2005
- January 17 – Betty White, actress, comedian and writer
- January 22 – Howard Moss, poet, playwright and critic (d. 1987)
- January 24 – Bob Hoover, World War II air ace and test pilot (d. 2016)
- February 6 – Leon Bibb, American-Canadian singer (d. 2015)
- February 6 – Jocelyn Burdick, U.S. Senator from North Dakota in 1992.
- February 10 – Harold Hughes, U.S. Senator from Iowa from 1969 to 1975 (d. 1996)
- February 12 – Elisabeth Carron, operatic soprano (d. 2016)
- February 17 – Tommy Edwards, singer-songwriter (d. 1969)
- February 18
- March 12 – Jack Kerouac, novelist and poet (d. 1969)
- April 16 – Pat Peppler, American football player and coach (d. 2015)
- April 19 – Billy Joe Patton, amateur golfer (d. 2011)
- May 11
- June 10 – Judy Garland, singer and movie actress (d. 1969)
- July 19 – Al Haig, jazz pianist, best known as a pioneer of bebop (d. 1982)
- August 2 – Paul Laxalt, U.S. Senator from Nevada from 1974 to 1987
- December 24 – Ava Gardner, actress (d. 1990)
- October 30 – Marie Van Brittan Brown, inventor (d. 1999)
- December 28 – Stan Lee, comic-book writer, editor, publisher, media producer, television host, actor and former president and chairman of Marvel Comics
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- June 22 – Newton C. Blanchard, United States Senator from Louisiana from 1904 to 1908 (b. 1849)
- August 1 – Francis S. White, United States Senator from Alabama from 1914 to 1915 (b. 1847)
- August 23 – Albert J. Hopkins, United States Senator from Illinois from 1903 to 1909 (b. 1846)
- November 6 – Morgan Bulkeley, United States Senator from Connecticut from 1905 to 1911 (b. 1837)
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