What Happened on August 24, 1923

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

Sports record brokenWorld Record

Paavo Nurmi runs world record 3 mile (14:11.2)

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi

Famous Birthdays

  • Arthur Jensen, American psychologist, (d. 2012)
  • Helena Carter, [Helen Rickerts], US model/actress (River Lady)

Famous Deaths

  • Kate Douglas Wiggin, author (US kindergarten movement), dies at 66