What Happened in August 1924

Historical Events

  • 2nd Joe Hauser sets record of 14 total bases in a game
  • 3rd Cyclist Piet Moeskops regains world sprint championist
  • 5th Comic strip "Little Orphan Annie" by Harold Gray debuts
  • 8th British-Russian trade agreement signed
  • 11th 1st newsreel pictures of US presidential candidates were taken
  • 16th Conference about German recovery payments opens in London
  • 16th Dutch-Turkish peace treaty signed

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16th 38th U.S. Women's National Championship: Helen Wills Moody beats Molla Bjurstedt Mallory (6-1, 6-3)

Tennis Player Helen Wills Moody
Tennis Player
Helen Wills Moody
  • 17th French-German trade agreement signed
  • 18th France begins withdrawing troops from the Ruhr
  • 23rd Mars' closest approach to Earth since 10th century
  • 25th International maritime treaty drawn

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25th Wash Senator Walter Johnson 2nd no-hitter beats Browns, 2-0 in 7 inn

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • 26th (August 13 Old Style) The Catastrophe of Smyrna, known as the Asia Minor Catastrophe to Greeks, occurs. The Ottoman army expels Greeks and other non-Turks from Asia Minor.
  • 28th Georgian opposition stages the August Uprising against the Soviet Union.
  • 29th German Republic day accepts Dawes plan

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31st Paavo Nurmi runs world record 10,000m (30:06.2)

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

Famous Birthdays

  • 1st Frank Worrell, cricketer (one of the three W's, inspiring WI captain)
  • 1st Jeffrey Segal, actor/playwright (Vanity Fair, Rest in Pieces)
  • 1st Marcia Mae Jones, American actress (d. 2007)
  • 1st Georges Charpak, Paris, Polish-French Physicist who invented and developed subatomic particle detectors (Nobel Prize for Physics in 1992)
  • 2nd Carroll O'Connor, actor (All in the Family, In the Heat of the Night), born in NYC, New York (d. 2001)

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2nd James Baldwin, New York, author (Go Tell it on Mountain, Another Country), (d. 1987)

  • 2nd Joe Harnell, American musician, composer and arranger (d. 2005)
  • 3rd Leon Uris, novelist (Exodus, QB VII, Battle Cry), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 3rd Max van der Stoel, Dutch Foreign minister (PvdA)
  • 8th Thomas Beversdorf, composer
  • 10th Martha Hyer, American actress (Day of the Wolves, Night of the Grizzly), born in Fort Worth, TX, (d. 2014)
  • 11th Arlene Dahl, Minneapolis Minnesota, actress/TV panelist (Ambush)
  • 12th Derek Shackleton, England cricket pace bowler (50's)
  • 12th Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, leader of Pakistan (d. 1988)
  • 13th John Milne, CEO (Blue Circles Industries)
  • 14th Georges Prêtre, French conductor

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15th Phyllis Schlafly, St Louis, right-winger/Eagle Forum president

Eagle Forum President Phyllis Schlafly
Eagle Forum President
Phyllis Schlafly
  • 15th Robert Oxton Bolt, playwright (A Man for All Seasons, Doctor Zhivago)
  • 17th Evan S Connell, US writer
  • 17th Helen Wallis, cartographer/librarian
  • 17th John A Emmens, art historian/poet (Kunst & Vliegwerk)
  • 17th Laurence Richard Deniz, jazz guitarist
  • 17th Evan Connell, Kansas City, Missouri, author (The Patriot), (d. 2013)
  • 18th Mohammad Zia Ul-Haq, pres of Pakistan (1977-88)[or Aug 12]
  • 19th William Marshall, actor (Blacula, Something of Value), born in Gary, Indiana
  • 20th Jim Reeves, US country singer/actor (Gun Fury, Kimberley Jim)
  • 21st Gerald D Lascelles, son of English princess Mary

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21st Jack Buck, Holyoke Massachusetts, American sports announcer (St. Louis Cardinals)

Sportscaster Jack Buck
Jack Buck
  • 21st Jack Weston, American actor (d. 1996)
  • 22nd Andrzej Markowski, composer
  • 22nd James Kirkwood, LA CA, actor/writer (Hired Wife)
  • 22nd Peter Allsop, publisher
  • 23rd Denis Sargan, econometrician
  • 23rd Edvard Fliflet Braein, composer
  • 23rd Ephraim Kishon, writer
  • 23rd Siti Hartinah Suharto, wife of President Suharto of Indonesia
  • 24th Louis Teicher, pianist (Ferante & Teicher-Exodus)
  • 26th Alex Kellner, baseball player (d. 1996)
  • 27th David Rowbotham, Australian poet
  • 28th Janet Frame, NZ, novelist (Intensive Care, Owls Do Cry)
  • 28th Peggy Ryan, actress (Jenny-Hawaii Five-0), born in Long Beach, California
  • 28th Tony MacGibbon, NZ cricket fast bowler (took 70 wickets in 1950's)
  • 28th Vilayat Khan, composer
  • 29th Dinah Washington, singer (What a Difference a Day Makes), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 29th James W Wood, USAF/astronaut (Dynasoar)
  • 29th Consuelo Velázquez, Mexican songwriter (d. 2005)
  • 30th Kenny Dorham [McKinley], Fairfield, Texas, jazz trumpeter, (d. 1972)
  • 31st Buddy [Leonard] Hackett, Bkln, comedian (God's Little Acre, Music Man)
  • 31st Klaus Hashagen, composer

Famous Weddings

  • 28th British children's writer Enid Blyton (27) marries editor Major Hugh Alexander Pollock, DSO (36)

Famous Deaths

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3rd Joseph Conrad, Polish/British writer (Heart of Darkness), dies at 66

Novelist Joseph Conrad
Joseph Conrad
  • 6th John Henry Roberts, composer, dies at 76
  • 7th Camille Zeckwer, composer, dies at 49
  • 9th Jacob P Vis, Dutch founder (NV Royal Salt Industries), dies at 66
  • 13th Julian Aguirre, composer, dies at 56
  • 17th Pavel S "Paul" Urysohn, Russian mathematician, drowns at 26
  • 17th Tom Kendall, cricketer (14 wickets in Australia's 1st two Tests), dies
  • 25th Mariano Álvarez, Filipino general (b. 1818)