Today in History for August 1924

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 17 of 17

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
16th - 38th U.S. Women's National Championship: Helen Wills Moody beats Molla Bjurstedt Mallory (6-1, 6-3)
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
25th - Wash Senator Walter Johnson 2nd no-hitter beats Browns, 2-0 in 7 inn
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.
MLB Pitcher Walter JohnsonMLB Pitcher Walter Johnson 29th - German Republic day accepts Dawes plan
31st - Paavo Nurmi runs world record 10,000m (30:06.2)

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 49 of 49

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)
Author James BaldwinAuthor James Baldwin (2nd) 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
Eagle Forum President Phyllis SchlaflyEagle Forum President Phyllis Schlafly (15th) 15th - Phyllis Schlafly, St Louis, right-winger/Eagle Forum president
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
21st - Jack Buck, Holyoke Massachusetts, American sports announcer (St. Louis Cardinals)
Sportscaster Jack BuckSportscaster Jack Buck (21st) 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

Weddings 1 - 1 of 1

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

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 8 of 8

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

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