What Happened in January 1924

Historical Events

  • Jan 1 Grossdeutsche Volksgemeinschaft/Volkische Block replaces NSDAP
  • Jan 1 10th Rose Bowl: Washington ties Navy, 14-14
  • Jan 6 Poulenc/Nijinska's ballet "Les Biches" premieres in Monte Carlo
  • Jan 11 A republic is proclaimed in Greece; King George II is deposed and Eleutherios Venizelo is named Prime Minister of the Greek National Assembly
  • Jan 12 History of Science Society organized at Boston
  • Jan 13 Nationalist Wafd-party wins Egyptian parliament elections
  • Jan 14 Allies direct Fiume (Rijeka) in Italy
  • Jan 15 3rd Dutch government Ruijs de Beerenbrouck forms

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Jan 16 British Government of Stanley Baldwin resigns

British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin
British Prime Minister
Stanley Baldwin
  • Jan 22 Dutch Blast Furnace & Steel Factory opens
  • Jan 22 KGO-AM in San Francisco CA begins radio transmissions
  • Jan 23 Ramsey MacDonald forms 1st Labour government in Britain

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Jan 23 After Stanley Baldwin's resignation, Ramsay MacDonald forms the first Labour Government, climaxing 24 years of struggle by the Labour Party

British Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald
British Prime Minister
Ramsay MacDonald
British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin
British Prime Minister
Stanley Baldwin

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Jan 24 Benito Mussolini disallows non-fascists work union

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • Jan 24 Russian city of St Petersburg renamed Leningrad; it was changed back in 1991
  • Jan 25 1st Winter Olympic games open in Chamonix, France
  • Jan 26 Charles Jewtraw, US 500m skater, takes 1st Winter Olympics gold medal
  • Jan 26 17th Women's Australasian Championships: Sylvia Lance Harper beats Esna Boyd Robertson (6-3, 3-6, 8-6)
  • Jan 26 17th Men's Australasian Championships: James Anderson beats Richard Schlesinger (6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 5-7, 6-3)
  • Jan 27 Egyptian king Foead nominates Saad Zaghloel Pasja premier

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Jan 27 Lenin placed in Mausoleum in Red Square, Moscow

Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader Vladimir Lenin
Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader
Vladimir Lenin
  • Jan 27 The Natal Indian Congress and the Natal Indian Association jointly organise a mass meeting in Durban, South Africa in opposition to the Class Areas Bill
  • Jan 29 Ice cream cone rolling machine patented by Carl Taylor, Cleveland
  • Jan 30 Ponsford scores second 110 of the game in Vic win over NSW

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 1 Roberts Blossom, American actor and poet
  • Jan 3 Andre Franquin, cartoonist
  • Jan 3 Henry M Fazzie, South African Union/UDF-leader
  • Jan 3 Roy Harding, British teacher
  • Jan 3 Nell Rankin, American singer (d. 2005)
  • Jan 3 Doug Ellis, British entrepreneur
  • Jan 4 Sebastian Kappen, Indian theologian (d. 1993)
  • Jan 5 Dr Gilbert Bogle, Australian scientist who died in the Bogle-Chandler case (1963)
  • Jan 6 Earl Scruggs, NC, bluegrass musician (& Flat-Ballad of Jed Clampett), (d. 2012)
  • Jan 7 Roloff Beny, Alberta, painter/photographer (A Time of Gods)
  • Jan 7 Pablo Birger, Argentine racing driver (d. 1966)
  • Jan 8 Antai Ribari, composer
  • Jan 8 Benjamin Lees, [Lysniansky], Harbin Manchuria, composer
  • Jan 8 Robert Starer, composer, born in Vienna, Austria
  • Jan 8 Ron Moody, actor (12 Chairs, Oliver!), born in London, England (d. 2015)
  • Jan 9 Sergei Parajanov, Armenian film director (d. 1990)
  • Jan 10 Ludmilla Chiraeff, ballet dancer
  • Jan 10 Maxwell Roach, Jazz drummer, born in Newland, North Carolina
  • Jan 11 Don Cherry, Wichita Texas, singer (Dean Martin Summer Show)
  • Jan 11 Slim Harpo [James Moore], Lobdell, Louisiana, American blues musician
  • Jan 11 Sam B. Hall, American politician (d. 1994)
  • Jan 12 Jan Willem Radecker, sculptor/son of John Raedecker
  • Jan 13 Philip Rawson, artist/teacher
  • Jan 13 Paul Feyerabend, Austrian-born philosopher (d. 1994)
  • Jan 14 Guy Williams, American actor (Zorro, Lost in Space), born in NYC, New York (d. 1989)
  • Jan 16 Katy Jurado, Mexico, actress (High Noon, Trapeze, Barabbas, AKA Pablo)
  • Jan 17 Jewel Plummer Cobb, educator/pres (California State U at Fullerton)
  • Jan 18 Donald Baverstock, TV producer
  • Jan 19 7th earl of Carnarvon, English large landowner
  • Jan 19 Jean Francois Revel, French journalist/author (Ni Marx ni Jesus)
  • Jan 19 Nicholas Colasanto, actor (Coach Ernie-Cheers), born in Providence, Rhode Island
  • Jan 20 Yvonne Loriod, Houilles France, pianist
  • Jan 21 Benny Hill, Southampton England, comedian (Benny Hill Show)
  • Jan 22 J J Johnson, American composer and jazz trombonist (d. 2001)
  • Jan 23 Frank R Lautenberg, (Sen-D-NJ, 1982-2001, 2003-2013), (d. 2013)
  • Jan 24 8th earl Spencer, English large landowner/father of Diane
  • Jan 24 David Craighead, composer
  • Jan 24 Klaus George Roy, composer
  • Jan 24 Marvin Kaplan, actor (Top Cat, Henry-Alice), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • Jan 24 Robert Kastenmeier, Politician (Rep-D-WI, 1959-91), born in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
  • Jan 25 Lou "The Toe" Groza, AAFC, NFL tackle, kicker (Cleveland Browns)
  • Jan 26 Warren Frank Benson, composer
  • Jan 26 Annette Strauss, American philanthropist and politician (d. 1998)
  • Jan 26 Alice Babs, Swedish singer
  • Jan 27 Alexander Georgiyevich Chugayev, composer
  • Jan 27 Kenneth Corfield, CEO (STC)
  • Jan 27 Rauf Denktasj, Turkish-Cypriot politician
  • Jan 27 Brian Rix [Lord Rix], English actor, born in Cottingham, Yorkshire (d. 2016)
  • Jan 27 Sabu, [Dastagir], India, actor (Elephant Boy, Drum)
  • Jan 27 William van Straubenzee, British MP
  • Jan 29 Brian Trubshaw, British test pilot, first to fly Concorde, born in Liverpool (d. 2001)
  • Jan 29 John Gregson, British Labour politician and Lord
  • Jan 29 Luigi Nono, composer (Canonic Variations), born in Venice, Italy
  • Jan 29 Marcelle Ferron, Quebec painter and stained glass artist (d. 2001)
  • Jan 29 Peter Voulkos, American artist (d. 2002)
  • Jan 30 Margaret Beda Nicholson, author (No Medals for the Major)
  • Jan 30 Lloyd Alexander, American writer (d. 2007)
  • Jan 30 Margaret Yorke [Margaret Beda Nicholson], Compton, Surrey, author (Patrick Grant novels), (d. 2012)
  • Jan 31 Robert Gatehouse, former High Court judge
  • Jan 31 Tengiz Abuladze, filmmaker

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 11 Novelist Hermann Hesse (36) weds singer Ruth Wenger

Nobel Laureate Novelist Hermann Hesse
Nobel Laureate Novelist
Hermann Hesse

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 2 Sabine Baring-Gould, English composer and novelist (b. 1834)
  • Jan 4 Alfred Grünfeld, Austrian pianist, composer (b. 1852)
  • Jan 13 Georg H Quincke, German physicist (Test of Quincke), dies at 89
  • Jan 14 Arne Garborg, Norwegian playwright (Mannfolk), dies at 72
  • Jan 15 Geza Zichy, Hungarian composer and one-armed pianist, dies at 74
  • Jan 16 Winifred Cochrane, Countess of Dundonald, philanthropist (b. 1859)

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Jan 21 Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov Lenin, Russian Revolutionary leader and Premier, dies of a stroke at 53

Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader Vladimir Lenin
Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader
Vladimir Lenin
  • Jan 24 Thephilo Braga, Portuguese poet/politician, dies at 80
  • Jan 24 Marie-Adélaïde, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg (b. 1894)
  • Jan 28 Simon Abramsz, Dutch writer (Artist book), dies at 56
  • Jan 29 Joseph Ludwig, composer, dies at 79