What Happened in June 1924

Historical Events

  • 2nd Snyder Act: US citizenship granted to all American Indians
  • 3rd Gila Wilderness Area established by US Forest Service
  • 6th 28th US Golf Open: Cyril Walker shoots a 297 at Oakland Hills CC Mich
  • 7th 56th Belmont: Earl Sande aboard Mad Play wins in 2:18.8

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7th George Leigh-Mallory disappears 775' from Everest's summit

Mountain Climber George Mallory
Mountain Climber
George Mallory
  • 9th "Jelly-Roll Blues" is recorded by blues great Jelly Roll Morton
  • 10th 1st political convention broadcast on radio-Republicans at Cleveland
  • 11th Bene Brak Palestine founded
  • 11th Koos Vorrink elected President of AJC
  • 13th Bene Berak Palestine founded
  • 13th Gaston Doumergue elected as 1st protestant French premier
  • 13th Yanks win by forfeit over Tigers, their 3rd forfeit win
  • 14th Test Cricket debuts of Herbert Sutcliffe & Maurice Tate v South Africa
  • 14th WOKO-AM radio begins transmitting from Albany NY
  • 15th 1st transmission of radio Bloemendaal

CommunicationModel T

15th Ford Motor Company manufactures its 10 millionth Model T automobile

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15th J. Edgar Hoover assumed leadership of the FBI

First Director of the FBI J. Edgar Hoover
First Director of the FBI
J. Edgar Hoover
  • 15th Native Americans are proclaimed US citizens
  • 16th South Africa all out 30 v England in 48 minutes, Gilligan 6-7
  • 18th Pope Pius XI's encyclical Maximam gravissimamque

Sports record brokenWorld Record

19th Paavo Nurmi runs world record 1500m (3:52.6)

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi
  • 21st NCRV, Dutch Christian Radio Society, forms
  • 23rd 8 month Twenste textile strike ends

Sport awardGolf Major

24th 59th British Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 301 at Hoylake Hoylake

Golfer Walter Hagen
Walter Hagen
  • 26th After 8 years of occupation, US troops leave Dominican Republic
  • 26th Ziegfeld Follies opens on Broadway
  • 28th Test cricket umpire debut for Frank Chester, v South Africa at Lord's
  • 28th Tornado strikes Sandusky Ohio & Lorain Ohio, killing 93
  • 30th England score 2-503 in day's play v South Africa at Lord's

Famous Birthdays

  • 1st Paula Hinton, English ballet dancer, born in Ilford, Essex (d. 1996)
  • 1st William Sloane Coffin, American clergyman (d. 2006)
  • 2nd June Callwood, Canadian jounalist and activist (d. 2007)
  • 3rd David Richard Holloway, literary Editor
  • 3rd Michael Gow, commandant (Royal College of Defense Studies)
  • 3rd Ted Mallie, American radio and television announcer (d. 1999)
  • 3rd Jimmy Rogers, Ruleville, Mississippi, Blues musician (Muddy Waters' Band), (d. 1997)
  • 4th Dennis Weaver, Joplin Mo, actor (Chester-Gunsmoke, Duel, Battered)
  • 5th Kenneth Burslam Gardner, librarian/orientalist
  • 6th Serge Nigg, French composer, born in Paris (d. 2008)
  • 7th Dolores Gray, singer/actress (Designing Woman, Kismet), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 8th George Kirby, comedian (ABC Comedy Hour, Pearl Bailey Show), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 8th Glidewell, Lord Justice
  • 8th Ian Colquhoun, cricket wicket keeper (NZ vs England 1954-55)
  • 8th Sheldon Allman, actor (Norm-Harris Against the World), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 8th William Barlow, CEO (BICC)
  • 8th Lyn Nofziger, American political operative (d. 2006)
  • 9th Christine Goitschel, France, slalom (Olympic-gold-1964)
  • 9th Peter Heatly, CEO (Commonwealth Games Federation)
  • 9th Tony Britton, actor (Day of Jackal, Girl in my Soup), born in Birmingham, England
  • 11th Ed Farhat, American professional wrestler (d. 2003)

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12th George H. W. Bush, 41st US President (R, 1989-93) and 43rd US Vice President (R, 1981-89), born in Milton, Massachusetts

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • 13th Percy Rodrigues, actor (Brainwaves), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 14th Vladimir Solouchin, Russian writer, born in Alepino (d. 1997)
  • 15th Mohammed Ghazali, cricketer (Pak off-spinner wicketless in 2 Tests 54)
  • 15th Ezer Weizman, 7th President of Israel (d. 2005)
  • 16th Sayed Idries Shah, thinker
  • 17th Gotthold Gloger, writer
  • 17th Henk J Hoekstra, president (Dutch Communist Party)

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18th George Mikan, American NBA center (6-time all-pro), born in Joliet, Illinois (d. 2005)

NBA Center George Mikan
NBA Center
George Mikan
  • 18th Liesbeth den Uyl-van Vessem, feminist/wife of Joop den Uyl
  • 19th David Scott, British priest, Chaplain to the Queen (d. 1996)
  • 19th Leo Nomellini, NFL defensive tackle (SF 49ers)
  • 19th Wassil Bykau, Belarusian writer, born in Bytschki, Vitebsk Region (d. 2003)
  • 20th Chet Atkins, Luttrell Tenn, guitarist (Me & My Guitar)
  • 20th Rainer Barzel, German leader (CDU-CSU)/minister
  • 21st Wally Fawkes, cartoonist/jazz clarinetist
  • 21st Jean Laplanche, French psychoanalytic thinker
  • 24th Ranasinghe Premadasa, president of Sri Lanka (1989-93)
  • 24th Kurt Furgler, member of the Swiss Federal Council (d. 2008)
  • 24th Brian Bevan, Australian rugby league footballer (d. 1991)
  • 25th Sidney Lumet, director (Group, Pawnbroker, Fail Safe), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 26th Peter Miles, British keeper of privy purse
  • 26th Syd Lawrence, bandleader (Syd Lawrence Orch)
  • 26th Costas Axelos, Greek philosopher
  • 27th Paul F Conrad, US cartoonist (Pulitzer 1964, 71, 84), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • 27th Bob Appleyard, cricketer (superb England off-spinner, brief career)
  • 27th Efua Theodore Sutherland, writer
  • 28th Henk van Stipriaan, Dutch radio host
  • 29th Ezra Laderman, composer (Jacob & the Indians), born in NYC, New York
  • 29th Flo Sandon's, Italian singer (d. 2006)

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

4th Physician Frederick Banting (32) weds Marion Robertson

HeartWedding of Interest

17th Golfer Bobby Jones (22) weds high school sweetheart Mary Rice Malone (22) in Atlanta, Georgia

Golfer Bobby Jones
Bobby Jones

HeartWedding of Interest

21st Inventor Robert H. Goddard (41) weds secretary Esther Christine Kisk (23) at St. John's Episcopal Church in Worcester

Rocket Pioneer Robert H. Goddard
Rocket Pioneer
Robert H. Goddard

HeartWedding of Interest

24th American writer Henry Miller (31) marries 2nd wife June Smerth (21) in Hoboken, New Jersey.

Author Henry Miller
Henry Miller

Famous Deaths

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3rd Franz Kafka, Czech writer (Trial, Amerika, Metamorphosis), dies at 40

Writer Franz Kafka
Franz Kafka
  • 8th Andrew Irvine, English mountain climber (climbing accident) (b. 1902)

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8th George Leigh Mallory, English mountain climber (climbing accident) (b. 1886)

Mountain Climber George Mallory
Mountain Climber
George Mallory
  • 10th Giacomo Matteotti, Italian socialist deputy, assassinated by fascists
  • 11th Alexander F de Savornin Lohmann Jr, Dutch minister (CHU), dies at 87
  • 11th Theodore Dubois, composer, dies at 86
  • 23rd Cecil [James] Sharp, English folk musician, dies at 64
  • 30th Jacob Israel de Haan, Dutch poet/writer (Pypelyntjes), dies at 42