What Happened in March 1924

Historical Events

  • Mar 1 Germany's prohibition of Communist Party KPD lifted
  • Mar 3 German & Turkish friendship/trade treaty signed
  • Mar 3 Sean O'Casey's "Juno & the Paycock" premieres in Dublin
  • Mar 4 "Happy Birthday To You" published by Claydon Sunny
  • Mar 5 Computing-Tabulating-Recording Corp becomes IBM
  • Mar 5 Frank Carauna, becomes 1st to bowl 2 successive perfect 300 games
  • Mar 5 King Hussein of Hedzjaz appoints himself kalief
  • Mar 6 British Labour government cuts military budget
  • Mar 8 Coal mine explosion kills 171 at Castle Gate, Utah
  • Mar 9 South Slavia aproves Italy's annexation of Fiume (Rijeka)
  • Mar 11 3rd term of Belgium Theunis government begins
  • Mar 11 Eden Phillpotts' "Farmer's Wife" premieres in London
  • Mar 11 NHL Championship: Montreal Canadiens sweeps Ottawa Senators in 2 games

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Mar 16 The free port of Fiume is formally annexed by Mussolini's fascist regime.

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • Mar 17 Eugene O'Neill's "Welded" premieres in NYC
  • Mar 17 Netherlands & USSR begin talks over USSR recognition
  • Mar 17 Sweden & USSR exchange diplomats
  • Mar 20 Finnair begins scheduled flight of Helsinki-Tallinn
  • Mar 20 Stanley Cup: Mont Canadiens (NHL) sweep Vanc Millionaires (PCHA) in 2
  • Mar 21 1st foreign language course broadcast on US radio (WJZ, NYC)
  • Mar 21 Mass Investors Trust becomes 1st mutual fund set up in US
  • Mar 24 Greece becomes a republic
  • Mar 25 Greek parliament selects admiral Paul Koundouriotis as premier
  • Mar 25 Stanley Cup: Mont Canadiens (NHL) sweep Calgary Tigers (WCHL) in 2
  • Mar 26 Premiere of Bernard Shaw's "Saint Joan" in London
  • Mar 27 Canada recognizes USSR
  • Mar 27 New French government of PoincarĂ© begins
  • Mar 28 WGN-AM in Chicago IL begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 28 83rd Grand National: Bob Trudgill aboard Master Robert wins
  • Mar 29 Bayern & Vatican reach accord
  • Mar 31 Croydon Airport, London: Imperial Airways established
  • Mar 31 London public transport strike ends

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 1 Donald "Deke" Kent Slayton, Sparta Wisc, Major USAF/astro (Apollo 18)
  • Mar 2 Albert TLCA Vogel, Dutch elocutionist
  • Mar 3 Ali Faik Zaghloul, Egyptian radio presenter (d. 1995)
  • Mar 3 Lilian Velez, Filipno actress (d. 1948)
  • Mar 6 Sarah Caldwell, Maryville Mo, conductor/opera director (Flagstaff)
  • Mar 6 William H Webster, US, judge/head FBI/CIA
  • Mar 7 Eduardo Paolozzi, British sculptor (Hydra)
  • Mar 7 Kobo Abe, playwright (Woman, the Dunes), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Mar 8 Sean McClory, actor (Jack-Californians, My Chauffeur), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Mar 8 Victor "Toby" Neuberg, teacher/writer
  • Mar 9 Konstantin Iliev, composer
  • Mar 15 Yuri Bondarev, Russian writer (Silence), born in Orsk
  • Mar 15 Lockrem Johnson, American composer, born in Davenport, Iowa (d. 1977)
  • Mar 15 Walter Gotell, German actor (d. 1997)
  • Mar 17 Stephen Dodgson, composer
  • Mar 18 Madhussudan Rege, cricketer (15 runs in only Test India v WI 1948-49)
  • Mar 19 Mary Wimbush, British actress (d. 2005)
  • Mar 20 Jozef Kroner, Slovak actor (d. 1998)
  • Mar 20 Hermann Guggiari, Paraguay, engineer and sculptor (Rejas, NNUU)(d.2012)
  • Mar 21 Karl Heinz Fussl, composer
  • Mar 22 Al Neuharth, newspaper founder (USA Today)
  • Mar 22 Bill Wendell, American TV announcer (Late Night With David Letterman), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 22 Paul Fussell, Pasadena, California, historian (The Great War and Modern Memory), (d. 2012)
  • Mar 23 Peter Godfrey, chartered accountant
  • Mar 23 Bette Nesmith Graham, American inventor (d. 1980)
  • Mar 24 Lois Andrews, actress (Ganster, Rustlers, Desert Hawk)
  • Mar 24 Lorraine Gourley, LA CA
  • Mar 24 Norman Fell, actor (Mr Roper-3's Company, The End, Graduate), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 25 Julia Perry, African-American composer (Cask of Amontillado), born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • Mar 25 Machiko Kyo, actor (Gate of Hell, Rashomon, Ugetsu), born in Osaka, Japan
  • Mar 27 Harold Nicholas, US actor (Tap, 5 Heartbeats, Stormy Weather)
  • Mar 27 Sarah Vaughan, jazz scat singer (Broken Hearted Melody), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1990)
  • Mar 28 Freddie Bartholomew, England, actor (Anna Karenina, David Copperfield)
  • Mar 28 Gerhart Fritsch, writer
  • Mar 28 Peter Baer, artost/printmaker
  • Mar 29 Jules de Corte, blind Dutch ballad singer
  • Mar 30 Milko Kelemen, composer
  • Mar 31 Harry Cubitt, 4th Lord Ashcombe ("Mad Harry"), English landowner
  • Mar 31 Leo Buscaglia, "Dr Hug", psycholigist (Love), born in Los Angeles, California

Famous Weddings

  • Mar 19 American poet e.e. (Edward Estlin) Cummings marries first wife Elaine Orr. The marriage lasts less than 9 months.

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 1 Louise MA, princess of Belgium, dies at 66
  • Mar 6 Meyer E van Beem, actor (Moittige Janus), dies at 85
  • Mar 7 Pat Moran, manager (Cincinnati Reds), dies of Bright's Disease
  • Mar 12 Hilaire Comte de Chardonnet, inventor (rayon), dies
  • Mar 18 John Frederick Bridge, composer, dies at 79
  • Mar 19 Charles Villiers Stanford, Irish composer/author, dies at 71
  • Mar 22 R G Nivelle, French general (Verdun), dies at 67
  • Mar 25 John Reedman, cricketer (Test for Aust 1894, 17 & 4, 1 for 24), dies
  • Mar 26 Augusto de Oliviera Machado, composer, dies at 78
  • Mar 27 Walter Parratt, composer, dies at 83
  • Mar 29 Charles Villiers Stanford, Irish composer/writer, dies at 71