What Happened in September 1924

Historical Events

  • Sep 1 Kenchoji Rinzai temple in Kamakur Japan, heavily damaged by earthquake
  • Sep 2 Rudolf Friml's "Rose Marie" opens to rave reviews in NYC
  • Sep 2 44th U.S. Men's National Championship: Bill Tilden beats Bill Johnston (6-1, 9-7, 6-2)
  • Sep 3 Civil war breaks out in China (Gen Tsi moves to Shanghai)
  • Sep 3 L Stallings & M Anderson's "What Price Glory?" premieres in NYC

MurderAssassination Attempt

Sep 6 Assassination attempt on Benito Mussolini fails

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • Sep 6 Charles Paddock captures 100 & 200 yd AAU national senior outdoor track & field championships
  • Sep 8 Alexandra Kollontai of Russia becomes 1st woman ambassador
  • Sep 9 Hanapepe Massacre occurs on Kauai, Hawaii.
  • Sep 10 Giants rip Braves 22-1, Frisch goes 6-for-6 before grounding out
  • Sep 10 Leopold & Loeb found guilty of murder
  • Sep 13 19th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Philadelphia (5-0)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 14 Walter Johnson selected as the American League MVP

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • Sep 16 Cardinal Jim Bottomley bats in 12 RBIs in 1 game
  • Sep 17 Italy signs treaty of Rapallo
  • Sep 18 Government routes 7 Provinces to Peking
  • Sep 20 Carl Mays is 1st pitcher to win 20 games seasons for 3 different teams
  • Sep 20 Cub's Grover Cleveland Alexander beats NY Giants to win 300th game
  • Sep 24 Boston, Massachusetts, opens its airport
  • Sep 25 Malcolm Campbell sets world auto speed record at 146.16 MPH
  • Sep 27 Giants clinch their 4th straight pennant, beating Phils 5-1
  • Sep 28 2 US Army planes end around-world flight, Seattle to Seattle, 57 stops
  • Sep 28 French government names Gen Serrail governor-general of Syria
  • Sep 28 Gen Plutarco Calles elected president of Mexico
  • Sep 29 Santo Domingo joins League of Nations
  • Sep 29 Senators clinch pennant, finishing 2 games in front of Yankees
  • Sep 30 Allies stop checking on German navy

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 2 Daniel arap Moi, President of Kenya
  • Sep 4 Joan Aiken, Romania, writer of children's songs
  • Sep 5 Krystyna Moszumanska-Nazar, composer
  • Sep 6 John Melcher, (Sen-D-MO)
  • Sep 7 Charles Braswell, McKinney TX, entertainer
  • Sep 7 Daniel K. Inouye, politician (US Senator, 1963-2012), born in Honolulu, Hawaii (d. 2012)
  • Sep 7 Hugh Aitken, American composer, born in New York City (d. 2012)
  • Sep 7 Leonard Rosenman, American TV composer (Marcus Welby MD), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Sep 7 Bridie Gallagher, Donegal, Ireland, singer (A Mother's Love's A Blessing, The Boys from County Armagh), (d. 2012)
  • Sep 8 Wendell H Ford, (Sen-D-Kentucky, 1974- )
  • Sep 8 Mimi Parent, Canadian painter (d. 2005)
  • Sep 8 Marie-Claire Kirkland, Quebec politician
  • Sep 9 Jane Greer, actress (Prisoner of Zenda, Clown), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Sep 9 Nino Bibbia, Italy, bobsled (Olympic-gold-1948)
  • Sep 9 Rik Van Steenbergen, Belgian cyclist (d. 2003)
  • Sep 10 Boyd K. Packer, LDS church apostle, born in Brigham City, Utah (d. 2015)
  • Sep 10 Ted Kluszewski, American baseball player (d. 1988)
  • Sep 11 Daniel Kahikina Akaka, (Rep-D-HI, 1977- /Sen-D Hawaii)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 11 Tom Landry, American NFL player (NY Giants) and coach (Dallas Cowboys), born in Mission, Texas (d. 2000)

NFL Head Coach Tom Landry
NFL Head Coach
Tom Landry
  • Sep 11 Rudolf Vrba, Jewish Canadian professor, Holocaust survivor (d. 2006)
  • Sep 12 Howard Curtis Nielson, (Rep-R-UT, 1983- )
  • Sep 12 Jean Le Poulain, Marseille, France, actor (Divine)
  • Sep 13 Maurice Jarre, Lyons France, composer (Doctor Zhivago-Acad Award 1966)
  • Sep 13 Norman Alden, actor (Pilaski-Hennesey, Al-Fay), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2012)
  • Sep 13 Scott Brady, American actor (China Syndrome, Gremlins, Johnny Guitar), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Sep 13 Harold Blair, Australian tenor, Aboriginal activist (d. 1976)
  • Sep 14 Jerry Coleman, 2nd baseman/sportscaster (NY Yankees, SD Padres), (d. 2014)
  • Sep 14 John Michael Grimes, set Designer
  • Sep 14 Abioseh Nicol, Sierra Leonean diplomat and author (d. 1994)
  • Sep 15 Bobby Short, Danville Ill, singer/pianist (Carlisle Hotel)
  • Sep 15 Lucebert, Dutch poet/painter/cartoonist (Boozz, PC Hooft prize 1967)
  • Sep 16 Lauren Bacall, American actress (Dark Passage, Key Largo), born in Staten Island, NY
  • Sep 16 Paddy Stone, Winnipeg Manitoba, choreographer (Piccadilly Palace)
  • Sep 18 Zelda Fichandler, theater director/producer (Raisin, K2), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Sep 19 Ernest Tomlinson, English composer (Light music), born in Rawtenstall, Lancashire (d.2015)
  • Sep 20 Gogi Grant, [Myrtle Audrey Arinsberg], singer (The Wayward Wind), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • Sep 20 James Galanos, fashion designer (Coty Hall of Fame 1959), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • Sep 20 John Vassall, spy/civil servant
  • Sep 21 Gail Russell, actress (Uninvited, Moonrise, Unseen), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 22 Abdulrahman Mohamed Babu, politician
  • Sep 22 Norvel la Follette Ray Lee, lt-HW boxer (Olympic-gold-1952)
  • Sep 22 Sieto Hoving, actor (Holiday in Havana, Palm Beach Story)
  • Sep 22 Charles Keeping, British illustrator (d. 1988)
  • Sep 22 Rosamunde Pilcher, English novelist
  • Sep 24 Jean-Pierre Warner, British high court judge
  • Sep 24 Sheila MacRae, actress (Jackie Gleason Show), born in London, England (d. 2014)
  • Sep 24 Simpson Guillen, cricketer (wicket-keeper for West Indies & NZ)
  • Sep 24 Walter Fufido, Iwo Jima casualty (WW II), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Sep 24 Nina Bocharova, Soviet gymnast
  • Sep 24 Theresa Merritt, American actress (d. 1998)
  • Sep 25 Norman Ayrton, opera director (Royal Shakespearean Acad - UK)
  • Sep 27 Bud Powell, US jazz pianist/composer
  • Sep 27 Bernard Waber, American author, (d. 2013)
  • Sep 27 Fred Singer, American scientist
  • Sep 27 Josef Skvorecky, Czechoslovakia, writer and publisher (End of the Nylon Age, The Cowards) (d. 2012)
  • Sep 28 Antonio Jacinto, Portuguese West Africa, Angolan poet
  • Sep 28 Marcello Mastroianni, Italian actor (d. 1996)
  • Sep 29 David Atkinson, British air marshal
  • Sep 30 Charles Quinlivan, actor (7 Guns to Mesa), born in Jersey City, New Jersey

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 30 Truman Capote, American author (In Cold Blood), born in New Orleans, Louisiana


Famous Deaths

  • Sep 10 Walter Lees, cricketer (26 wkts on 5 Tests Eng v SA 1905-06), dies
  • Sep 11 Mieczyslaw Surzynski, composer, dies at 57
  • Sep 13 Pekka Hannikainen, composer, dies at 69
  • Sep 15 Anthony Johnson Showalter, American gospel composer, dies at 66
  • Sep 18 Francis Herbert Bradley, British philosopher (neo-idealism), dies
  • Sep 19 Alick Bannerman, cricketer (28 Tests for Australia, 1108 runs), dies