What Happened in 1924 (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 317

  • Apr 16 1st radio-transmission of wireless: Mattheus Passion
  • Apr 16 Child labor laws strengthened in Holland
  • Apr 17 Metro Pictures, Goldwyn Pictures & Louis B Mayer Co merged to form Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM)
  • Apr 18 1st crossword puzzle book published (Simon & Schuster)
  • Apr 19 "National Barn Dance" premieres on WLS Chicago
  • Apr 19 28th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar of Mass in 2:29:40.2
  • Apr 22 Hague Chambers of Commerce forms
  • Apr 23 British Empire Exhibition opens at Wembley
  • Apr 27 Antwerp soccer tie Belgium-Netherlands 1-1
  • Apr 28 119 die in Benwood West Virginia coal mine disaster
  • May 1 Admiral Paul Koundouriotis becomes president of Greece
  • May 2 Netherlands refuses to recognize USSR
  • May 3 Aleph Zadik Aleph is formed in Omaha, Nebraska by Sam Beber.
  • May 4 8th Olympic games open at Paris, France
  • May 4 German Republic election fascists & communists win
  • May 5 Unions terminate Twentse textile strike
  • May 7 Peruvian Torre forms APRA, Alianza Popular Revolutionaria Americana
  • May 8 Arthur Honegger's "Pacifica 231" premieres
  • May 8 Memel territories given to Lithuania
  • May 8 Workers at Werkspoor in Amsterdam strike against 3rd wage cut

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May 10 J. Edgar Hoover appointed head of FBI

First Director of the FBI J. Edgar Hoover
First Director of the FBI
J. Edgar Hoover
  • May 11 Cartel des Gauches wins French parliamentary election

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May 11 Pulitzer Prize awarded to Robert Frost (New Hampshire)

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May 11 Mercedes-Benz is formed by Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz, merging the two companies

Automobile Engineer and Inventor Karl Benz
Automobile Engineer and Inventor
Karl Benz
  • May 12 49th Preakness: John Merimee aboard Nellie Morse wins in 1:57.2

Sport awardGolf Major

May 12 7th PGA Championship: Walter Hagen at French Lick CC Ind

Golfer Walter Hagen
Walter Hagen
  • May 16 108°F (42°C) in Blitzen Oregon
  • May 17 50th Kentucky Derby: John Mooney aboard Black Gold wins in 2:05.2
  • May 18 Maya Kuzminichna Kopitseva, Gagry Russia, painter of the Leningrad school.
  • May 21 Leopold & Loeb kidnap and kill Bobby Franks to demonstrate their supposed intellectual superiority by committing a "perfect crime".
  • May 26 German government of Marx resigns

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May 26 US President Calvin Coolidge signs Immigration law restricting immigration

30th US President Calvin Coolidge
30th US President
Calvin Coolidge
  • May 29 AEK Athens FC is established on the anniversary of the siege of Constantinople by the Turks.
  • May 30 Socialist Matteotti falls in Italian parliament by fascists
  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: Lora L. Corum/Joe Boyer wins in 5:05:23.595 (158.092 km/h)
  • May 31 China recognizes the USSR
  • Jun 2 Snyder Act: US citizenship granted to all American Indians
  • Jun 3 Gila Wilderness Area established by US Forest Service
  • Jun 6 28th US Golf Open: Cyril Walker shoots a 297 at Oakland Hills CC Mich
  • Jun 7 56th Belmont: Earl Sande aboard Mad Play wins in 2:18.8

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

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

CommunicationModel T

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

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

Sports record brokenWorld Record

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

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi
  • Jun 21 NCRV, Dutch Christian Radio Society, forms
  • Jun 23 8 month Twenste textile strike ends
  • Jun 24 59th British Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 301 at Hoylake Hoylake
  • Jun 26 After 8 years of occupation, US troops leave Dominican Republic
  • Jun 26 Ziegfeld Follies opens on Broadway
  • Jun 28 Test cricket umpire debut for Frank Chester, v South Africa at Lord's
  • Jun 28 Tornado strikes Sandusky Ohio & Lorain Ohio, killing 93
  • Jun 30 England score 2-503 in day's play v South Africa at Lord's
  • Jul 1 Dircet regular transcontinental airmail service between New York and San Francisco forms
  • Jul 5 Military revolt in Sao Paulo Brazil
  • Jul 5 44th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Jean Borotra beats R Lacoste (6-1 3-6 6-1 3-6 6-4)
  • Jul 6 1st photo sent experimentally across Atlantic by radio, US-England
  • Jul 7 Robert LeGendre of US, sets then long jump record at 25' 5½"
  • Jul 10 Denmark takes Greenland as Norway ends claim
  • Jul 10 Railroad worker strike ends in Amsterdam
  • Jul 11 Muslim-Hindu rebellion in Delhi, India
  • Jul 13 Albin Stenroos wins Olympic marathon (2:41:22.6)
  • Jul 16 Conference over German recovery payments begins in London
  • Jul 16 NY Giants George Kelly is 1st to hit HRs in 6 cons games
  • Jul 17 St Louis Card Jesse Haines no-hits Boston Braves, 5-0
  • Jul 18 KPD points out Rote Frontkampferbund against Nazi
  • Jul 20 Federation Internationale des Echecs (FIDE) forms in Paris
  • Jul 20 Tehran, Persia comes under martial law after the American vice consul, Robert Imbrie, is killed by a religious mob enraged by rumors he had poisoned a fountain and killed several people.
  • Jul 20 18th Tour de France won by Ottavio Bottecchia of Italy
  • Jul 27 8th Olympic games closes in Paris
  • Jul 29 Paul Runyan wins PGA golf championship
  • Aug 2 Joe Hauser sets record of 14 total bases in a game
  • Aug 3 Cyclist Piet Moeskops regains world sprint championist
  • Aug 5 Comic strip "Little Orphan Annie" by Harold Gray debuts
  • Aug 8 British-Russian trade agreement signed
  • Aug 11 1st newsreel pictures of US presidential candidates were taken
  • Aug 16 Conference about German recovery payments opens in London
  • Aug 16 Dutch-Turkish peace treaty signed

Sport awardTennis Open

Aug 16 38th U.S. Women's National Championship: Helen Wills Moody beats Molla Bjurstedt Mallory (6-1, 6-3)

Tennis Player Helen Wills Moody
Tennis Player
Helen Wills Moody
  • Aug 17 French-German trade agreement signed
  • Aug 18 France begins withdrawing troops from the Ruhr
  • Aug 23 Mars' closest approach to Earth since 10th century
  • Aug 25 International maritime treaty drawn

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Aug 25 Wash Senator Walter Johnson 2nd no-hitter beats Browns, 2-0 in 7 inn

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • Aug 26 The Catastrophe of Smyrna: known as the Asia Minor Catastrophe to Greeks. The Ottoman army expels Greeks and other non-Turks from Asia Minor. (August 13 OS)
  • Aug 28 Georgian opposition stages the August Uprising against the Soviet Union.
  • Aug 29 German parliament accepts Dawes plan
  • Aug 31 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 10,000m (30:06.2)

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 615

  • Feb 29 David Beattie, British governor-general of NZ
  • Feb 29 Otto Hutter, physiologist
  • Feb 29 Al Rosen, American baseball player (Cleveland Indians) and baseball executive, born in Spartanburg, South Carolina (d. 2015)
  • 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, composer
  • 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, 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, Lexington, Kentucky, African-American composer (Cask of Amontillado)
  • 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 L Vaughan, jazz scat singer (Broken Hearted Melody), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 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
  • Apr 1 Gunther Becker, composer
  • Apr 1 Brendan Byrne, Governor of New Jersey
  • Apr 1 Miodrag Petrović, Serbian actor (d. 2003)
  • Apr 2 Denis Rooke, CEO (British Gas)
  • Apr 3 Canon A D Caesar, Sub Dean (HM Chapels Royal)

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Apr 3 Doris Day, "girl next door" actress (Pillow Talk), born in Cincinnati, Ohio

Singer and Actress Doris Day
Singer and Actress
Doris Day

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Apr 3 Marlon Brando, actor (On the Waterfront, The Godfather), born in Omaha, Nebraska

  • Apr 3 Murray Dickie, opera singer/director
  • Apr 4 Christopher Prater, screen printer

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Apr 4 Gil Hodges, American baseball player and manager (Brooklyn Dodgers, NY Mets), born in Princeton, Indiana (d. 1972)

MLB First Baseman Gil Hodges
MLB First Baseman
Gil Hodges
  • Apr 4 Peter Vaughan, actor (Haunted Honeymoon, Die Die My Darling)
  • Apr 5 Mart Kempers, Dutch graphic artist/sculptor
  • Apr 7 Ikuma Dan, Japanese composer (Yūzuru), born in Toyko (d. 2001)
  • Apr 7 Nick Perito, orchestra leader (Don Knotts Show, Big Show), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Apr 7 Johannes Mario Simmel, Austrian writer
  • Apr 8 Frédéric Back, German-born Canadian short film director and screenwriter
  • Apr 8 Sir Anthony Farrar-Hockley, English soldier and historian (d. 2006)
  • Apr 9 Harald Heilmann, composer
  • Apr 10 Kenneth Noland, American painter
  • Apr 12 Julius Moormann, student/resistance fighter (WW II)
  • Apr 12 Sergiu Natra, composer
  • Apr 12 Peter Safar, Austrian physician (d. 2003)
  • Apr 13 Stanley Donen, SC, film director/producer (Bedazzled, Damn Yankees)
  • Apr 13 Jack Chick, American evangelist
  • Apr 14 Shorty Rogers, [Milton M Rajonsky], composer
  • Apr 15 John Grigg, British historian
  • Apr 15 Neville Marriner, English conductor and violinist (Academy of St Martin in the Fields), born in Lincoln (d. 2016)
  • Apr 16 Geoffrey Johnson Smith, actor (Norman Loves Rose, Drinking Games)
  • Apr 16 Henry Mancini, composer/conductor (Pink Panther), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Apr 16 John Harvey-Jones, CEO (ICI)
  • Apr 17 Patrick Sergeant, founder (Euromoney Publications)
  • Apr 17 Althea T L Simmons, human rights activist/chief lobbyist (NAACP)
  • Apr 18 Buxton Daeblite Orr, composer
  • Apr 18 Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Vinton La, blues singer (Mary is Fine)
  • Apr 18 Henry J Hyde, (Rep-R-IL)
  • Apr 18 Lord Mason of Barnsley, MP (Lab)/British defense secretary
  • Apr 18 Raf de Linde, [Raphael van Hecke], author (Vaarwel on Gertrude)
  • Apr 20 Gerhard Samuel, composer
  • Apr 20 Nina Foch, Leiden Netherlands, actress (An American in Paris)
  • Apr 20 Paul M Van Buren, US theologist (Theological Explorations)
  • Apr 21 Daniel Melnick, producer, Get Smart), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 21 Ira Louvin, Rainsville Ala, country singer, Louvin Brothers)
  • Apr 23 Arthur Frackenpohl, Irving NJ, composer (Natural Superiority of Music)
  • Apr 23 Colin Welch, columnist/critic
  • Apr 23 James Colin Ross Welch, journalist
  • Apr 23 Malcolm Anson, CEO (Wessex Water Authority)
  • Apr 23 Chuck Harmon, American baseball player
  • Apr 24 Marilyn Erskine, actor (Fran-Tom Ewell Show), born in Rochester, New York
  • Apr 24 Yehoshua Lakner, composer
  • Apr 24 Sir Clement Freud, British writer, radio personality, and politician
  • Apr 24 Ruth Kobart, American actor and singer (d. 2002)
  • Apr 25 Erzsebet Szonyi, composer
  • Apr 25 Franco Mannino, composer
  • Apr 26 Russell Nype, Zion Ill, singer/actor (Burton Farley-Dorothy)
  • Apr 28 Kenneth David Kaunda, founder/president (Zambia, 1964-91)
  • Apr 28 Donatas Banionis, Lithuanian actor
  • Apr 29 Al Balding, Canadian Tour golfer (Quebec Open-1952), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Apr 29 Renée Jeanmaire, dancer (Hans Christian Anderson), born in Paris, France

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 108 of 108

  • Dec 2 Kazimieras Būga, Lithuanian philologist (b. 1879)
  • Dec 6 Gene Stratton-Porter, American author, screenwriter and naturalist (b. 1863)
  • Dec 8 Franz X Scharwenka, German pianist/composer (Mataswintha), dies at 74
  • Dec 9 Bernard Zweers, Dutch composer (Gisbertus of Aemstel), dies at 70

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Dec 13 Samuel Gompers, organizer (American Federation of Labor), dies at 74

Founder of the American Federation of Labor Samuel Gompers
Founder of the American Federation of Labor
Samuel Gompers
  • Dec 27 William Archer, Scottish critic/playwright (Green Goddess), dies at 68
  • Dec 28 Léon Bakst, Russian artist (b. 1866)
  • Dec 29 Carl Spitteler, Swiss writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1845)