What Happened in 1924 (Part 4)

Historical Events

Events 301 - 316 of 316

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Dec 16 Hiram Bingham is elected as a Republican to serve in the U.S. Senate forcing him to resign as Governor of Connecticut after serving only one day in office, the shortest term of any Connecticut Governor

Archaeologist and Explorer Hiram Bingham
Archaeologist and Explorer
Hiram Bingham
  • Dec 17 1st US diesel electric locomotive enters service, Bronx, NY
  • Dec 19 Test Cricket debut of Bill Ponsford, who scored 110 in 1st innings
  • Dec 19 The last Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost is sold in London, England.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 20 Adolf Hitler freed from jail early

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Dec 22 Babe Dye of NHL's Toronto St Patricks scores 5 goals beat Bruins 10-2
  • Dec 22 Philip Barry's "Youngest" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 24 1st radio transmission of NCRV in Netherlands
  • Dec 24 Albania becomes a republic (ex-premier Ahmed Zogoe's coup)
  • Dec 24 Richard Rodgers Theater (46th St Chanin's) opens at 226 W 46th NYC
  • Dec 24 School in Babb's Switch, Oklahoma, catches fire, 36 die

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 26 Judy Garland, 2½, billed as Baby Frances, makes her show business debut

Actress Judy Garland
Judy Garland
  • Dec 27 Albania is declared a dictatorship under Ahmed Beg Zofu
  • Dec 27 The US signs a treaty with the Dominican Republic, which supersedes that of 1907: in July, the Us had withdrawn its Marines and ended its occupation

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 30 Astronomer Edwin Hubble formally announces existence of other galactic systems at meeting of the American Astronomical Society

Astronomer Edwin Hubble
Edwin Hubble

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 31 Italian Fascist Mussolini orders the suppression of opposition newspapers

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 615

  • Jun 21 Jean Laplanche, French psychoanalytic thinker
  • Jun 24 Ranasinghe Premadasa, president of Sri Lanka (1989-93)
  • Jun 24 Kurt Furgler, member of the Swiss Federal Council (d. 2008)
  • Jun 24 Brian Bevan, Australian rugby league footballer (d. 1991)
  • Jun 25 Sidney Lumet, director (Group, Pawnbroker, Fail Safe), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 26 Peter Miles, British keeper of privy purse
  • Jun 26 Syd Lawrence, bandleader (Syd Lawrence Orch)
  • Jun 26 Costas Axelos, Greek philosopher
  • Jun 27 Paul F Conrad, US cartoonist (Pulitzer 1964, 71, 84), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Jun 27 Bob Appleyard, cricketer (superb England off-spinner, brief career)
  • Jun 27 Efua Theodore Sutherland, writer
  • Jun 28 Henk van Stipriaan, Dutch radio host
  • Jun 29 Ezra Laderman, composer (Jacob & the Indians), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 29 Flo Sandon's, Italian singer (d. 2006)
  • Jul 2 Rick Besoyan, composer
  • Jul 3 Geoffrey Sammons, senior partner (Allen & Overy)
  • Jul 3 S. R. [Sellapan Ramanathan] Nathan, 6th President of Singapore (1999-2011), born in Singapore (d. 2016)
  • Jul 4 Eva Marie Saint, actress (On the Waterfront, North by Northwest), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Jul 5 Beverly Tyler, actress (Fireball, Lorelei-Big Town), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 5 Niels Jannasch, Canadian historian and museum curator (d. 2001)
  • Jul 5 János Starker, Hungarian cellist, (d. 2013)
  • Jul 6 Robert Michael White, test pilot (X-15), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 7 Dieter Nowka, composer
  • Jul 7 Mary Ford, [Colleen Summer], vocalist/actress (Queen of Outer Space)
  • Jul 8 Johnnie Johnson, American blues musician (d. 2005)
  • Jul 9 Leonard Pennario, pianist (LA Philharmonic), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Jul 9 Pierre Cochereau, composer
  • Jul 10 Bobo Brazil, American professional wrestler (d. 1998)
  • Jul 10 Johnny Bach, American basketball coach
  • Jul 11 Claus Bremer, German dramatist, born in Hamburg (d. 1996)
  • Jul 11 César Lattes, Brazilian physicist (d. 2005)
  • Jul 11 Charlie Tully, Northern Irish footballer (d. 1971)
  • Jul 12 Jaap Geraedts, composer
  • Jul 13 George Handy, horse trainer
  • Jul 13 Carlo Bergonzi, Italian singer
  • Jul 14 James W. Black, Scottish pharmacologist, Nobel laureate
  • Jul 15 David Cox, warden (Nuffield College, Oxford)
  • Jul 15 Jeremiah A Denton, (Sen-R-AL, 1981-86)
  • Jul 16 Bess Myerson, 1st Jewish Miss America (1945), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Jul 18 Howard Roberts, choral director (Leslie Uggams Show), born in Burlington, New Jersey
  • Jul 18 John Cruickshank, French scholar
  • Jul 18 Inge Sørensen, Danish swimmer
  • Jul 19 Pat Hingle [Martin Patterson], American actor (Splendor in the Grass, Batman Returns), born in Miami, Florida
  • Jul 19 Sybren Polet, [Sijbe Minnema], Dutch writer/poet (Mannekino)
  • Jul 19 Stanley K. Hathaway, American politician (d. 2005)
  • Jul 20 Hans Lodeizen, [Johannes A Frederik], Dutch poet (Inner Self)
  • Jul 20 Lola Albright, actress (Delta Country, Kid Galahad), born in Akron, Ohio
  • Jul 20 Thomas Berger, American novelist (Vital Parts, Little Big Man), born in Cincinnati, Ohio, (d. 2014)
  • Jul 20 Mort Garson, Canadian composer
  • Jul 21 Don Knotts, Morgantown WV, actor (Amdy Griffth Show, 3's Company)
  • Jul 22 Margaret Whiting, American singer (Kreisler Bandstand, Strauss Family), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jul 23 Betsy Haworth, deacon/minister
  • Jul 23 Gavin Lambert, British-born screenwriter (d. 2005)
  • Jul 24 David Loram, British vice-admiral (Supreme Allied Commander)
  • Jul 24 Glenn Loren Glasow, composer
  • Jul 24 Janine Charrat, French ballerina/choreographer
  • Jul 24 Lord Digby, lord-lt for Dorset
  • Jul 25 Frank Church, (Sen-D-Id, 1957-81)
  • Jul 26 Elias Motsoaledi, South African Umkhonto we Sizwe-commandant
  • Jul 26 John Kilgour, director of prison medical services (Home Office)
  • Jul 26 Louis Bellson, Rock Falls Ill, orchestra leader (Pearl Bailey Show)
  • Jul 27 Otar Vasil'yevich Taktakishvili, composer
  • Jul 27 Vincent Canby, critic (NY Times)
  • Jul 28 Fred Fisher, cricketer (one Test for NZ v SA 1953)
  • Jul 28 Peter James Frederick Green, CEO (LLoyd's of London)
  • Jul 29 Arnold Weinstock, English industrial/multi-millionaire (GEC)
  • Jul 29 Robert Horton, actor (Kings Row, Wagon Train, Arena), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • Jul 29 Lloyd Bochner, Canadian actor (d. 2005)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 29 Elizabeth Short, American victim in the Black Dahlia case, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1947)

Murder victim Elizabeth Short
Murder victim
Elizabeth Short
  • Jul 30 Christopher Shaw, composer
  • Jul 30 William Gass, Fargo ND, novelist/philosopher (Omensetter's Luck)
  • Aug 1 Frank Worrell, cricketer (one of the three W's, inspiring WI captain)
  • Aug 1 Jeffrey Segal, actor/playwright (Vanity Fair, Rest in Pieces)
  • Aug 1 Marcia Mae Jones, American actress (d. 2007)
  • Aug 1 Georges Charpak, Polish-French Physicist who invented and developed subatomic particle detectors (Nobel Prize for Physics in 1992), born in Paris, France
  • Aug 2 Carroll O'Connor, actor (All in the Family, In the Heat of the Night), born in NYC, New York (d. 2001)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 2 James Baldwin, American author (Go Tell it on Mountain, Another Country), born in Harlem, New York (d. 1987)

  • Aug 2 Joe Harnell, American musician, composer and arranger (d. 2005)
  • Aug 3 Leon Uris, novelist (Exodus, QB VII, Battle Cry), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Aug 3 Max van der Stoel, Dutch Foreign minister (PvdA)
  • Aug 8 Thomas Beversdorf, composer
  • Aug 10 Martha Hyer, American actress (Day of the Wolves, Night of the Grizzly), born in Fort Worth, TX, (d. 2014)
  • Aug 11 Arlene Dahl, American actress and TV panelist (Ambush), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Aug 12 Derek Shackleton, England cricket pace bowler (50's)
  • Aug 12 Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, leader of Pakistan (d. 1988)
  • Aug 13 John Milne, CEO (Blue Circles Industries)
  • Aug 14 Georges Prêtre, French conductor

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 15 Phyllis Schlafly, right-wing crusader, Eagle Forum president, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2016)

Eagle Forum President Phyllis Schlafly
Eagle Forum President
Phyllis Schlafly
  • Aug 15 Robert Oxton Bolt, playwright (A Man for All Seasons, Doctor Zhivago)
  • Aug 17 Evan S Connell, US writer
  • Aug 17 Helen Wallis, cartographer/librarian
  • Aug 17 John A Emmens, art historian/poet (Kunst & Vliegwerk)
  • Aug 17 Laurence Richard Deniz, jazz guitarist
  • Aug 17 Evan Connell, author (The Patriot), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2013)
  • Aug 18 Mohammad Zia Ul-Haq, President of Pakistan (1977-88)[or Aug 12]
  • Aug 19 William Marshall, actor (Blacula, Something of Value), born in Gary, Indiana
  • Aug 21 Gerald D Lascelles, son of English princess Mary

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 21 Jack Buck, American sports announcer (St. Louis Cardinals), born in Holyoke, Massachusetts (d. 2002)

Sportscaster Jack Buck
Jack Buck
  • Aug 21 Jack Weston, American actor (d. 1996)
  • Aug 22 Andrzej Markowski, composer

Famous Weddings

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

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