What Happened on July 24, 1931

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • A fire at a home for the elderly in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania kills 48 people.
  • George Gunn gets 183 & son of a gunn George Vernon 100* same innings

Sports record brokenWorld Record

Paavo Nurmi runs world record 2 mile (8:59.6)

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi

Famous Birthdays

  • √Čric Tabarly, French sailor (d. 1998)
  • Ermanno Olmi, Italian director

Famous Deaths

  • Marie WF Treub, Dutch economist/minister of finance, dies at 75