March 1924 in History

Events in History

  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 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 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 29 Bayern & Vatican reach accord
  • Mar 31 Croydon Airport, London: Imperial Airways established
  • Mar 31 London public transport strike ends

Birthdays in History

  • 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 6 William H. Webster, American judge, Director of the FBI (1978-87) and Director of the CIA (1987-91), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Mar 7 Eduardo Paolozzi, British sculptor (Hydra)
  • Mar 7 Kobo Abe, playwright (Woman, the Dunes), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Mar 8 Victor "Toby" Neuberg, teacher/writer
  • Mar 15 Yuri Bondarev, Russian writer (Silence), born in Orsk
  • Mar 20 Hermann Guggiari, Paraguay, engineer and sculptor (Rejas, NNUU)(d.2012)
  • Mar 22 Al Neuharth, newspaper founder (USA Today)
  • 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 Lorraine Gourley, LA CA
  • Mar 28 Gerhart Fritsch, writer
  • Mar 28 Peter Baer, artost/printmaker
  • Mar 31 Harry Cubitt, 4th Lord Ashcombe ("Mad Harry"), English landowner
  • Mar 31 Leo Buscaglia, "Dr Hug", psycholigist (Love), born in Los Angeles, California

Weddings in History

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

Deaths in History

  • Mar 1 Louise MA, princess of Belgium, dies at 66
  • Mar 12 Hilaire Comte de Chardonnet, inventor (rayon), dies
  • Mar 22 R G Nivelle, French general (Verdun), dies at 67