October 1924 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 1 Fokker F-7 1st flight (Amsterdam to Batavia)

Sports record brokenWorld Record

Oct 1 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 4 mile (19:15.4) & 5 mile (24:06.2)

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi
  • Oct 2 League of Nations approves protocols of Geneva
  • Oct 3 King Hussein of Hedzjaz abdicts throne
  • Oct 5 1st Little Orphan Annie-strip appears in NYC Daily News
  • Oct 7 Greek government of Dikalekopoulis forms
  • Oct 8 British Labour government of Ramsay MacDonald falls to Conservatives
  • Oct 12 Sokolnicheskaya Radio begins broadcasting from Moscow

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 13 Mecca falls without struggle to Saudi forces led by Abdulaziz Ibn Saud

Founder of Saudi Arabia Ibn Saud
Founder of Saudi Arabia
Ibn Saud

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Oct 15 US President Calvin Coolidge declares Statue of Liberty a national monument

30th US President Calvin Coolidge
30th US President
Calvin Coolidge
  • Oct 18 Notre Dame beats Army 13-7, NY Hearld Tribune dubs them (4 Horsemen)
  • Oct 19 General Christian Worker's union demands 8 hr work day in Belgium
  • Oct 21 KLM Fokker's F7 H-NACC departs to Dutch East Indies
  • Oct 22 Toastmasters International is founded
  • Oct 24 Christian Gen Feng Joe Siang occupies Beijing
  • Oct 24 Nobel prize for physiology/medicine awarded to W Einthoven
  • Oct 25 "Little Orphan Annie" comic strip 1st published
  • Oct 27 The Uzbek SSR is founded in the Soviet Union.
  • Oct 28 French-Russian trade agreement signed

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 28 M.de Bruin, a miner, discovers an infant fossil skull the "Taung child" in a lime quarry in Taung, South Africa. Paleoanthropologist Raymond Dart identifies fossil as new hominin species Australopithecus africanus.

Paleoanthropologist Raymond Dart
Raymond Dart
  • Oct 29 Labour party loses British parliamentary election
  • Oct 31 World Savings Day was announced in Milan, Italy, by the Members of the Association at the 1st International Savings Bank Congress (World Society of Savings Banks).

Birthdays in History

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 1 Jimmy Carter, American politician, 39th US President (D) (1977-81), born in Plains, Georgia

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
  • Oct 1 William Rehnquist, Ws, Supreme Court (1972-86)/chief justice (1987- )
  • Oct 2 Sam Wainwright, deputy chairman (British Post Office)
  • Oct 3 Harvey Kurtzman, U.S. cartoonist and founding editor of Mad magazine (d. 1993)
  • Oct 5 Jose Donoso, Chilean writer (The Place Without Limits), born in Santiago (d. 1996)
  • Oct 8 Alphons Egli, member of the Swiss Federal Council
  • Oct 9 Robert A Rushworth, Madison Maine, test pilot (X-15)
  • Oct 10 Ed Wood, American filmmaker and director (Plan 9 from Outer Space), born in Poughkeepsie, New York (d. 1978)
  • Oct 10 James Clavell, England, author (Tai Pan, Shogun) [or 1920, 22, 26)
  • Oct 15 Lee A Iacocca, CEO (Chrysler Corp)
  • Oct 15 Marguerite Andersen, German writer
  • Oct 18 Frank Liedel, [Leo van Assche], Flemish writer (Kaperbrief)
  • Oct 20 Kenneth WIlliam Gatland, aerospace scientist
  • Oct 20 Stanley Eric Francis Booth-Clibborn, bishop (Manchester)
  • Oct 24 Piet Roozenburg, World champ checker player (1948 . . 55)
  • Oct 26 Tom F Lewis, (Rep-R-Florida, 1983- )
  • Oct 27 Alain Bombard, French Biologist, Physician, and Politician who sailed across the Atlantic Ocean in a small boat to test his theory that a shipwrecked person could survive without provisions, born in Paris, France
  • Oct 29 Zbigniew Herbert, writer
  • Oct 30 Serge Golovine, French ballet choreographer (Death of Narcissus)

Divorces in History

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Oct 16 American writer ("Gone with the Wind") Margaret Mitchell divorces 1st husband Berrien (Red) Upshaw

Deaths in History

  • Oct 6 Jacques Oppenheim, lawyer, dies at 75
  • Oct 7 Clemens Baeumker, German historian (Christian Philosophy), dies at 71
  • Oct 9 Valery Bryusov, Russian writer and critic (b. 1873)
  • Oct 12 Anatole France, writer, dies at 80
  • Oct 13 Anatole France, [Jacques Thibault], writer (Ecrivain Francais), dies
  • Oct 29 Frances Hodgson Burnett, British born American playwright and children's author ("Little Lord Fauntleroy"), dies at 74