1924 in History (Part 3)

Events in History

Events 201 - 247 of 247

  • 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).
  • Nov 1 Forest Peters of Montana State U hits 17 of 22 attempted field goals
  • Nov 2 Sunday Express publishes first British crossword puzzle
  • Nov 4 Nellie Tayloe Ross elected first US female governor (Wyoming)

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 4 US President Calvin Coolidge re-elected

30th US President Calvin Coolidge
30th US President
Calvin Coolidge

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 4 Stanley Baldwin becomes Britain's Prime Minister for a second time after a landslide victory over Ramsay MacDonald's Labour Party

British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin
British Prime Minister
Stanley Baldwin
British Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald
British Prime Minister
Ramsay MacDonald
  • Nov 8 Austria chancellor Ignaz Seipel, resigns after assassination attempt
  • Nov 8 Fortune Theatre opens in London
  • Nov 9 Miriam (Ma) Ferguson becomes 1st elected woman governor (of Texas)
  • Nov 10 Dion O'Banion, leader of the North Side Gang is assassinated in his flower shop by members of Johnny Torrio's gang, sparking the bloody gang war of the 1920s in Chicago.
  • Nov 11 Martin Beck Theater opens at 302 W 45th St NYC
  • Nov 11 Palace of Legion of Honor dedicated (SF)
  • Nov 12 Yeshivah Slobodka opens a branch in Chevron
  • Nov 15 Dutch Christian Radio Society (NCRV) forms
  • Nov 21 British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin cancels Labour contract with USSR
  • Nov 22 Britain orders Egyptians out of Sudan
  • Nov 24 1st Dutch airplane (Fokker's F-7) reaches Batavia (Java)
  • Nov 24 General Feng Yu-Hsiang, a warlord from the north of China, turns on his allies and seizes Peking
  • Nov 26 Mongolian People's Republic proclaimed
  • Nov 27 57,000 watch a High School football game (LA & Polytechnic tie 7-7)
  • Nov 27 In New York City, the first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is held.
  • Nov 28 Pieter Jelle Troelstra leaves Dutch 2nd Chamber
  • Nov 30 1st photo facsimile transmitted across Atlantic by radio (London-NYC)
  • Nov 30 French and Belgium troops withdrawn from their occupation of the Rurh
  • Dec 1 Calles becomes president of Mexico
  • Dec 2 British-German trade agreement signed
  • Dec 7 German election (Social Democrats win, Nazis & Communists lose)
  • Dec 9 Netherlands & Hungary trade treaty signed
  • Dec 9 Michael Hainisch re-elected Austrian president
  • Dec 10 Willem Einthoven awarded Nobel for medicine
  • Dec 12 Spanish troops leave Morocco
  • Dec 13 KOA-AM in Denver CO begins radio transmissions

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 14 Chiang Kai-shek occupies Hankou

Chinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shek
Chinese Military and Political Leader
Chiang Kai-shek
  • Dec 16 Noel Coward's "Vortex" premieres in London

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 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 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
  • 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
Astronomer
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

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 201 - 290 of 290

  • Aug 27 David Rowbotham, Australian poet
  • Aug 28 Janet Frame, NZ, novelist (Intensive Care, Owls Do Cry)
  • Aug 29 James W. Wood, American astronaut (Dynasoar), born in Paragould, Arkansas (d. 1990)
  • Sep 2 Daniel arap Moi, President of Kenya
  • Sep 4 Joan Aiken, Romania, writer of children's songs
  • Sep 6 John Melcher, (Sen-D-MO)
  • Sep 7 Charles Braswell, McKinney TX, entertainer
  • Sep 7 Daniel K. Inouye, politician (US Senator, 1963-2012), born in Honolulu, Hawaii (d. 2012)
  • Sep 8 Wendell H Ford, (Sen-D-Kentucky, 1974- )
  • Sep 8 Mimi Parent, Canadian painter (d. 2005)
  • Sep 8 Marie-Claire Kirkland, Quebec politician
  • Sep 10 Boyd K. Packer, LDS church apostle, born in Brigham City, Utah (d. 2015)
  • Sep 11 Daniel Kahikina Akaka, (Rep-D-HI, 1977- /Sen-D Hawaii)
  • Sep 11 Rudolf Vrba, Jewish Canadian professor, Holocaust survivor (d. 2006)
  • Sep 12 Howard Curtis Nielson, (Rep-R-UT, 1983- )
  • Sep 14 John Michael Grimes, set Designer
  • Sep 14 Abioseh Nicol, Sierra Leonean diplomat and author (d. 1994)
  • Sep 15 Lucebert, Dutch poet/painter/cartoonist (Boozz, PC Hooft prize 1967)
  • Sep 16 Paddy Stone, Winnipeg Manitoba, choreographer (Piccadilly Palace)
  • Sep 20 James Galanos, fashion designer (Coty Hall of Fame 1959), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • Sep 20 John Vassall, spy/civil servant
  • Sep 22 Abdulrahman Mohamed Babu, politician
  • Sep 22 Charles Keeping, British illustrator (d. 1988)
  • Sep 22 Rosamunde Pilcher, English novelist
  • Sep 24 Jean-Pierre Warner, British high court judge
  • Sep 24 Walter Fufido, Iwo Jima casualty (WW II), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Sep 27 Bernard Waber, American author, (d. 2013)
  • Sep 27 Josef Skvorecky, Czechoslovakia, writer and publisher (End of the Nylon Age, The Cowards) (d. 2012)
  • Sep 28 Antonio Jacinto, Portuguese West Africa, Angolan poet
  • Sep 29 David Atkinson, British air marshal

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 30 Truman Capote, American author (In Cold Blood), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

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 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)
  • Nov 1 Robert N Rapoport, social anthropologist
  • Nov 1 Suleyman Demirel, President of Turkey (1993-2000) and Prime Minister, born in Isparta, Atabey (d. 2015)
  • Nov 2 Rudy Van Gelder, American recording engineer
  • Nov 6 Jeanette Schmid, Austrian professional whistler, AKA Baroness Lips von Lipstrill (d. 2005)
  • Nov 7 Wolf Mankowitz, British(?) playwright
  • Nov 9 Robert Frank, Swiss Photographer
  • Nov 11 Piet J A van der Sanden, Dutch MP (CDA)
  • Nov 12 Audouin Dollfus, French Astronomer (discovered Janus, a moon of Saturn), born in Paris, France
  • Nov 13 Motoo Kimura, Japanese geneticist (d. 1994)
  • Nov 14 Arthur Frank "Peter" Shore, egyptologist
  • Nov 14 Kenneth J Gray, (Rep-D-IL, 1955-75, 85- )
  • Nov 16 Joep J P de Boer, Dutch MP (CDA)
  • Nov 18 Alexander Mackenzie Stuart, Scottish jurist (d. 2000)
  • Nov 20 Benoit Mandelbrot, mathematician (proved Zipf's law), born in Warsaw, Poland
  • Nov 21 Christopher Tolkien, British author
  • Nov 22 Geraldine Page, Kirksville Mo (Interiors, Trip to Bountiful)
  • Nov 23 Colin Turnbull, anthropologist
  • Nov 24 Victor Grinich, Croatian-American businessman (d. 2000)
  • Nov 25 Takaaki Yoshimoto, Japanese poet, critic, and philosopher.
  • Nov 26 George Segal, New York, American painter and sculptor of lifelike mixed-media figures (Bus Driver)
  • Nov 27 Theresa R van der Pant, sculptor

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 30 Shirley Chisholm, 1st African American congresswoman and presidential candidate (Rep-D-NY), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2005)

Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm
Congresswoman
Shirley Chisholm
  • Dec 2 Alexander Haig Jr, Bala-Cynwyd Pa, US Secretary of State (1981-82)/General
  • Dec 3 John Backus, inventor (FORTRAN computer language)
  • Dec 3 Francisco Sionil José, Filipino novelist, Philippine National Artist for Literature
  • Dec 4 John Portman, SC, architect (Ivan Allen Award-1964)
  • Dec 6 Sergey Yablonsky, Moscow, Soviet and Russian mathematician and one of the founders of the Soviet school of mathematical cybernetics and discrete mathematics (d. 1998)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 7 Mário Soares, 17th President of Portugal (1986-96) and Prime Minister (1976-78 and 1983-85), born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 2017)

President of Portugal Mário Soares
President of Portugal
Mário Soares
  • Dec 12 Ed Koch, lawyer and politician (NY Mayor (D) 1977-89), Judge (People's Court), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • Dec 19 Peter Prowtiny, English real estate developer/multi-millionaire
  • Dec 19 Carlo Chiti, Italian race car engineer (d. 1994)
  • Dec 19 Gary Morton, second husband of Lucille Ball (d. 1999)
  • Dec 19 Michel Tournier, French writer ( Friday, or, The Other Island), born in Paris (d. 2016)
  • Dec 21 Johan W "Jo" van Marle, KNVB-chairman (1980-93)
  • Dec 24 Willem Drees, economist/Dutch politician (DS'70)
  • Dec 25 Rod Serling, writer/host (Twilight Zone, Night Gallery), born in Syracuse, New York
  • Dec 25 Henry Sy Sr. Chinese Malay businessman 'Philippines Retail King' in Amoy China
  • Dec 27 James A McClure, (Sen-R-Idaho)
  • Dec 27 Mokta Ould Daddah, president Mauritania (1961-78)
  • Dec 27 Wouter Eijkelemboom, Dutch architect (Holy-hospital, Vlaardingen)
  • Dec 28 Milton Obote, President of Uganda (d. 2005)

Weddings in History


Divorces in History


Deaths in History