On This Day

What Happened on September 24, 1896

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestF. Scott Fitzgerald

F. Scott Fitzgerald, American author (Great Gatsby, Zelda), born in St. Paul, Minnesota (d. 1940)


Famous Deaths

  • Louis Gerhard De Geer, 1st Swedish Prime Minister (1876-80), dies at 78
  • Percy McDonnell, Australian cricket batsman (19 Tests, 3 x 100s), dies of cardiac failure at 35
1896 Highlights

About September 24, 1896

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 124 years, 9 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Libra