On This Day

What Happened on October 24, 1903

Historical Events

  • First trotter to run a mile under 2 minutes (Lou Dillon 1:58.1)
  • George Sutton becomes billards champion

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestMelvin Purvis

Melvin Purvis [Little Mel], American FBI agent that lead the manhunt for outlaws like Baby Face Nelson, Pretty Boy Floyd, and John Dillinger, born in Timmonsville, South Carolina (d. 1960)

FBI Agent Melvin Purvis
FBI Agent
Melvin Purvis

1903 Highlights

About October 24, 1903

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 117 years and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Scorpio