On This Day

What Happened on August 24, 1923

Historical Events


Sports record brokenWorld Record

Paavo Nurmi of Finland runs world record 3 mile time of 14:11.2 in Stockholm; intermediate time during 5000m event

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi

Famous Birthdays

  • Arthur Jensen, American psychologist, born in San Diego, California (d. 2012)
  • Helena Carter [Helen Rickerts], American model and actress (Invaders from Mars), born in NYC, New York (d. 2000)

Famous Deaths

  • Kate Douglas Wiggin, American author (Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm), dies at 66
1923 Highlights

About August 24, 1923

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 97 years, 3 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Virgo