On This Day

What Happened on April 1, 1924

Historical Events

Coup d'état

Adolf Hitler sentenced to 5 years labor for "Beer Hall Putsch" but General Ludendorff acquitted

  • Crown takes over Northern Rhodesia from British South Africa Co
  • Imperial Airways forms in Britain
  • The Royal Canadian Air Force is formed.

Famous Birthdays

  • Brendan Byrne, Governor of New Jersey
  • Čkalja [Miodrag Petrović], Serbian actor and one of the most popular comedians of former Yugoslavia, born in Kruševac, Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (d. 2003)
  • Gunther Becker, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Stan Rowley, Australian athlete (Olympic gold 5,000m team, bronze 60m, 100m, 200m 1900), dies at 47
1924 Highlights

About April 1, 1924

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 97 years, 9 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aries