On This Day

What Happened on April 12, 1924

Historical Events

  • WLS-AM in Chicago begins radio transmissions

Famous Birthdays

  • Curtis Turner, American auto racer (184 NASCAR races over 17 years, 17 wins), born in Floyd, Virginia (d. 1970)
  • Julius Moormann, Dutch student and resistance fighter (WWII), born in Nijmegen, Netherlands (d. 1944)
  • Peter Safar, Austrian physician (pioneered cardiopulmonary resuscitation or CPR), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2003)
  • Sergiu Natra, Romanian-born Israeli composer, born in Bucharest, Romania
1924 Highlights

About April 12, 1924

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 97 years, 7 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

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