On This Day

What Happened on April 15, 1924

Historical Events

  • Flemish-Walloon riots in Louvain, Belgium, 1 dead
  • Rand McNally publishes its first road atlas.
  • WHO-AM in Des Moines Iowa begins radio transmissions

Famous Birthdays

  • John Grigg, 2nd Baron Altrincham, British writer and historian, born in Westminster, London (d. 2001)
  • Neville Marriner, English conductor and violinist (Academy of St Martin in the Fields), born in Lincoln (d. 2016)

Famous Deaths

  • Eduardo Caudella, Romanian opera composer, dies at 82
1924 Highlights

About April 15, 1924

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 96 years, 7 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aries