On This Day

What Happened on April 16, 1924

Historical Events

  • 1st radio-transmission of wireless: Mattheus Passion
  • Child labor laws strengthened in Holland

Famous Birthdays

  • Geoffrey Johnson Smith, Scottish Conservative politician (1959-2001), born in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland (d. 2010)

Henry Mancini

Henry Mancini, American composer and conductor (Pink Panther), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1994)

  • John Harvey-Jones, English businessman and chairman of ICI (1982-87), born in Hackney, London (d. 2008)

Famous Deaths

  • Jack Board, English cricket wicket-keeper (Eng in 6 Tests 1898-1906), dies at 57
1924 Highlights

About April 16, 1924

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 97 years, 9 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

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