On This Day

What Happened on April 2, 1924

Famous Birthdays

  • Bobby Ávila, Mexican Baseball Hall of Fame second baseman (MLB All-Star 1952, 54, 55; AL batting champion 1954; Cleveland Indians), born in Veracruz City, Mexico (d. 2004)
  • Denis Rooke, British engineer and CEO (British Gas), born in New Cross, London (d. 2008)
  • Wallace "Bud" Smith, American boxer (World lightweight title 1955-56), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1973)

Famous Deaths

  • Johannes Eugenius Bülow Warming, Danish botanist (plant ecology, environment-organism interactions), dies at 82
1924 Highlights

About April 2, 1924

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 96 years, 8 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aries