On This Day

What Happened on April 21, 1924

Historical Events


Sport awardBoston Marathon

28th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar for the third consecutive year in 2:29:40.2; 4th race victory

Marathon Runner Clarence DeMar
Marathon Runner
Clarence DeMar

Famous Birthdays

  • Daniel Melnick, American producer, Get Smart), born in NYC, New York
  • Ira Louvin, Rainsville Ala, country singer, Louvin Brothers)

Famous Deaths

  • Eleanora Duse, Italian actress (La Gioconda, La Locandiera), dies at 64
1924 Highlights

About April 21, 1924

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 96 years, 7 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus