On This Day

What Happened on April 21, 1924

Day of the Week: Monday

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