On This Day

What Happened on April 23, 1924

Historical Events

  • British Empire Exhibition opens at Wembley, London

Famous Birthdays

  • Arthur Frackenpohl, American composer, arranger, and pedagogue (Natural Superiority of Music), born in Irvington, New Jersey (d. 2019)
  • Bobby Rosengarden, American jazz and session drummer, and bandleader, born in Elgin, Illinois (d. 2007)
  • Chuck Harmon, American baseball player, born in Washington, Indiana
  • Colin Welch, British political journalist and critic of Enid Blyton's Noddy series, born in Ickleton Abbey, Cambridgeshire (d. 1997)
1924 Highlights

About April 23, 1924

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 97 years, 9 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

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