What Happened in August 1924

Historical Events

  • Aug 1 Brooklyn pitcher Dazzy Vance strikes out a MLB record 7 consecutive batters as the Robins beat Cubs, 4-0
  • Aug 2 A's 1st baseman Joe Hauser sets AL record of 14 total bases in a game from 3 HRs and a double
  • Aug 3 Dutch track cyclist Piet Moeskops wins his 4th consecutive UCI world sprint championship in Paris
  • Aug 5 "Little Orphan Annie" comic strip by Harold Gray is 1st published in the New York Daily News
  • Aug 8 British-Russian trade agreement signed
  • Aug 11 1st newsreel pictures of US presidential candidates were taken
  • Aug 16 Conference about German recovery payments opens in London
  • Aug 16 Dutch-Turkish peace treaty signed

Sport awardTennis Open

Aug 16 38th U.S. Women's National Championship: Helen Wills Moody beats Molla Bjurstedt Mallory (6-1, 6-3)

Tennis Player Helen Wills Moody
Tennis Player
Helen Wills Moody
  • Aug 17 French-German trade agreement signed
  • Aug 18 France begins withdrawing troops from the Ruhr
  • Aug 23 Mars' closest approach to Earth since 10th century
  • Aug 25 International maritime treaty drawn

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 25 Wash Senator Walter Johnson 2nd no-hitter beats Browns, 2-0 in 7 inn

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • Aug 26 The Catastrophe of Smyrna: known as the Asia Minor Catastrophe to Greeks. The Ottoman army expels Greeks and other non-Turks from Asia Minor. (August 13 OS)
  • Aug 28 Georgian opposition stages the August Uprising against the Soviet Union
  • Aug 29 Germany's Reichstag approves the Dawes Plan, which sought to solve the WWI reparations problem

Sports record brokenWorld Record

Aug 31 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 10,000m (30:06.2)

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 1 Frank Worrell, West Indian cricketer (one of the three W's, inspiring WI captain), born in Bridgetown, Saint Michael, Barbados (d. 1967)
  • Aug 1 Marcia Mae Jones, American actress (Frankie Darro, The Cisco), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2007)
  • Aug 1 Georges Charpak, Polish-French physicist who invented and developed subatomic particle detectors (Nobel 1992), born in Paris, France (d. 2010)
  • Aug 2 Ismond Rosen, psychoanalyst and artist, born in Johannesburg, South Africa (d. 1996)
  • Aug 2 Carroll O'Connor, American actor (All in the Family, In the Heat of the Night), born in NYC, New York (d. 2001)

Person of interestJames Baldwin

Aug 2 James Baldwin, American author (Go Tell it on Mountain, Another Country), born in Harlem, New York (d. 1987)

  • Aug 2 Joe Harnell, American musician, composer and arranger, born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2005)
  • Aug 3 Leon Uris, American novelist (Exodus, QB VII, Battle Cry), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2003)
  • Aug 3 Max van der Stoel, Dutch politician and Minister of Foreign Affairs (PvdA), born in Voorschoten, Netherlands (d. 2011)
  • Aug 7 Kenneth Kendall, British broadcaster (BBC News, Treasure Hunt), born in British India (d. 2012)
  • Aug 8 Thomas Beversdorf, composer
  • Aug 10 Martha Hyer, American actress (Day of the Wolves, Night of the Grizzly), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2014)
  • Aug 11 Arlene Dahl, American actress and TV panelist (Ambush), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Aug 12 Derek Shackleton, England cricket pace bowler (50's)
  • Aug 12 Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, leader of Pakistan (d. 1988)
  • Aug 13 John Milne, British CEO (Blue Circles Industries), born in Manchester
  • Aug 14 Georges Prêtre, French conductor known for interpretation, born in Waziers, France (d. 2017)

Person of interestPhyllis Schlafly

Aug 15 Phyllis Schlafly, right-wing crusader, Eagle Forum president, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2016)

Eagle Forum President Phyllis Schlafly
Eagle Forum President
Phyllis Schlafly
  • Aug 15 Robert Oxton Bolt, English playwright (A Man for All Seasons, Doctor Zhivago), born in Sale, Manchester (d. 1995)
  • Aug 17 Helen Wallis, cartographer/librarian
  • Aug 17 John A Emmens, art historian/poet (Kunst & Vliegwerk)
  • Aug 17 Laurence Richard Deniz, jazz guitarist
  • Aug 17 Evan Connell, American author (The Patriot), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2013)
  • Aug 18 Mohammad Zia Ul-Haq, President of Pakistan (1977-88)[or Aug 12]
  • Aug 19 William Marshall, American actor, director, and opera singer (Blacula, Scream Blacula Scream), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2003)
  • Aug 21 Gerald D. Lascelles, son of English princess Mary, born in Goldsborough Hall, Yorkshire (d. 1952)

Person of interestJack Buck

Aug 21 Jack Buck, American sports announcer (St. Louis Cardinals), born in Holyoke, Massachusetts (d. 2002)

Sportscaster Jack Buck
Sportscaster
Jack Buck
  • Aug 21 Jack Weston [Weinstein], American actor (Dirty Dancing, The Four Seasons, Rad), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1996)
  • Aug 22 Andrzej Markowski, Polish composer, born in Lblin, Poland (d. 1986)
  • Aug 22 James Kirkwood, American actor, author and playwright (A Chorus Line, P. S. Your Cat Is Dead!), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1989)
  • Aug 22 Peter Allsop, President of the Publishers Association (1975-77)
  • Aug 23 Denis Sargan, British econometrician, born in Doncaster, Yorkshire (d. 1996)
  • Aug 23 Edvard Fliflet Braein, Norwegian composer (Ut mot havet), born in Kristiansund, Norway (d. 1976)
  • Aug 23 Ephraim Kishon, Israeli author, dramatist, screenwriter, and Oscar-nominated film director, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2005)
  • Aug 23 Siti Hartinah Suharto, 2nd First Lady of Indonesia, wife of President Suharto of Indonesia, born in Jaten village, Surakarta, Central Java (d. 1996)
  • Aug 24 Louis Teicher, American pianist (Ferante & Teicher-Exodus), born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania (d. 2008)
  • Aug 26 Alex Kellner, baseball player (d. 1996)
  • Aug 27 David Rowbotham, Australian poet and journalist, born in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia (d. 2010)
  • Aug 28 Janet Frame, New Zealand novelist (Intensive Care, Owls Do Cry), born in Dunedin, New Zealand (d. 2004)
  • Aug 28 Margaret O'Rene "Peggy" Ryan, American dancer and actress (Hawaii Five-0), born in Long Beach, California (d. 2004)
  • Aug 28 Tony MacGibbon, New Zealand cricket fast bowler (took 70 wickets in 1950's), born in Christchurch, New Zealand (d. 2010)
  • Aug 28 Vilayat Khan, Indian classical sitar player and composer, born in Gouripur, Mymensingh, East Bengal (d. 2004)
  • Aug 29 Dinah Washington, American singer (What a Difference a Day Makes), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1963)
  • Aug 29 James W. Wood, American astronaut (Dynasoar), born in Paragould, Arkansas (d. 1990)
  • Aug 29 Consuelo Velázquez, Mexican songwriter, born in Ciudad Guzmán, Mexico (d. 2005)
  • Aug 30 Kenny Dorham [McKinley], American jazz trumpeter, born in Fairfield, Texas (d. 1972)
  • Aug 31 Buddy [Leonard] Hackett, comedian (God's Little Acre, Music Man), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Aug 31 Klaus Hashagen, composer

Famous Weddings

  • Aug 28 British children's writer Enid Blyton (27) marries editor Major Hugh Alexander Pollock, DSO (36)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestJoseph Conrad

Aug 3 Joseph Conrad, Polish/British writer (Heart of Darkness), dies at 66

Novelist Joseph Conrad
Novelist
Joseph Conrad
  • Aug 6 John Henry Roberts, composer, dies at 76
  • Aug 7 Camille Zeckwer, American composer, dies at 49
  • Aug 9 Jacob P Vis, Dutch founder (NV Royal Salt Industries), dies at 66
  • Aug 13 Julian Aguirre, composer, dies at 56
  • Aug 17 Pavel S "Paul" Urysohn, Russian mathematician, drowns at 26
  • Aug 17 Tom Kendall, Australian cricketer (14 wickets in Australia's 1st two Tests), dies at 72
  • Aug 25 Mariano Álvarez, Filipino general (b. 1818)
  • Aug 27 William Maddock Bayliss, British physiologist, co-discoverer of hormones, dies at 64