On This Day

What Happened on August 1, 1924

Historical Events

  • Brooklyn pitcher Dazzy Vance strikes out a MLB record 7 consecutive batters as the Robins beat Cubs, 4-0

Famous Birthdays

  • Georges Charpak, Polish-French physicist who invented and developed subatomic particle detectors (Nobel 1992), born in Paris, France (d. 2010)
  • Marcia Mae Jones, American actress (Frankie Darro, The Cisco), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2007)
  • Sir Frank Worrell, West Indian cricket batsman and captain (51 Tests @ 49.48; 9 x 100s), born in Bridgetown, Saint Michael, Barbados (d. 1967)
1924 Highlights

About August 1, 1924

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 96 years, 2 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo