On This Day

What Happened on August 17, 1924

Historical Events

  • French-German trade agreement signed

Famous Birthdays

  • Evan Connell, American author (The Patriot), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2013)
  • Helen Wallis, English cartographer and librarian (British Museum), born in Barnet, England (d. 1995)
  • John A Emmens, Dutch art historian and poet (Kunst & Vliegwerk) (d. 1971)
  • Laurence Deniz, Welsh jazz guitarist, born in Cardiff, Wales

Famous Deaths

  • Pavel S "Paul" Urysohn, Russian mathematician, drowns at 26
  • Tom Kendall, Australian cricketer (14 wickets in Australia's 1st two Tests), dies at 72
1924 Highlights

About August 17, 1924

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 97 years, 2 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

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