On This Day

What Happened on August 17, 1924

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • French-German trade agreement signed

Famous Birthdays

  • Evan Connell, American author (The Patriot), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2013)
  • Helen Wallis, cartographer/librarian
  • John A Emmens, art historian/poet (Kunst & Vliegwerk)
  • Laurence Richard Deniz, jazz guitarist

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