What Happened on August 2, 1924

Historical Events

  • A's 1st baseman Joe Hauser sets AL record of 14 total bases in a game; 3 HRs and a double as Philadelphia beats Cleveland Indians, 12-4 at Dunn Field

Famous Birthdays

  • Carroll O'Connor, American actor (All in the Family, In the Heat of the Night), born in NYC, New York (d. 2001)
  • Ismond Rosen, South African born psychoanalyst and artist (book on Sexual Deviation), born in Johannesburg, South Africa (d. 1996)

James BaldwinJames Baldwin (1924-1987)

American novelist (Go Tell it on the Mountain; Another Country) and playwright (The Amen Corner; Blues for Mister Charlie), born in Harlem, New York

  • Joe Harnell, American musician, composer and arranger, born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2005)
Born in 1924
1924 Highlights

About August 2, 1924

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 98 years and 10 months
Leap Year: Yes

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