On This Day

What Happened on August 2, 1924

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • A's 1st baseman Joe Hauser sets AL record of 14 total bases in a game from 3 HRs and a double

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, psychoanalyst and artist, born in Johannesburg, South Africa (d. 1996)

Person of interestJames Baldwin

James Baldwin, American novelist (Go Tell it on Mountain, Another Country) and playwright (The Amen Corner), born in Harlem, New York (d. 1987)

Novelist and Playwright James Baldwin
Novelist and Playwright
James Baldwin
  • Joe Harnell, American musician, composer and arranger, born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2005)