What Happened on August 23, 1924

Historical Events

  • Mars' closest approach to Earth since 10th century

Famous Birthdays

  • Denis Sargan, British econometrician, born in Doncaster, Yorkshire (d. 1996)
  • Edvard Fliflet Braein, Norwegian composer (Ut mot havet (Out To Sea); Anne Pedersdotter), born in Kristiansund, Norway (d. 1976)
  • Ephraim Kishon, Israeli author, dramatist, screenwriter, and Oscar-nominated film director, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2005)

Robert SolowRobert Solow (98 years old)

American economist who developed the Solow–Swan model of economic growth (Nobel Prize, 1987), born in NYC, New York

  • Siti Hartinah, Second First Lady of Indonesia, wife of President Suharto of Indonesia, born in Jaten village, Surakarta, Central Java (d. 1996)
Born in 1924
1924 Highlights

About August 23, 1924

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 98 years, 9 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

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