On This Day

What Happened on August 28, 1924

Historical Events

  • Georgian opposition stages the August Uprising against the Soviet Union

Famous Birthdays

  • (Margaret) "Peggy" Ryan, American dancer (The Merry Monahans; Herr Come The Co-eds), and actress (Hawaii Five-0), born in Long Beach, California (d. 2004)
  • Dick Mayer, American golfer (US Open 1957), born in Stamford, Connecticut (d. 1989)
  • Janet Frame, New Zealand novelist (Intensive Care, Owls Do Cry), born in Dunedin, New Zealand (d. 2004)
  • Tony MacGibbon, New Zealand cricket fast bowler (took 70 wickets in 1950's), born in Christchurch, New Zealand (d. 2010)
  • Vilayat Khan, Indian classical sitar player and composer, born in Gouripur, Mymensingh, East Bengal (d. 2004)

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

British children's writer Enid Blyton (27) marries editor Major Hugh Alexander Pollock, DSO (36)

Children's writer Enid Blyton
Children's writer
Enid Blyton
1924 Highlights

About August 28, 1924

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 97 years, 1 month and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

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