On This Day

What Happened on August 29, 1924

Historical Events

  • Germany's Reichstag approves the Dawes Plan, which sought to solve the WWI reparations problem

Famous Birthdays

  • Consuelo Velázquez, Mexican songwriter, born in Ciudad Guzmán, Mexico (d. 2005)
  • Dinah Washington [Ruth Lee Jones], American jazz, blues, pop, and R&B singer ("What a Diff'rence a Day Makes": "September In The Rain"), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1963)
  • James W. Wood, American astronaut (Dynasoar), born in Paragould, Arkansas (d. 1990)
1924 Highlights

About August 29, 1924

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 97 years, 3 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

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