What Happened on August 3, 1924

Historical Events

  • Dutch track cyclist Piet Moeskops wins his 4th consecutive UCI world sprint championship in Paris

Famous Birthdays

  • James Komack, American writer, director, and actor (The Courtship of Eddie's Father; Chico and the Man; Welcome Back, Kotter), born in NYC, New York (d. 1997)
  • Leon Uris, American novelist (Exodus; Topaz; QB VII), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2003)
  • Max van der Stoel, Dutch politician and Minister of Foreign Affairs (PvdA), born in Voorschoten, Netherlands (d. 2011)
Born in 1924

Famous Deaths

Joseph ConradJoseph Conrad (1857-1924)

Polish-English novelist (Lord Jim, Heart of Darkness), dies at 66

1924 Highlights

About August 3, 1924

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

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