On This Day

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

  • Leon Uris, American novelist (Exodus, QB VII, Battle Cry), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2003)
  • Max van der Stoel, Dutch politician and Minister of Foreign Affairs (PvdA), born in Voorschoten, Netherlands (d. 2011)

Famous Deaths

Person of interestJoseph Conrad

Joseph Conrad, Polish/British writer (Heart of Darkness), dies at 66

Novelist Joseph Conrad
Joseph Conrad

1924 Highlights

About August 3, 1924

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 96 years, 3 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo