On This Day

What Happened on August 31, 1924

Historical Events

Sports record brokenWorld Record

Paavo Nurmi runs world record 10,000m (30:06.2)

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi

Famous Birthdays

  • Buddy [Leonard] Hackett, comedian (God's Little Acre, Music Man), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Klaus Hashagen, composer
1924 Highlights

About August 31, 1924

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 96 years, 1 month and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Virgo