On This Day

What Happened on August 31, 1924

Historical Events

World Record

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

Runner nicknamed the Flying Finn Paavo Nurmi
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? 97 years, 1 month and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

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