On This Day

What Happened on December 13, 1924

Historical Events

  • KOA-AM in Denver CO begins radio transmissions

Famous Birthdays

  • Larry Doby, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (MLB All-Star 1949–55; World Series 1948; AL HR leader 1952, 54; 1st African-American in AL; Cleveland Indians), born in Camden, South Carolina (d. 2003)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestSamuel Gompers

Samuel Gompers, American labor union leader (American Federation of Labor), dies at 74

Founder of the American Federation of Labor Samuel Gompers
Founder of the American Federation of Labor
Samuel Gompers

1924 Highlights

About December 13, 1924

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 96 years, 2 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Sagittarius