On This Day

What Happened on December 17, 1924

Historical Events

  • 1st US diesel electric locomotive enters service, Bronx, NY
  • The Hamilton Tigers and Ottawa Senators battle out the first scoreless game in NHL history; Jake Forbes (Hamilton) and Alex Connell (Ottawa) each record shutouts

Famous Birthdays

  • S├índor Lakatos, Hungarian violinist, bandleader, and actor (mostly as a gypsy violinist), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1994)
1924 Highlights

About December 17, 1924

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 96 years, 11 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

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