On This Day

What Happened on December 19, 1924

Historical Events

  • Test Cricket debut of Bill Ponsford, who scored 110 in 1st innings
  • The last Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost is sold in London, England.

Famous Birthdays

  • Carlo Chiti, Italian race car engineer (d. 1994)
  • Cicely Tyson, American stage and screen actress (Roots; The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman), born in Harlem, New York City (d. 2021) [1]

Doug Harvey

Doug Harvey, Canadian ice hockey defence player ('100 Greatest NHL Players), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1989)

  • Edmund Purdom, British actor (The Egyptian, Asissi Underground, Pieces), born in Hertfordshire, England (d. 2009)
  • Gary Morton [Morton Goldaper], American comedian, television produce, studio executive, and second husband of Lucille Ball, born in New York City (d. 1999)
  • Michel Tournier, French writer (Friday, or, The Other Island), born in Paris (d. 2016)
  • Peter Prowtiny, English real estate developer/multi-millionaire
1924 Highlights

About December 19, 1924

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 96 years, 11 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

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