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)

Person of interestDoug Harvey

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

NHL Legend Doug Harvey
NHL Legend
Doug Harvey
  • Edmund Purdom, British actor (The Egyptian, Asissi Underground, Pieces), born in Hertfordshire, England (d. 2009)
  • Gary Morton, second husband of Lucille Ball (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? 95 years, 11 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Sagittarius