On This Day

What Happened on December 24, 1924

Historical Events

  • 1st radio transmission of NCRV in Netherlands
  • Albania becomes a republic (ex-premier Ahmed Zogoe's coup)
  • Richard Rodgers Theater (46th St Chanin's) opens at 226 W 46th NYC
  • School in Babb's Switch, Oklahoma, catches fire, 36 die

Famous Birthdays

  • Grigory Kriss, Russian Olympic champion fencer, born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • Roy Miller, West Indian cricketer (WI all-rounder in one Test 1953, 23 & 0-28), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Willem Drees, Dutch statesman (Prime Minister 1948–1958), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1988)
  • [Irving] Lee Dorsey, American pop and R&B singer (Working in the Coal Mine), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1986)
1924 Highlights

About December 24, 1924

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 96 years, 11 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

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