On This Day

What Happened on December 3, 1924

Famous Birthdays

  • F. Sionil José, Filipino novelist (Rosales Saga) and Philippine National Artist for Literature, born in Rosales, Pangasinan, Philippine Islands
  • Fred Taylor, American Basketball Hall of Fame coach (Ohio State University 1959-76; MLB Washington Senators 1950-52), born in Zanesville, Ohio (d. 2002)
  • John Backus, American computer scientist and inventor (FORTRAN computer language), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2007)
  • Roberto Mières, Argentine auto racer (USAC Road Racing C'ship Daytona 1,000 km 1959; 17 x F1 GP), born in Mar del Plata, Argentina (d. 2012)
  • Wiel Coerver, Dutch soccer manager (developer of Coerver Method, football coaching technique), born in Kerkrade, Netherlands (d. 2011)
1924 Highlights

About December 3, 1924

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 95 years, 11 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Sagittarius