On This Day

What Happened on February 1, 1924

Historical Events

  • Amsterdam's Netherlands Press Museum opens

Historic Event

Ramsay MacDonald's incoming Labour government formally recognizes the Soviet Union

Famous Birthdays

  • Ben Weider, Quebec businessman and author
  • Emmanuel Scheffer, Israeli soccer coach (Israel 1968–70, 78–79; only World Cup appearance 1970), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2012)
  • H. Richard Hornberger, American writer (d. 1997)
1924 Highlights

About February 1, 1924

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 97 years, 10 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aquarius