On This Day

What Happened on February 17, 1924

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • American swimmer Johnny Weissmuller sets 100m world freestyle record 57.4s at Miami, FL

Famous Birthdays

  • Gevork Vartanian, Iran, Soviet intelligence agent (Operation Long Jump), (d. 2012)
  • Margaret Truman, Mo, pres daughter/writer (Murder at FBI)/pianist

Famous Deaths

Person of interestHenry Bacon

Henry Bacon, American architect (Lincoln Memorial), dies at 57

Architect Henry Bacon
Henry Bacon
  • Oskar Merikanto, composer, dies at 55