On This Day

What Happened on February 2, 1924

Historical Events

  • International Ski Federation (FIS) forms

Olympic Games1st Winter Olympics

Norway’s Thorleif Haug takes the cross-country double at the Chamonix Winter Olympics when he wins the 18k event; Haug also 50k gold medalist

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Einar Landvik, Nordic skier from Norway, competes in the first-ever Winter Olympics in Chamonix, France, 1924
Einar Landvik, Nordic skier from Norway, competes in the first-ever Winter Olympics in Chamonix, France, 1924
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Famous Birthdays

  • Elfi von Dassanowsky, Austrian-American producer and musician
  • Sonny Stitt [Edward Hammond Boatner Jr], American jazz saxophonist (Blows the Blues), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1982)
1924 Highlights

About February 2, 1924

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 96 years, 9 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aquarius