On This Day

What Happened on February 3, 1924

Historical Events

  • Alexei Ryko elected as President of People's commission (succeeds Lenin)

Olympic Games1st Winter Olympics

Canada beats United States, 6-1 to retain the Olympic ice hockey gold medal (won at 1920 Summer Games) at the Chamonix Games; Canadian LW Harry Watson top scores with 46 points

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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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  • Switzerland claims the inaugural Olympic bobsleigh gold medal at the Chamonix Games, ahead of Great Britain and Belgium

Famous Deaths


Person of interestWoodrow Wilson

Woodrow Wilson, 28th US President (1913-21), dies at his home in Washington at 67

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson

1924 Highlights

About February 3, 1924

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 96 years, 11 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aquarius