What Happened on February 4, 1924

Historical Events

  • George Kelly's play "Show-Off," premieres in New York City

1st Winter Olympics

Jacob Tullin Thams of Norway wins ski jumping gold at the Chamonix Winter Olympics; in 1936 he earns a silver medal in sailing at Berlin Summer Games

  • Norway sweeps the medals in the Nordic combined event at the inaugural Chamonix Winter Olympics; Thorleif Haug wins his 3rd gold of the Games ahead of teammates Thoralf Strømstad & Johan Grøttumsbråten
1924 History

Famous Weddings

Louis Armstrong

Jazz musician Louis Armstrong (22) weds jazz pianist Lillian "Lil" Hardin (26) - 2nd try for each; separate in 1931 and divorce in 1938

About February 4, 1924

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 99 years, 1 month and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

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