On This Day

What Happened on January 16, 1924

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

British Government of Stanley Baldwin resigns

British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin
British Prime Minister
Stanley Baldwin

Famous Birthdays

  • Katy Jurado, Mexican actress, 1st Latin actress to win a Golden Globe (High Noon, Broken Lance), born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico (d. 2002)

Famous Deaths

  • Maurice de Plessys, French poet (Palace Occidental), dies at 59
  • Winifred Cochrane, Countess of Dundonald, philanthropist (b. 1859)
1924 Highlights

About January 16, 1924

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 96 years, 10 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Capricorn