On This Day

What Happened on January 21, 1924

Historical Events

Historic Event

Vladimir Lenin's Testament is handed over to the Communist Party; it calls for changes to the Soviet governing structure and criticizes Joseph Stalin, Leon Trotsky and other members

Famous Birthdays

  • Benny Hill [Alfred Hawthorn Hill], British comedian (The Benny Hill Show), born in Southampton, Hampshire, England (d. 1992)

Famous Deaths

Vladimir Lenin

Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov Lenin, Russian Revolutionary leader and Premier, dies of a stroke at 53

1924 Highlights

About January 21, 1924

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 97 years, 11 months and 30 days
Leap Year: Yes

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