On This Day

What Happened on January 24, 1924

Historical Events

Historic Event

Benito Mussolini disallows non-fascist work union

  • Russian city of St Petersburg renamed Leningrad (changed back in 1991)

Famous Birthdays

  • David Craighead, American organist and educator, born in Strasburg, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
  • John Spencer, Earl of Spencer, English peer and father of Diana, Princess of Wales, born in London, England (d. 1992)
  • Marvin Kaplan, American character and voice actor (Top Cat- "Choo Choo"; Alice - "Henry"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • Robert Kastenmeier, American politician (Rep-D-WI, 1959-91), born in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

Famous Deaths

  • Marie-Adélaïde, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, dies at 29
  • Thephilo Braga, Portuguese poet & politician, dies at 80
1924 Highlights

About January 24, 1924

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 98 years, 3 months and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

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