On This Day

What Happened on January 27, 1924

Historical Events

1st Winter Olympics

Clas Thunberg of Finland claims 3 gold medals in one day when he wins the 1,500m, 10,000m and all-round speed skating events at the Chamonix Winter Olympics; won 5,000m the day before

  • Egyptian king Foead nominates Saad Zaghloel Pasja premier

Historic Event

Lenin placed in Mausoleum in Red Square, Moscow

  • The Natal Indian Congress and the Natal Indian Association jointly organise a mass meeting in Durban, South Africa in opposition to the Class Areas Bill

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexander Georgiyevich Chugayev, composer
  • Brian Rix [Lord Rix], British actor and activist (Mencap), born in Cottingham, Yorkshire (d. 2016)
  • Kenneth Corfield, CEO (STC)
  • Rauf Denktasj, Turkish-Cypriot politician
  • Sabu [Dastagir], Indian actor (The Thief of Bagdad, Elephant Boy, Drum), born in Mysore, British India (d. 1963)
  • William van Straubenzee, British MP
1924 Highlights

About January 27, 1924

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 97 years, 10 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

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