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, 5,000m 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

Event of Interest

Lenin placed in Mausoleum in Red Square, Moscow

  • The Kingdom of Italy and the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes sign the Treaty of Rome, agreeing to the annexation of independent Free State of Fiume by Italy (now Rijeka, Croatia)
  • 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
1924 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexander Chugayev, Soviet Russian composer, born in Yeysk, USSR (d. 1990)
  • 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
Born in 1924

About January 27, 1924

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 99 years, 4 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

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