On This Day

What Happened on January 29, 1924

Historical Events

  • Ice cream cone rolling machine patented by Carl Taylor, Cleveland

Olympic Games1st Winter Olympics

Swiss team of Denis Vaucher (C), Alfred Aufdenblatten, Antoine Julen & Alfons Julen win the military patrol gold medal at the Chamonix Winter Olympics; first version of the biathlon

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Einar Landvik, Nordic skier from Norway, competes in the first-ever Winter Olympics in Chamonix, France, 1924
Einar Landvik, Nordic skier from Norway, competes in the first-ever Winter Olympics in Chamonix, France, 1924
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Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Trubshaw, British test pilot, first to fly Concorde, born in Liverpool (d. 2001)
  • Lord John Gregson, British Labour politician and Baron, born in Manchester, England (d. 2009)
  • Luigi Nono, Italian avant-garde composer (Canonic Variations), born in Venice, Italy (d. 1990)
  • Marcelle Ferron, Quebec painter and stained glass artist (d. 2001)
  • Peter Voulkos, American artist (d. 2002)

Famous Deaths

  • Joseph Ludwig, composer, dies at 79
1924 Highlights

About January 29, 1924

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 96 years, 11 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aquarius