On This Day

What Happened on January 30, 1924

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Gillis Grafström of Sweden wins men's figure skating gold medal at the Chamonix Winter Olympics; first to successfully defend his Summer Olympic title (1920) at the Winter Games
  • Great Britain clinch inaugural Olympic curling gold medal with a 46-4 win over France at the Chamonix Games
  • Norway’s Thorleif Haug claims first of 3 gold medals at the Chamonix Winter Olympics; wins 50k cross country in a Norwegian sweep of the medals; also 18k and Nordic combined champion
  • Ponsford scores second 110 of the game in Vic win over NSW

Famous Birthdays

  • Lloyd Alexander, American writer (d. 2007)
  • Margaret Beda Nicholson, author (No Medals for the Major)
  • Margaret Yorke [Margaret Beda Nicholson], Compton, Surrey, author (Patrick Grant novels), (d. 2012)