What Happened on January 30, 1924

Historical Events

1st Winter Olympics

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, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2007)
  • Margaret Yorke [Margaret Beda Nicholson], English author (Patrick Grant novels, No Medals for the Major), born in Compton, Surrey, England (d. 2012)
1924 Highlights

About January 30, 1924

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 98 years, 7 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

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