On This Day

What Happened on January 31, 1924

Historical Events


Olympic Games1st Winter Olympics

Austrians Helene Engelmann & Alfred Berger win the pairs skating gold medal at the Chamonix Winter Olympics; beat Finnish pair Ludowika Jakobsson & Walter Jakobsson by just 0.39 points

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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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  • Herma Szabo of Austria wins the ladies figure skating gold medal at the Chamonix Winter Olympics; only women's event at the Games

Famous Birthdays

  • Robert Gatehouse, former High Court judge
  • Tengiz Abuladze, filmmaker
1924 Highlights

About January 31, 1924

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 96 years, 9 months and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aquarius