On This Day

What Happened on January 8, 1924

Famous Birthdays

  • Benjamin Lees [Lysniansky], American composer, born in Harbin, China (d. 2010)
  • Kim Dae Jung, 8th President of South Korea (1998-2003) and 2000 Nobel Peace Prize 2000 laureate, born in Hauido, South Korea (d. 2009)
  • Robert Starer, Austrian-born American composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2001)
  • Ron Moody [Ronald Moodnick], British composer, singer and actor (12 Chairs, Oliver!), born in London, England (d. 2015)
1924 Highlights

About January 8, 1924

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 96 years, 10 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Capricorn