On This Day

What Happened on July 20, 1924

Historical Events

  • 18th Tour de France won by Ottavio Bottecchia of Italy
  • Federation Internationale des Echecs (FIDE) forms in Paris
  • Tehran, Persia comes under martial law after the American vice consul, Robert Imbrie, is killed by a religious mob enraged by rumors he had poisoned a fountain and killed several people

Famous Birthdays

  • Hans Lodeizen, [Johannes A Frederik], Dutch poet (Inner Self)
  • Lola Albright, American singer and actress (Delta Country, Kid Galahad, A Cold Wind in August), born in Akron, Ohio (d. 2017)
  • Mort Garson, Canadian-American composer ("Our Day Will Come") and Moog synthesizer pioneer, born in St. John, New Brunswick (d. 2008)
  • Thomas Berger, American novelist (Vital Parts, Little Big Man), born in Cincinnati, Ohio, (d. 2014)
1924 Highlights

About July 20, 1924

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 96 years and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Cancer