On This Day

What Happened on July 5, 1924

Historical Events

  • Military revolt in Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Wimbledon Men's Tennis: In the first all-French final Jean Borotra beats René Lacoste 6-1, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-4

Famous Birthdays

  • János Starker, Hungarian-American cellist, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2013)
  • Niels Jannasch, Canadian historian and museum curator, born in Holzminden, Germany (d. 2001)
1924 Highlights

About July 5, 1924

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 97 years, 2 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Cancer