On This Day

What Happened on June 19, 1924

Historical Events


Sports record brokenWorld Record

Paavo Nurmi runs world record 1500m of 3:52.6; 50 minutes later sets 5,000m WR 14:28.2; also runs WR 3-mile time 14:02.00 within that event in Finnish Olympic trials in Helsinki

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi

Famous Birthdays

  • David Scott, British priest, Chaplain to the Queen (d. 1996)
  • Leo Nomellini, NFL defensive tackle (SF 49ers)
  • Sybren Polet [Sijbe Minnema], Dutch writer and poet (Mannekino), born in Kampen, Overijssel, Netherlands (d. 2015)
  • Wassil Bykau, Belarusian writer, born in Bytschki, Vitebsk Region (d. 2003)
1924 Highlights

About June 19, 1924

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 96 years, 5 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Gemini