What Happened on June 19, 1924

Historical Events

World 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

Famous Birthdays

  • David Scott, British priest, Chaplain to the Queen (d. 1996)
  • Leo Nomellini, American College/Pro Football HOF defensive tackle (Uni of Minnesota; 6×First-team All-Pro; 10×Pro Bowl; NFL 1950s All-Decade Team; SF 49ers), born in Lucca, Italy (d. 2000)
  • 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)
Born in 1924
1924 Highlights

About June 19, 1924

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 98 years, 11 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

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