What Happened on June 19, 1924

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

Sports record brokenWorld Record

Paavo Nurmi runs world record 1500m (3:52.6)

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)
  • Wassil Bykau, Belarusian writer, born in Bytschki, Vitebsk Region (d. 2003)