On This Day

What Happened on June 26, 1924

Historical Events

  • "Ziegfeld Follies of 1924", featuring Billie Burke and W.C. Fields, opens at the New Amsterdam Theatre, NYC
  • After 8 years of occupation, US troops leave Dominican Republic

Famous Birthdays

  • Kostas Axelos, Greek-French philosopher, born in Athens, Greece (d. 2010)
  • Peter Miles, British Army officer, businessman and courtier in the Household of Elizabeth II, born in Long Ashton, Somerset (d. 2013)
  • Syd Lawrence, British bandleader (Syd Lawrence Orchestra), born in Wilmslow, Cheshire, England (d. 1998)
1924 Highlights

About June 26, 1924

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 97 years, 5 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

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