On This Day

What Happened on June 8, 1924

Famous Birthdays

  • George Kirby, American comedian (ABC Comedy Hour, Pearl Bailey Show), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Iain Glidewell, Lord Justice of Appeal and Judge of Appeal of the High Court of the Isle of Man (d. 2016)
  • Ian Colquhoun, New Zealand cricket wicket-keeper (2 Tests, 4 dismissals), born in Wellington, New Zealand (d. 2005)
  • Lyn Nofziger, American journalist and political advisor to Ronald Reagan, born in Bakersfield, California (d. 2006)
  • Sheldon Allman, American-Canadian actor, singer, and songwriter (Nevada Smith, Harris Against the World), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2002)

Famous Deaths

  • Andrew Irvine, English mountain climber (climbing accident) (b. 1902)

Person of interestGeorge Mallory

George Mallory, English mountain climber ("because it is there"), dies in a climbing accident at 37

Mountain Climber George Mallory
Mountain Climber
George Mallory

1924 Highlights

About June 8, 1924

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 96 years, 5 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Gemini