On This Day

What Happened on March 21, 1924

Historical Events

  • 1st foreign language course broadcast on US radio (WJZ, NYC)
  • Mass Investors Trust becomes 1st mutual fund set up in US

Famous Birthdays

  • Karl Heinz Fussl, Austrian composer, musicologist, publisher, and music critic, born in Jablonec, Czechoslovakia (d. 1992)
  • Otis Spann, American blues pianist and singer (The Blues Never Die!), born in Belzoni, Mississippi [or, perhaps, 1930 in Jackson, Mississippi] (d. 1970)
  • Philip Abbott, American character actor (The FBI; Sweet Bird of Youth), born in Lincoln, Nebraska (d. 1998)
1924 Highlights

About March 21, 1924

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 97 years, 10 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

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