On This Day

What Happened on May 1, 1924

Historical Events

  • Admiral Paul Koundouriotis becomes President of Greece

Historic Event

German automobile manufacturers Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft and Benz & Cie begin their first joint venture (later merge into Mercedes-Benz)

Famous Birthdays

  • Dennis Main-Wilson, British TV and radio producer (Marty, Till Death Us Do Part), born in Dulwich, London (d. 1997)
  • Earl George, American composer and pedagogue, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1994)
  • Enriko Josif, Serbian composer and pedagogue (Lyric Symphony), born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia (d. 2003)
  • Terry Southern, writer

Famous Deaths

  • August Cuppens, Flemish author (Limburgs Driemanschap), dies at 62
1924 Highlights

About May 1, 1924

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 97 years, 7 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

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