On This Day

What Happened on May 8, 1924

Historical Events

Music History

Arthur Honegger's "Pacifica 231" premieres

  • Memel territories given to Lithuania
  • Workers at Werkspoor in Amsterdam strike against 3rd wage cut

Famous Birthdays

  • Tristan Jones, British sailor and author, born off Tristan da Cunha (d. 1995)

Famous Deaths

  • Lev Lunts, Russian writer (Outside the Law, City of Truth), dies at 23
1924 Highlights

About May 8, 1924

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 97 years, 8 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

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