On This Day

What Happened on May 8, 1924

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Arthur Honegger's "Pacifica 231" premieres

Composer Arthur Honegger
Arthur Honegger
  • 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? 96 years, 8 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus