On This Day

What Happened on November 16, 1924

Historical Events

  • Cleveland Bulldogs lose, 12-7 to Frankford Yellow Jackets at Dunn Field; ends 31-game undefeated streak; NFL and major-league football record

Famous Birthdays

  • Joep de Boer, Dutch naval officer and politician (CDA), born in Venlo, Netherlands (d. 2006)
  • Mel Patton, American athlete (Olympic gold 200m, 4x100m relay 1948; WR 100 yards 9.2s 1948), born in Los Angeles, California, (d. 2014)

Famous Deaths

  • Alexander Andreyevich Archangel'sky, Russian composer, dies at 78
  • Edward Everett Rice, composer, dies at 75
1924 Highlights

About November 16, 1924

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 97 years and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

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