What Happened on October 1, 1924

Historical Events

Event of Interest

1st Dutch airliner, the Fokker F.VII takes off from Amsterdam for Batavia (Java) [1]

World Record

Finnish distance runner Paavo Nurmi runs world record 4 mile (19:15.4) & 5 mile (24:06.2)at Vilpuri, Russia

  • MLB Commissioner Kenesaw Landis bans NY Giants outfielder Jimmy O'Connell & coach Cozy Dolan from World Series after they attempt to bribe Phillies shortstop Heinie Sand
1924 History

Famous Birthdays

Jimmy CarterJimmy Carter (98 years old)

American politician, 39th US President (D) (1977-81), born in Plains, Georgia

  • Roger Williams [Louis Jacob Weertz], American popular music pianist ("Born Free"), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 2011)
  • William Rehnquist, American lawyer and 16th Chief Justice of the United States (1986-2005), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2005)
Born in 1924

About October 1, 1924

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 98 years, 5 months and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

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