What Happened on October 1, 1924

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events


Sports record brokenWorld Record

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

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi
  • Fokker F-7 1st flight (Amsterdam to Batavia)
  • 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

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestJimmy Carter

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

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
  • William Rehnquist, Ws, Supreme Court (1972-86)/chief justice (1987- )