On This Day

What Happened on October 1, 1924

Historical Events

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

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
  • 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
  • Roger Williams [Louis Jacob Weertz], American popular music pianist (Born Free), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 2011)
  • William Rehnquist, Ws, Supreme Court (1972-86)/chief justice (1987- )
1924 Highlights

About October 1, 1924

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 96 years, 1 month and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Libra