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)

World 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 Flying Finn Paavo Nurmi
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

Jimmy 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, American lawyer and 16th Chief Justice of the United States (1986-2005), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2005)
1924 Highlights

About October 1, 1924

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 97 years and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

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