What Happened on October 15, 1924

Historical Events

Historic Publication

André Breton publishes his "Surrealist Manifesto" with Éditions du Sagittaire in Paris

Statue of Liberty

US President Calvin Coolidge declares Statue of Liberty a national monument


Famous Birthdays

  • Colin Romoff, American orchestra leader (Andy Williams Show), born in NYC, New York (d. 2007)
  • Henry Sy Sr., Chinese Malay businessman 'Philippines Retail King', born 1924 Jinjiang, China (d. 2019)
  • Lee Iacocca, American automotive executive (CEO of Chrysler Corp), born in Allentown, Pennsylvania (d. 2019)
  • Marguerite Andersen, German francophone writer and educator, born in Germany
  • Mark Lenard, American actor (Mr Spock's dad Sarek-Star Trek), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nigel Green, South African-born British character actor (Zulu, Skull, Tobruk, Ipcress File), born in Pretoria, South Africa (d. 1972)
1924 Highlights

About October 15, 1924

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 98 years, 3 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

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