On This Day

What Happened on October 15, 1924

Historical Events


Book releaseHistoric Publication

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

Writer and Surrealist André Breton
Writer and Surrealist
André Breton

USAStatue of Liberty

US President Calvin Coolidge declares Statue of Liberty a national monument
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The Statue of Liberty, New York
The Statue of Liberty, New York

Famous Birthdays

  • Colin Romoff, American orchestra leader (Andy Williams Show), born in NYC, New York (d. 2007)
  • 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? 95 years, 9 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Libra