On This Day

What Happened on October 24, 1924

Historical Events

  • Christian General Feng Joe Siang occupies Beijing
  • Nobel prize for physiology or medicine awarded to Dutchman Willem Einthoven "for his discovery of the mechanism of the electrocardiogram"

Famous Birthdays

  • Jose Casanovas, Spanish composer, born in Barcelona (d. 1996)
  • Piet Roozenburg, Dutch World champion checker player (1948, 51, 52, 55), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 2003)
1924 Highlights

About October 24, 1924

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 95 years, 11 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Scorpio