On This Day

What Happened on October 28, 1924

Historical Events

  • French-Russian trade agreement signed

InventionScientific Discovery

Miner M.de Bruin discovers the infant fossil skull, "Taung child" in a lime quarry in Taung, South Africa. Paleoanthropologist Raymond Dart identifies the fossil as a new hominin species, Australopithecus africanus.

Paleoanthropologist Raymond Dart
Paleoanthropologist
Raymond Dart
  • White Sox beat NY Giants 8-4 in Dublin, less than 20 fans attend

Famous Birthdays

  • Alfonso Montecino, Chilean-American composer, born in Osorno, Chile (d. 2015)
  • Antonio Creus, Spanish racecar driver, born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1996)
1924 Highlights

About October 28, 1924

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 95 years, 9 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Scorpio