On This Day

What Happened on October 5, 1924

Historical Events

  • 1st Little Orphan Annie-strip appears in NYC Daily News

Famous Birthdays

  • Barbara Kelly, Canadian-born actress (What's My Line?, United Kingdom), born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 2007)
  • Bill Dana [William Szathmary], American comedian, characters actor (José Jiménez) and screenwriter (The Nude Bomb, The Bill Dana Show), born in Quincy, Massachusetts (d. 2017)
  • Jose Donoso, Chilean writer (The Place Without Limits), born in Santiago (d. 1996)

Famous Deaths

  • Joseph Vezina, composer, dies at 75
  • Tom Campbell, cricketer (5 Tests for South Africa, ct 7 stp 1), dies
1924 Highlights

About October 5, 1924

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 96 years, 9 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Libra