What Happened in September 1924

Historical Events

  • Sep 1 Kenchoji Rinzai temple in Kamakur Japan, heavily damaged by earthquake
  • Sep 2 Rudolf Friml and Herbert Stothart's "Rose Marie" opens to rave reviews in NYC
  • Sep 2 US Men's National Tennis Championship, Forest Hills NY: Bill Tilden wins 5th straight US title; beats Bill Johnston for 3rd straight year 6-1, 9-7, 6-2
  • Sep 3 Civil war breaks out in China (Gen Tsi moves to Shanghai)
  • Sep 3 L Stallings & M Anderson's "What Price Glory?" premieres in NYC

MurderAssassination Attempt

Sep 6 Assassination attempt on Benito Mussolini fails

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • Sep 6 Charles Paddock captures 100 & 200 yd AAU national senior outdoor track & field championships
  • Sep 8 Alexandra Kollontai of Russia becomes 1st woman ambassador
  • Sep 9 Hanapepe Massacre occurs on Kauai, Hawaii.
  • Sep 10 Giants rip Braves 22-1, Frisch goes 6-for-6 before grounding out
  • Sep 10 Leopold and Loeb found guilty of the murder of Robert Franks in Chicago in the "the crime of the century"
  • Sep 13 19th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Philadelphia (5-0)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 14 Walter Johnson selected as the American League MVP

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • Sep 16 Cardinal Jim Bottomley bats in 12 RBIs in 1 game
  • Sep 17 Italy signs treaty of Rapallo
  • Sep 18 Government routes 7 Provinces to Peking

Sport awardGolf Major

Sep 20 7th PGA Championship: Walter Hagen wins at French Lick CC, Indiana

Golfer Walter Hagen
Golfer
Walter Hagen
  • Sep 20 Carl Mays is 1st pitcher to win 20 games seasons for 3 different teams
  • Sep 20 Cub's Grover Cleveland Alexander beats NY Giants to win 300th game
  • Sep 24 Boston, Massachusetts, opens its airport
  • Sep 25 Malcolm Campbell sets world auto speed record at 146.16 MPH
  • Sep 27 Giants clinch their 4th straight pennant, beating Phils 5-1
  • Sep 28 2 US Army planes end around-world flight, Seattle to Seattle, 57 stops
  • Sep 28 French government names Gen Serrail governor-general of Syria
  • Sep 28 General Plutarco Calles elected president of Mexico
  • Sep 29 Santo Domingo joins League of Nations
  • Sep 29 Senators clinch pennant, finishing 2 games in front of Yankees
  • Sep 30 Allies stop checking on German navy

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 2 Daniel arap Moi, Kenyan politician, President of Kenya (1978-2002), born in Kurieng'wo, Kenya
  • Sep 4 Joan Aiken, English writer of children's books (The Whispering Mountain), born in Rye, Sussex, England (d. 2004)
  • Sep 5 Krystyna Moszumanska-Nazar, Polish composer, born in Lviv, Ukraine (d. 2009)
  • Sep 6 John Melcher, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Montana), born in Sioux City, Iowa (d. 2018)
  • Sep 7 Charles Braswell, American actor (Only Game in Town), born in McKinney, Texas (d. 1974)
  • Sep 7 Daniel K. Inouye, American politician (US Senator, 1963-2012), born in Honolulu, Hawaii (d. 2012)
  • Sep 7 Hugh Aitken, American composer, born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • Sep 7 Leonard Rosenman, American composer (Rebel Without A Cause; Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2008)
  • Sep 7 Bridie Gallagher, singer (A Mother's Love's A Blessing, The Boys from County Armagh), born in Donegal, Ireland (d. 2012)
  • Sep 8 Wendell H Ford, (Sen-D-Kentucky, 1974- )
  • Sep 8 Mimi Parent, Canadian painter (d. 2005)
  • Sep 8 Marie-Claire Kirkland, Quebec politician
  • Sep 9 Bettejane "Jane" Greer, American actress (Out of the Past, Prisoner of Zenda, Clown), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2001)
  • Sep 9 Nino Bibbia, Italian bobsled (Olympic gold 1948)
  • Sep 9 Rik Van Steenbergen, Belgian cyclist (d. 2003)
  • Sep 10 Boyd K. Packer, LDS church apostle, born in Brigham City, Utah (d. 2015)
  • Sep 10 Ted Kluszewski, American baseball 1st baseman (4-time MLB All Star), born in Argo, Illinois (d. 1988)
  • Sep 11 Daniel Akaka, American educator and politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Hawaii), born in Honolulu, Hawaii (d. 2018)

Person of interestTom Landry

Sep 11 Tom Landry, American NFL player (NY Giants) and coach (Dallas Cowboys), born in Mission, Texas (d. 2000)

NFL Head Coach Tom Landry
NFL Head Coach
Tom Landry
  • Sep 11 Rudolf Vrba, Slovak-Jewish biochemist and Holocaust survivor, born in Topoľčany, Czechoslovakia (d. 2006)
  • Sep 12 Howard Curtis Nielson, American politician (Rep-R-UT, 1983-91), born in Richfield, Utah
  • Sep 12 Jean Le Poulain, French actor (Divine), born in Marseille, France (d. 1988)
  • Sep 13 Maurice Jarre, French composer (Doctor Zhivago-Acad Award 1966), born in Lyon, France (d. 2009)
  • Sep 13 Norman Alden, American character actor (I Never Promised You a Rose Garden), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2012)
  • Sep 13 Scott Brady [Gerald Tierney], American actor (Shotgun Slade, China Syndrome, Gremlins, Johnny Guitar), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1985)
  • Sep 13 Harold Blair, Australian tenor and Aboriginal activist, born in Cherbourg Aboriginal Reserve, Queensland, Australia (d. 1976)
  • Sep 14 Jerry Coleman, American MLB 2nd baseman, born in San Jose, California (d. 2014)
  • Sep 14 John Michael Grimes, British set designer (Philby, Burgess and MacLean) (d. 1994)
  • Sep 14 Davidson Nicol, Sierra Leonean diplomat and author, born in Freetown, Sierra Leone (d. 1994)
  • Sep 15 Bobby Short, Danville Ill, singer/pianist (Carlisle Hotel)
  • Sep 15 Lucebert, Dutch poet/painter/cartoonist (Boozz, PC Hooft prize 1967)
  • Sep 16 Lauren Bacall, American actress and singer named the 20th greatest female star of classic Hollywood cinema (Dark Passage, Key Largo), born in Staten Island, New York (d. 2014)
  • Sep 16 Paddy Stone, choreographer (Piccadilly Palace), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Sep 18 Zelda Fichandler, American theater director and producer (Raisin, K2), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2016)
  • Sep 18 J. D. Tippit, American police officer murdered by Lee Harvey Oswald shortly after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, born in Texas (d. 1963)
  • Sep 19 Ernest Tomlinson, English composer (Light music), born in Rawtenstall, Lancashire (d.2015)
  • Sep 20 Gogi Grant [Myrtle Audrey Arinsberg], American singer (The Wayward Wind), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • Sep 20 James Galanos, American fashion designer (Coty Hall of Fame 1959), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • Sep 20 John Vassall, British spy and civil servant (spied for Soviet Union), born in London (d. 1996)
  • Sep 21 Gail Russell, American actress (The Uninvited, Moonrise, Unseen), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1961)
  • Sep 22 Abdulrahman Mohamed Babu, politician
  • Sep 22 Norvel la Follette Ray Lee, lt-HW boxer (Olympic gold 1952)
  • Sep 22 Charles Keeping, British illustrator (d. 1988)
  • Sep 22 Rosamunde Pilcher, English novelist
  • Sep 24 Jean-Pierre Warner, British high court judge
  • Sep 24 Sheila MacRae, British-born actress (Jackie Gleason Show), born in London, England (d. 2014)
  • Sep 24 Sammy Guillen, West Indian cricketer (wicket-keeper for West Indies & NZ), born in Port of Spain, Trinidad (d. 2013)
  • Sep 24 Nina Bocharova, Soviet-Ukrainian gymnast (Olympic gold 1952), born in Suprunivka, Ukraine
  • Sep 25 Norman Ayrton, English actor and opera director (Royal Shakespearean Acad - UK), born in London (d. 2017)
  • Sep 27 Earl Rudolph "Bud" Powell, American jazz pianist and composer, born in Harlem, New York (d. 1966)
  • Sep 27 Bernard Waber, American author, (d. 2013)
  • Sep 27 Fred Singer, American scientist
  • Sep 27 Josef Skvorecky, Czechoslovakia, writer and publisher (End of the Nylon Age, The Cowards) (d. 2012)
  • Sep 28 Antonio Jacinto, Portuguese West Africa, Angolan poet
  • Sep 28 Marcello Mastroianni, Italian actor (8½, La Dolce Vita; Dark Eyes, The Pizza Triangle), born in Fontana Liri, Lazio, Kingdom of Italy (d. 1996)
  • Sep 29 David Atkinson, British air marshal
  • Sep 30 Charles Quinlivan, American actor (Seven Guns to Mesa, Mr. Garlund), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 1974)

Person of interestTruman Capote

Sep 30 Truman Capote, American author (In Cold Blood), born in New Orleans, Louisiana


Famous Deaths

  • Sep 10 Walter Lees, cricketer (26 wkts on 5 Tests Eng v SA 1905-06), dies
  • Sep 11 Mieczyslaw Surzynski, Polish organ virtuoso and composer (1904 Organ Concerto), dies at 57
  • Sep 13 Pekka Hannikainen, composer, dies at 69
  • Sep 15 Anthony Johnson Showalter, American gospel composer, dies at 66
  • Sep 18 Francis H. Bradley, British idealist philosopher (Appearance and Reality), dies at 78
  • Sep 19 Alick Bannerman, cricketer (28 Tests for Australia, 1108 runs), dies
  • Sep 24 Manuel Estrada Cabrera, 13th President of Guatemala (1898-1920), dies in prison at 66