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'soperetta "Rose-Marie" opens to rave reviews at the Imperial Theatre, NYC; runs for 577 performances
  • Sep 2 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills NY: Bill Tilden wins 5th straight US singles title; beats Bill Johnston for 3rd consecutive 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

Assassination Attempt

Sep 6 Assassination attempt on Benito Mussolini fails

  • 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 Leopold and Loeb found guilty of the murder of Robert Franks in Chicago in the "the crime of the century"
  • Sep 10 New York Giants rip Boston Braves, 22-1 at the Polo Grounds; future Baseball HOF infielder Frankie Frisch goes 6-for-6 before grounding out
  • Sep 12 International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Philadelphia, PA: Bill Johnston & Bill Tilden clinch US 5th straight title beating Australians Pat O'Hara Wood & Gerald Patterson 5-7, 6-3, 6-4, 6-1 for 3-0 lead; ends 5-0
  • Sep 13 19th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Philadelphia (5-0)

Sports History

Sep 14 Walter Johnson selected as the American League MVP

  • Sep 16 St. Cardinals future Baseball HOF first baseman Jim Bottomley sets MLB all-time single game RBI record of 12 in a 17-3 rout of Brooklyn Robins at Ebbets Field
  • Sep 17 Italy signs treaty of Rapallo
  • Sep 18 Government routes 7 Provinces to Peking
  • 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

PGA Championship

Sep 20 PGA Championship Men's Golf, French Lick CC: 1921 champion Walter Hagen beats Englishman Jim Barnes 2-up in the final

  • Sep 24 Boston, Massachusetts, opens its airport
  • Sep 25 Malcolm Campbell sets world auto speed record at 146.16 miles per hour
  • 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 General 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 (d. 2020)
  • 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 Bridie Gallagher, Irish singer (A Mother's Love's A Blessing, The Boys from County Armagh), born in Donegal, Ireland (d. 2012)
  • 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 New York City, New York (d. 2012)
  • Sep 7 Leonard Rosenman, American Academy and Emmy Award-winning film and television composer (Rebel Without A Cause; Star Trek IV; Bound for Glory; Sybill),, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2008)
  • Sep 8 Gracie Cole, British jazz trumpeter (Ivy Benson's All-Girl Band), and bandleader, born in Rowlands Gill, Durham, England (d. 2006)
  • Sep 8 Marie-Claire Kirkland, Quebec lawyer and politician, born in Palmer, Massachusetts (d. 2016)
  • Sep 8 Mimi Parent, Canadian painter, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2005)
  • Sep 8 Wendell Ford, American politician (Sen-D-Kentucky, 1974-1999), Governor of Kentucky (1971-74), born in Owensboro, Kentucky (d. 2015)
  • 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 9 Sylvia Miles, American actress (Midnight Cowboy, Farewell My Lovely), born in NYC, New York (d. 2019)
  • Sep 10 Boyd K. Packer, LDS church apostle, born in Brigham City, Utah (d. 2015)
  • Sep 10 Hans Olof “Putte” Wickman, Swedish jazz clarinetist, born in Falun, Sweden (d. 2006)
  • Sep 10 Ted Kluszewski, American baseball 1st baseman (MLB All Star 1953-56; NL HR & RBI leader 1954; Cincinnati Reds), 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)
  • Sep 11 Rudolf Vrba, Slovak-Jewish biochemist and Holocaust survivor, born in Topoľčany, Czechoslovakia (d. 2006)

Tom Landry

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

  • Sep 12 Howard Curtis Nielson, American politician (Rep-R-UT, 1983-91), born in Richfield, Utah (d. 2020)
  • Sep 12 Jean Le Poulain, French actor (Divine), born in Marseille, France (d. 1988)
  • Sep 13 Harold Blair, Australian tenor and Aboriginal activist, born in Cherbourg Aboriginal Reserve, Queensland, Australia (d. 1976)
  • Sep 13 Maurice Jarre, French Academy and Grammy Award-winning film composer (Lawrence Of Arabia; Doctor Zhivago; Witness; Fatal Attraction), 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 14 Davidson Nicol, Sierra Leonean diplomat and author, born in Freetown, Sierra Leone (d. 1994)
  • Sep 14 Jerry Coleman, American MLB 2nd baseman, born in San Jose, California (d. 2014)
  • Sep 14 Jitka Snížková, Czech composer, music educator and musicologist, born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 1989)
  • Sep 14 John Michael Grimes, British set designer (Philby, Burgess and MacLean) (d. 1994)
  • Sep 15 Bobby Short, American cabaret singer and pianist (Carlisle Hotel), born in Danville, Illinois (d. 2005)
  • Sep 15 Lucebert, Dutch poet, painter and 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, Canadian choreographer (Piccadilly Palace), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 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 18 Zelda Fichandler, American theater director and producer (Raisin, K2), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2016)
  • 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 Jackie Paris, American jazz singer and guitarist ("Skylark"), born in Nutley, New Jersey (d. 2004)
  • 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) [1]
  • Sep 22 Abdulrahman Mohamed Babu, revolutionary, politician and pan-Africanist (Zanzibar revolution), born in Zanzibar, Sultanate of Zanzibar(d. 1996)
  • Sep 22 Charles Keeping, British illustrator (The Highwayman), born in London, England (d. 1988)
  • Sep 22 Norvel Lee, American boxer (Olympic gold 1952), born in Eagle Rock, Virginia (d. 1992)
  • Sep 22 Rosamunde Pilcher, English novelist (The Shell Seekers), born in Lelant, England (d. 2019)
  • Sep 24 Jean-Pierre Warner, British high court judge (d. 2005)
  • Sep 24 Nina Bocharova, Soviet-Ukrainian gymnast (Olympic gold balance beam, team 1952), born in Suprunivka, Ukraine (d. 2020)
  • Sep 24 Sammy Guillen, West Indian cricket wicket-keeper (5 Tests West Indies & 3 Tests New Zealand), born in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad & Tobago (d. 2013)
  • Sep 24 Sheila MacRae, British-born actress (Jackie Gleason Show), born in London, England (d. 2014)
  • Sep 25 Norman Ayrton, British actor and opera director (Royal Shakespearean Academy, born in London (d. 2017)
  • Sep 27 (Earl) "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, Angolan poet, born in Paulo de Luanda, Portuguese West Africa (d. 1991)
  • 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, honorary physician to the Queen (d. 2013)
  • Sep 30 Charles Quinlivan, American actor (Seven Guns to Mesa, Mr. Garlund), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 1974)

Truman Capote

Sep 30 Truman Capote, American author (Breakfast At Tiffany's; In Cold Blood), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1984)


Famous Deaths

  • Sep 5 Karel Komzák III, Austrian conductor and composer, dies at 46 [1]
  • Sep 6 Archduchess Marie Valerie of Austria, 4th and last child of Franz Joseph I of Austria and Elisabeth of Bavaria, dies at 56
  • Sep 10 Walter Lees, English cricket fast bowler (5 Tests, 26 wickets), dies at 48
  • Sep 11 Mieczyslaw Surzynski, Polish organ virtuoso and composer (1904 Organ Concerto), dies at 57
  • Sep 13 P. J. Hannikainen, Finnish composer, dies at 69
  • Sep 15 Anthony Johnson Showalter, American gospel composer, dies at 66
  • Sep 15 Frank Chance, American Baseball HOF first baseman (World Series 1907, 08; 2 x NL stolen base leader; NL runs leader 1906 Chicago Orphans/Cubs) and manager (Chicago Cubs, NY Yankees, Boston RS), dies at 47
  • Sep 18 Francis H. Bradley, British idealist philosopher (Appearance and Reality), dies at 78
  • Sep 19 Alick Bannerman, Australian cricket batsman (28 Tests, 8 x 50s; NSW 1876–94), dies at 70
  • Sep 24 Manuel Estrada Cabrera, 13th President of Guatemala (1898-1920), dies in prison at 66
  • Sep 25 Karel Burian (also Carl Burrian), Czech operatic tenor, dies at 54