On This Day

What Happened on September 20, 1924

Historical Events

  • Carl Mays is 1st pitcher to win 20 games seasons for 3 different teams
  • Cub's Grover Cleveland Alexander beats NY Giants to win 300th game

Sport awardPGA Championship

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

Golfer Walter Hagen
Golfer
Walter Hagen
Pioneering Golfer Jim Barnes
Pioneering Golfer
Jim Barnes

Famous Birthdays

  • Gogi Grant [Myrtle Audrey Arinsberg], American singer ("The Wayward Wind"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • Jackie Paris, American jazz singer and guitarist ("Skylark"), born in Nutley, New Jersey (d. 2004)
  • James Galanos, American fashion designer (Coty Hall of Fame 1959), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • John Vassall, British spy and civil servant (spied for Soviet Union), born in London (d. 1996)
1924 Highlights

About September 20, 1924

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 97 years and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Virgo