What Happened on July 24, 1929

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • NY to San Francisco foot race ends (2½ months) winner is 60 year old Monteverde

AgreementTreaty of Interest

US President Herbert Hoover proclaims Kellogg-Briand Pact which renounces war

31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover
US Secretary of State Frank Kellogg
US Secretary of State
Frank Kellogg

Famous Birthdays

  • Alfred Binns, West Indian cricket wicketkeeper (1953-56), born in KIngston, Jamaica (d. 2017)
  • Hedda J. Garza, American writer and political activist, born in New York City (d. 1995)
  • Peter Yates, English film director (Breaking Away, Bullitt), born in Aldershot, Hampshire, England (d. 2011)