On This Day

What Happened on July 24, 1931

Historical Events

  • A fire at a home for the elderly in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania kills 48 people.
  • George Gunn gets 183 and son of a gunn George Vernon 100* same innings

Sports record brokenWorld Record

Paavo Nurmi runs world record 2 mile (8:59.6)

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi

Famous Birthdays

  • √Čric Tabarly, French Navy officer and yachtsman, born in Nantes, France (d. 1998)
  • Ermanno Olmi, Italian film director (The Tree of Wooden Clogs), born in Bergamo, Italy (d. 2018)

Famous Deaths

  • Willem Treub, Dutch economist and politician, dies at 75
1931 Highlights

About July 24, 1931

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 89 years, 4 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Leo