Historical Events in December 1924

Historic Publication

Dec 1 "La Révolution surréaliste" publishes its first issue in Paris, edited by André Breton

Music Premiere

Dec 1 George and Ira Gershwin's musical "Lady Be Good" premieres in NYC

  • Dec 1 Plutarco Elías Calles becomes President of Mexico
  • Dec 1 The Boston Bruins beat fellow expansion Montreal Maroons, 2-1 at Boston Arena; first NHL game to be played in the United States
  • Dec 2 British-German trade agreement signed
  • Dec 5 Hamilton Tiger Red Green scores 5 goals to beat Tor Maple Leafs 10-5
  • Dec 7 German election (Social Democrats win, Nazis & Communists lose)
  • Dec 9 Michael Hainisch re-elected Austrian president
  • Dec 9 Netherlands & Hungary trade treaty signed
  • Dec 10 Agreement reached on permanent rotation of World Series with each league, getting games 1, 2, 6, 7 in alternating years
  • Dec 12 Spanish troops leave Morocco
  • Dec 13 KOA-AM in Denver CO begins radio transmissions
  • Dec 14 Respighi's symphony "Pini di Roma" premieres in Paris

Election of Interest

Dec 16 Hiram Bingham is elected as a Republican to serve in the US Senate forcing him to resign as Governor of Connecticut after serving only one day in office, the shortest term of any Connecticut Governor

Music History

Dec 16 Noël Coward's "Vortex" premieres in London

  • Dec 17 1st US diesel electric locomotive enters service, Bronx, NY
  • Dec 17 The Hamilton Tigers and Ottawa Senators battle out the first scoreless game in NHL history; Jake Forbes (Hamilton) and Alex Connell (Ottawa) each record shutouts

Sports History

Dec 19 Test Cricket debut of Bill Ponsford, who scored 110 in 1st innings

Historic Event

Dec 19 The last Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost is sold in London, England.

Coup d'état

Dec 20 Adolf Hitler freed from jail early, having served only nine months of five-year sentence for "Beer Hall Putsch"

  • Dec 22 Babe Dye of NHL's Toronto St Patricks scores 5 goals beat Bruins 10-2
  • Dec 22 Philip Barry's "Youngest" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 23 German silent film classic "The Last Laugh" directed by F. W. Murnau and starring Emil Jannings is released
  • Dec 24 1st radio transmission of NCRV in Netherlands
  • Dec 24 Albania becomes a republic (ex-premier Ahmed Zogoe's coup)
  • Dec 24 Richard Rodgers Theater (46th St Chanin's) opens at 226 W 46th NYC
  • Dec 24 School in Babb's Switch, Oklahoma, catches fire, 36 die

Music History

Dec 26 Frances Gumm (later Judy Garland), age 2½, billed as 'Baby Frances', makes her show business debut

  • Dec 27 Albania is declared a dictatorship under Ahmed Beg Zofu
  • Dec 27 The US signs a treaty with the Dominican Republic, which supersedes that of 1907: in July, the Us had withdrawn its Marines and ended its occupation

Historic Event

Dec 30 Astronomer Edwin Hubble formally announces existence of other galactic systems at meeting of the American Astronomical Society

Historic Event

Dec 31 Italian Fascist Mussolini orders the suppression of opposition newspapers