On This Day

March 1924 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 1 Germany's prohibition of Communist Party KPD lifted
  • Mar 3 German & Turkish friendship/trade treaty signed
  • Mar 3 Sean O'Casey's "Juno & the Paycock" premieres in Dublin
  • Mar 4 "Happy Birthday To You" published by Claydon Sunny
  • Mar 5 Computing-Tabulating-Recording Corp becomes IBM
  • Mar 5 Frank Carauna, becomes 1st to bowl 2 successive perfect 300 games
  • Mar 5 King Hussein of Hedzjaz appoints himself kalief
  • Mar 6 British Labour government cuts military budget
  • Mar 8 Coal mine explosion kills 171 at Castle Gate, Utah
  • Mar 9 South Slavia aproves Italy's annexation of Fiume (Rijeka)
  • Mar 11 3rd term of Belgium Theunis government begins
  • Mar 11 Eden Phillpotts' "Farmer's Wife" premieres in London

Historic Event

Mar 16 The free port of Fiume is formally annexed by Mussolini's fascist regime.

Historic Event

Mar 17 Eugene O'Neill's "Welded" premieres in NYC

  • Mar 17 Netherlands & USSR begin talks over USSR recognition
  • Mar 17 Sweden & USSR exchange diplomats
  • Mar 20 Finnair begins scheduled flight of Helsinki-Tallinn
  • Mar 21 1st foreign language course broadcast on US radio (WJZ, NYC)
  • Mar 21 Mass Investors Trust becomes 1st mutual fund set up in US
  • Mar 24 Greece becomes a republic
  • Mar 25 Greek parliament selects admiral Paul Koundouriotis as premier
  • Mar 26 Premiere of Bernard Shaw's play "Saint Joan" opens in London
  • Mar 27 Canada recognizes USSR
  • Mar 27 New French government of Poincaré begins
  • Mar 28 WGN-AM in Chicago IL begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 29 Bavaria & Vatican reach accord
  • Mar 31 Croydon Airport, London: Imperial Airways established
  • Mar 31 London public transport strike ends

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 1 Donald "Deke" Kent Slayton, Sparta Wisc, Major USAF/astro (Apollo 18)
  • Mar 2 Albert TLCA Vogel, Dutch elocutionist
  • Mar 3 Ali Faik Zaghloul, Egyptian radio presenter (d. 1995)
  • Mar 6 William H. Webster, American judge, Director of the FBI (1978-87) and Director of the CIA (1987-91), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Mar 7 Eduardo Paolozzi, Scottish sculptor (Hydra), born in Leith, Scotland (d. 2005)
  • Mar 7 Kobo Abe, playwright (Woman, the Dunes), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Mar 8 Victor "Toby" Neuberg, teacher/writer
  • Mar 15 Yuri Bondarev, Russian writer (Silence), born in Orsk
  • Mar 18 Dom Alexandre José Maria dos Santos, Mozambican Roman Catholic Cardinal, Mozambique's 1st black priest, born in Zavala, Mozambique (d. 2021) [1]
  • Mar 20 Hermann Guggiari, Paraguay, engineer and sculptor (Rejas, NNUU)(d.2012)
  • Mar 22 Al Neuharth, American newspaper founder (USA Today)
  • Mar 22 Paul Fussell, American historian (The Great War and Modern Memory), born in Pasadena, California (d. 2012)
  • Mar 23 Peter Godfrey, chartered accountant
  • Mar 23 Bette Nesmith Graham, American inventor (liquid paper), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 1980)
  • Mar 28 Gerhard Fritsch, Austrian writer, born in Vienna (d. 1969)
  • Mar 28 Peter Baer, German-British artist and printmaker, born in Berlin (d. 1996)
  • Mar 31 Leo Buscaglia, American psychologist known as "Dr Love" (Love), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1998)

Weddings in History

  • Mar 19 American poet e.e. (Edward Estlin) Cummings marries first wife Elaine Orr. The marriage lasts less than 9 months.

Deaths in History

  • Mar 1 Princess Louise of Belgium, eldest daughter of Leopold II, dies at 66
  • Mar 12 Hilaire de Chardonnet, French industrialist and inventor (rayon), dies at 84
  • Mar 22 Robert Nivelle, French military officer, dies at 67