1924 in History – What happened in year 1924

In history, year 1924 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1924.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1924:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
22 januaryRamsay MacDonald took office as the first British Prime Minister from the Labour Party.
14 februaryThe Computing Tabulating Recording Company renamed itself toInternational Business Machines, one of the world's largest companies bymarket capitalization.
03 marchThe Free State of Fiume, a short-lived independent free state located in the modern city of Rijeka, Croatia, was annexed by the Kingdom of Italy.
08 marchThree violent explosions at a coal mine near Castle Gate, Utah, US, killed all 171 miners working there.
08 mayLithuania signed the Klaipeda Convention with the nations ofthe Conference of Ambassadors, taking the Klaipeda Region from EastPrussia and making it into an autonomous region under unconditionalsovereignty of Lithuania.
10 mayJ. Edgar Hoover became the director of the Bureau ofInvestigation, which would later become the U.S. Federal Bureau ofInvestigation.
21 mayUniversity of Chicago students Richard Loeb and Nathan Leopold,Jr. murdered a 14-year-old boy in a thrill killing out of a desire tocommit a perfect crime.
31 mayThe Soviet Union signed an agreement with the Beijing government, referring to Outer Mongolia as an "integral part of the Republic of China", whose "sovereignty" therein the Soviet Union promises to respect.
28 augustAn unsuccessful insurrection against Soviet rule in theGeorgian Soviet Socialist Republic, known as the August Uprising, began.
25 septemberA major landslide in Someo crushed 20 homes. It partially buried the rest of them leaving most of the villagers buried or swept away. The current count has reached 20 people dead.
27 septemberBandits have again attacked the Odessa to Moscow train, called the Odessa Express. Most of the passengers have been either killed or injured by the bandits. This is the 2nd time that they have attacked in two weeks leaving over 100 dead. The motive is a combination of robbery and fighting against the ruling Czars.
28 septemberA team of U.S. Army Air Service aviators landed in Seattle,Washington, to complete the first aerial circumnavigation of the world.
20 octoberAn earthquake creates commotion in most of the state of South Carolina and the surrounding area.
25 octoberThe Zinoviev letter, later found to be a forgery, was publishedin the Daily Mail, helping to ensure the British Labour Party's defeatin the UK general election four days later.
01 novemberNew York is the first state that has put an end to the restrictions that isolated Turkeys from Texas, after the foot and mouth outbreak in the beginning of the year.
03 novemberThe number of deaths caused by the pneumonic plague that has hit Los Angeles reaches 25. Precautionary measures have been taken by health officials in which they have sealed and isolated the areas where the deaths have occurred. This plague is believed to be caused by rats and actions will be taken to kill them.
23 novemberEdwin Hubble's discovery that Andromeda, previously believed tobe a nebula, is actually another galaxy, and that the Milky Way is onlyone of many such galaxies in the universe, was first published in anewspaper.
23 novemberEdwin Hubble published evidence in a newspaper that theAndromeda Nebula, previously believed to be part of the Milky Way, isactually another galaxy, one of many in the universe.
02 MayThe Netherlands refused to recognize the Soviet Union. Only Taiwan (Nationalist China) was recognized.
04 MayThe fifty-eight Olympic Games began in Paris, the capital of France.
05 JulyA military coup took place in São Paulo, Brazil.
10 JulyDenmark captured Greenland.
01 October39th US President Jimmy Carter was born.
15 OctoberUS President Calvin Coolidge declared the Statue of Liberty a national monument.
25 OctoberThe British arrested Subhash Chandra Bose and sent him to jail for two years.
04 NovemberItalian musician Giacomo Pocchini died. He presented his first work at the age of 36 called Edgar.
01 AugustKing Abdullah of Saudi Arabia was born.
14 DecemberRenowned filmmaker, director and actor Raj Kapoor was born.
25 DecemberAtal Bihari Vajpayee, the 10th Prime Minister of the country, was born in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh.
21 JanuaryIn the former Soviet Union, the leader of the communist revolution known as Lenin, Viladmir Elich Aulianov, died.


Famous birthdays in the year 1924:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 OctoberWilliam Rehnquist / Lawyer / United States of America
01 AprilBrendan Byrne / Judge / United States of America
02 AugustJames Baldwin / Poet / United States of America
03 JuneBernard Glasser / Producer / United States of America
05 OctoberBob Thaves / Cartoonist / United States of America
06 MayDenny Wright / Composer / United Kingdom
12 SeptemberAmílcar Cabral / Politician / Papua New Guinea
12 AugustMuhammad Zia-ul-Haq / Politician / Pakistan
13 AprilJohn T. Biggers / Painter / United States of America
15 AprilM. Canagaratnam / Politician / Sri Lanka
18 JuneGeorge Mikan / Basketball Player / United States of America
19 DecemberGary Morton / Producer / United States of America
19 SeptemberDon Harron / Actor / Canada
21 AprilIra Louvin / Writer / United States of America
22 March Bill Roost / Footballer / United Kingdom
22 SeptemberJ. William Middendorf / Politician / United States of America
25 JuneWilliam J. Castagna / Lawyer / United States of America
26 OctoberShaw Taylor / Actor / United Kingdom
27 MayJaime Lusinchi / Politician / Venezuela
30 AprilUno Laht / Author / Estonia

Famous Indian Personalities Birthdays in the year 1924:

YearName / Profession / Country
19 SeptemberSuchitra Mitra / Singer / India
21 JanuaryMadhu Dandavate / Politician / India
22 AugustHari Shankar Parsai / Writer / India
09 OctoberImmanuvel Devendrar / Soldier / India
30 January S. N. Goenka / Author / India
25 NovemberRaghunandan Swarup Pathak / Lawyer / India
11 NovemberIndraprasad Gordhanbhai Patel / Civil Servant / India
25 DecemberAtal Bihari Vajpayee / Politician / India
26 NovemberJasu Patel / Cricketer / India
03 JuneKarunanidhi / Politician / India
01 JuneBekal Utsahi / Poet / India
14 DecemberRaj Kapoor / Actor / India
03 JulyArjun Naidu / Cricketer / India
25 SeptemberArdhendu Bhushan Bardhan / Politician / India
16 AprilMadanjeet Singh / Author / India
05 February Duraisamy Simon Lourdusamy / Cardinal / India
24 January C. B. Muthamma / Soldier / India
24 FebruaryTalat Mahmood / Singer / India
24 JanuaryChonira Belliappa Muthamma / Civil Servent / India
21 AprilP. Bhaskaran / Poet / India

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