Events in year of 1924

  • 01-03British egyptologist Howard Carter finds sarcophagus of Tutankhamun
  • 01-12History of Science Society organized at Boston
  • 01-13Nationalist Wafd-party wins Egyptian parliament elections
  • 01-14Allies direct Fiume (Rijeka) in Italy
  • 01-153rd Dutch government Ruijs de Beerenbrouck forms
  • 01-22Baldwin government resigns in England
  • 01-22Dutch Blast Furnace and Steel Factory opens
  • 01-22KGO-AM in San Francisco CA begins radio transmissions
  • 01-23Ramsey MacDonald forms 1st Labour government in Britain
  • 01-24Mussolini disallows non-fascists work union
  • 01-24Russian city of St. Petersburg renamed Leningrad
  • 01-251st Winter Olympic games open in Chamonix, France
  • 01-26Charles Jewtraw, US 500m skater, takes 1st Winter Olympics gold medal
  • 01-27Egyptian King Foead nominates Saad Zaghloel Pasja Premier
  • 01-27Lenin placed in Mausoleum in Red Square
  • 01-29Ice cream cone rolling machine patented by Carl Taylor, Cleveland
  • 01-30Ponsford scores second 110 of the game in Vic win over New South Wales
  • 02-01New British MacDonald government recognizes USSR
  • 02-01Soccer team VSV Tonido forms in Voorburg
  • 02-01Soviet Union formally recognized by Britain
  • 02-02International Ski Federation (FIS) forms
  • 02-041st Winter Olympic games close at Chamonix France
  • 02-07Mussolini government exchanges diplomats with USSR
  • 02-081st coast-to-coast radio hookup: General John Joseph Carty speech in Chic
  • 02-09Nakhichevan ASSR constituted within Azerbaijan SSR
  • 02-10Bucky Harris, 27, becomes youngest baseball manager (Washingston Senators)
  • 02-12President Calvin Coolidge makes 1st presidential radio speech
  • 02-14IBM Corporation founded by Thomas Watson
  • 02-17Johnny Weissmuller sets 100-yard freestyle record (52.4 seconds)
  • 02-18US female Figure Skating championship won by Theresa Weld Blanchard

People born in year of 1924

  • 01-03Andre Franquin: Cartoonist
  • 01-03Henry M Fazzie: South African Union / UDF-leader
  • 01-03Roy Harding: British teacher
  • 01-07Roloff Beny: Alberta, Canada -- Painter / photographer (A Time of Gods)
  • 01-08Antai Ribari: Composer
  • 01-08Benjamin Lees [Lysniansky]: Harbin, Manchuria -- Composer
  • 01-08Robert Starer: Vienna, Austria -- Composer
  • 01-08Ron Moody: London, England -- Actor (12 Chairs, Wrong is Right)
  • 01-10Ludmilla Chiraeff: Ballet dancer
  • 01-11Don Cherry: Wichita, Texas -- Singer (Dean Martin Summer Show)
  • 01-11Slim Harpo: Musician
  • 01-12Jan Willem Radecker: Sculptor / Son of John Raedecker
  • 01-13Philip Rawson: Artist / teacher
  • 01-14Guy Williams: NYC, New York -- Actor (Zorro, Lost in Space)
  • 01-17Jewel Plummer Cobb: Educator / President (California State University at Fullerton)
  • 01-18Donald Baverstock: TV producer
  • 01-197th Earl of Carnarvon: English large landowner
  • 01-19Nicholas Colasanto: Providence, Rhode Island -- Actor (Coach Ernie-Cheers)
  • 01-20Yvonne Loriod: Houilles, France -- Pianist
  • 01-22J J Johnson: Composer / jazz trombonist
  • 01-248th Earl Spencer: English large landowner / father of Diane
  • 01-24David Craighead: Composer
  • 01-24Klaus George Roy: Composer
  • 01-24Marvin Kaplan: Brooklyn, New York -- Actor (Top Cat, Henry-Alice)
  • 01-24Robert W Kastenmeier: (Rep-D-Wisconsin, 1959- )
  • 01-25Lou "The Toe" Groza: AAFC, NFL tackle, kicker (Cleveland Browns)
  • 01-26Warren Frank Benson: Composer
  • 01-27Alexander Georgiyevich Chugayev: Composer
  • 01-27Kenneth Corfield: CEO (STC)
  • 01-27Rauf Denktasj: Turkish-Cypriot politician

People died in year of 1924

  • 01-13Georg H Quincke: German physicist (Test of Quincke), dies at 89
  • 01-14Arne Garborg: Norwegian playwright (Mannfolk), dies at 72
  • 01-15Geza Zichy: Composer, dies at 74
  • 01-21Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov Lenin: Russian leader, dies of a stroke at 53
  • 01-24Thephilo Braga: Portuguese Poet / politician, dies at 80
  • 01-28Simon Abramsz: Dutch writer (Artist book), dies at 56
  • 01-29Joseph Ludwig: Composer, dies at 79
  • 02-03Woodrow Wilson: 28th President (1913-21), dies at his home in Washington at 67
  • 02-05Alexis Hollander: Composer, dies at 83
  • 02-08Gee John: US mobster (1st executed in gas chamber-Nevada)
  • 02-15Lionel Monckton: English Composer (Country Girl), dies at 62
  • 02-17Oskar Merikanto: Composer, dies at 55
  • 02-21Salvatore Auteri Manzocchi: Composer, dies at 78
  • 02-23Thomas Woodrow Wilson: 28th US President (1913-21)
  • 02-24Edmond Picard: French / Belg writer (Ambidextre journalist), dies at 87
  • 03-01Louise MA: Princess of Belgium, dies at 66
  • 03-06Meyer E van Beem: Actor (Moittige Janus), dies at 85
  • 03-12Hilaire Comte de Chardonnet: Inventor (rayon)
  • 03-18John Frederick Bridge: Composer, dies at 79
  • 03-22R G Nivelle: French General (Verdun), dies at 67
  • 03-26Augusto de Oliviera Machado: Composer, dies at 78
  • 03-27Walter Parratt: Composer, dies at 83
  • 04-14Louis H Sullivan: Architect (Wainwright building St. Louis), dies at 67
  • 04-14Roland Napoleon Bonaparte: Fr officer / explorer (Surinam), dies at 65
  • 04-15Eduardo Caudella: Composer, dies at 82
  • 04-21Eleanora Duse: Ital actress (La Gioconda, La Locandiera), dies at 64
  • 04-26Josef Labor: Composer, dies at 82
  • 05-01August Cuppens: Flemish Author (Limburgs Driemanschap), dies at 62
  • 05-06Carel S Adama van Scheltema: Poet / writer (socialism), dies at 47
  • 05-08Lev N Lunts: Russian writer (Outside the Law), dies at 23

Events in year of 1925

  • 01-02Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region established (now in Tadzhik SSR)
  • 01-03Mussolini dissolves Italian parliament / becomes Dictator
  • 01-05French Baseball Federation awards silver medals to John McGraw, Charlie Comiskey, and Hugh Jennings
  • 01-05James Gleason and Richard Tabers "Is zat so?, " premieres in New York City
  • 01-05Nellie Taylor Ross became Governor of Wyoming, 1st woman gov in USA
  • 01-05Under Polish control, Danzig establishes Port Gdansk post office
  • 01-06Paavo Nurmi, sets indoor record, 4:13.6 mile and 14:44.6 5,000m
  • 01-07Musical "Big Boy" with Al Jolson premieres in New York City
  • 01-081st all-female US State Supreme Court appointed, Texas
  • 01-10France-Saarland forms
  • 01-11Franc B Kellogg replaces Charles Hughes on as US Secretary of State
  • 01-15Hans Luther forms German Government, with DNVP
  • 01-16Leon Trotsky dismissed as CEO of Russian Revolution Military Council
  • 01-20USSR and Japan sign treaty of Peking, Seychelles back to USSR
  • 01-21Albanian parliament announces itself a Republic; Ahmed Zogoe President
  • 01-22Albania Republic proclaimed under President Achmed Zogu
  • 01-24Moving picture of a solar eclipse taken from dirigible over Long Is
  • 01-24Sandler follows Branting as Premier of Sweden
  • 01-29British Liberals choose David Lloyd George as party leader
  • 01-30Turkish government throws out Constantine VI of Constantinople
  • 01-31Premier Ahmed Zogu becomes President of Angola
  • 02-02Belgian episcopacy rejects liberalism, communism and socialism
  • 02-02Dogsleds reach Nome with emergency diphtheria serum after 1000-km
  • 02-02NL holds Golden Jubilee Year meeting at same hotel where NL began
  • 02-08Marcus Garvey enters federal prison in Atlanta
  • 02-09German Minister Stresemann proposes security treaty with France
  • 02-09Haifa Technion (Israel), opens
  • 02-101st waterless gas storage tank put into service, Michigan City, Indiana
  • 02-10AL decides to alternate leagues for game 1 of World Series each year
  • 02-121st federal arbitration law approved by Congress

People born in year of 1925

  • 01-01George Conner: NFL tackle linebacker (Chicago Bears)
  • 01-01Valentina Cortesa: Milan, Italy -- Actress (Kidnap Syndicate)
  • 01-02Andry Maryanovich Nikodemovich: Composer
  • 01-02William J Crowe, Jr.: Kentucky, United States -- Chairman Joint Chief of Staff
  • 01-04Veikko Hakulinen: Finland -- 30K / 50K cross country skier (1956 Olympics - Gold Medalist)
  • 01-05Wolf Morris: Actor (Decoy)
  • 01-07Gerald Malcolm Durrell: Britain -- Zoologist / writer (Mockery Bird)
  • 01-08James Saunders: English chemist / playwright (Ark)
  • 01-09Abdelhamid Benhadugah: Novelist
  • 01-09Lee Van Cleef: New Jersey, United States -- Actor (For a Few Dollars More, Escape from NY)
  • 01-10Maxwell Roach: Composer
  • 01-12Bill Burrud: Hollywood, California -- Host (Safari to Adventure, Animal World)
  • 01-12Laurentiu Profeta: Composer
  • 01-13Gwen Verdon: Louisiana, United States -- Actress / singer / dancer (Cotton Club, Sweet Charity)
  • 01-13Rosemary Murphy: Munich, Germany -- Actress (Margaret-Lucas Tanner)
  • 01-14Yukio Mishima: Japan -- Novelist (Temple of Golden Pavilion)
  • 01-15Keith Bentley: International racing cyclist
  • 01-15Ruth Slenczynska: Sacramento, California -- Pianist
  • 01-17Annie Delorie: Dutch opera singer (Scenes & Arias)
  • 01-17Duane Hanson: US sculptor
  • 01-18Anthony Joly de Lotbiniere: TV producer
  • 01-18Gilles Deleuze: Philosopher
  • 01-18Roepie Kruize: Dutch field hockey player (Olympics Bronze 1948 / Silver 1952)
  • 01-19Nina [Mary] Bawden: English author (Afternoon of a Good Woman)
  • 01-20E Cardenal: Writer
  • 01-20Edwin Gordon: NYC, New York -- VOA correspondant
  • 01-20Eugen Gomringer: Writer
  • 01-20George Connol: NFL Hall-of-Famer
  • 01-21Oswald "Ossie" Stevens Nock: Railway writer
  • 01-22Leslie Silver: English paint manufacturer / multi-millionaire

People died in year of 1925

  • 01-12Oskar Brefeld: German botanist, dies at 85
  • 01-14Willem Devout: Self employed (V & Dreesmann)
  • 01-30Jakab Gyula Major: Composer, dies at 66
  • 01-30John F Mellaerts: Flemish social founder (Boerenbond), dies at 79
  • 02-02Antti Aarne: Finnish sociologist, dies at 57
  • 02-03Jaap Eden: Dutch World champion bicyclist / speed skating, dies at 51
  • 02-18James Lane Allen: US writer (Choir Invisible), dies at 75
  • 02-21Alfred Baldwin Sloan: Composer, dies at 52
  • 02-22Georges / Joris Helleputte: Belgian Catholic minister, dies at 72
  • 02-22Nina David [Mrs Radcliffe N Salomon]: Poet / author
  • 02-22Thomas C Allbutt: English physiologist, dies at 88
  • 02-25Pedro Miguel Marques y Garcia: Composer, dies at 81
  • 02-28Friedrich Ebert: Soc-dem President Germany
  • 03-04Moritz Moszkowski: Polish / German composer, dies at 70
  • 03-11Andreas Hallen: Composer, dies at 78
  • 03-12Sun Yat-Sen: Chinese revolutionary President, dies at 58
  • 03-14Walter Camp: Father of American football, dies at 65
  • 03-20George N Curzon: British Foreign Minister (1919-22), dies at 66
  • 03-23Aleksei Kuropatkin: Russian General / Minister of War, dies at 76
  • 03-27Carl G Neumann: German Mathematician / physicist, dies at 92
  • 03-30Rudolf Steiner: Austrian philosopher (anthroposophy), dies at 64
  • 04-01Francis William Davenport: Composer, dies at 77
  • 04-14Pieter D van Essen: Dutch artillery officer, dies at 54
  • 04-15John Singer Sargent: US portrait painter, dies at 69
  • 04-18Charles Ebbets: President (Dodgers)
  • 04-22Andre Caplet: Composer, dies at 46
  • 04-25George Stephanescu: Composer, dies at 81
  • 04-28Louis F J Bouwmeester: Actor (Shakespeare)
  • 05-12Alfred Milner: British Governor (Cape Colony) / minister, dies at 71
  • 05-12Amy Lowell: Writer, dies at 51