Thursday 3 January 1924
It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Andre Franquin and Henry M Fazzie.
Der Mann mit der eisernen Maske, directed by Max Glass, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1924
On TV people were watching From Sparks: Flames (1924 TV Series).
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- The tenth night and ninth day of Christmas in Western Christianity
- The Festival of Sleep Day
- In astronomy the best date to view the Quadrantids meteor shower.
- Roman Empire - Festival in honour of Pax
- Feast day of St Genevieve
- In astronomy the approximate date of Earth's perihelion.
- Andre Franquin: Belgian cartoonist (Gaston Lagaffe) (d. 1997).
- Henry M Fazzie: South African Union / UDF-leader.
- Roy Harding: British teacher.
- Doug Ellis: British entrepreneur.
- Jean Muno: Belgian novelist, birth name Robert Burniaux, pen name Jean Muno, writing in French.
- Gordon Duquemin: American military, a career man who saw action in several arenas, including Korea and Vietnam, and rose to the rank of Major General.
- André Franquin: Belgian comic strip author. In 1945 he started to work for the publisher Dupuis, well known in Europe for his specialty of cartoons, where he was given the task of resuming the series "Spirou and Fantasio," which was published in 23 volumes. In 1952 he created the "Marsupilami" character, then in 1957, his anti-hero, "Gaston Lagaffe," a lazy, creative and superb blunderer. The strip retained such popularity that the series came out in 18 albums in 1997 to celebrate the 40th birthday of Gaston.
- Marv Myers: American cartoonist, noted for his cartoon collection, "Zodiac Humor," which was published by Astro-Analytics a few years ago. He currently draws the wine-tasting cartoon in the Los Angeles Times. He illustrated Phyllis Diller's comic strip "Phyllis and Fang" in the late 1960s.
- Otto Beisheim: German businessman and philanthropist founded Metro AG (d. 2013)
- Nell Rankin: American soprano and educator (d. 2005)
- British egyptologist Howard Carter finds sarcophagus of Tutankhamun
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