Monday 28 April 1924
It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Dick Ayers and Kenneth David Kaunda.
White Shadows, directed by Graham Cutts, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1924
while The Heirs Apparent by Philip Gibbs was one of the best selling books.
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- Arbor Day - legal state holiday in Nebraska, USA.
- National Heroes Day - public holiday in Barbados in honor of men and women who played a significant role in the island nation's history, such as Sir Garfield Sobers.
- Peter Chanel
- Louis Marie Grignon of Montfort
- Saints Vitalis and Valeria
- Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Saints Theodora and Didymus
- World Day for Safety and Health at Work, which developed from the Canadian observance.
- National Day of Mourning in Canada to commemorate workers killed, injured, or suffering illness due to occupational hazards and accidents.
- Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Jam�l (Beauty) - First day of the third month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
- Roman Empire - first day of the Floralia in honor of Flora.
- Kenneth David Kaunda: Founder / President (Zambia, 1964-91).
- Dick Ayers: American author and illustrator (d. 2014).
- Donatas Banionis: Lithuanian actor (d. 2014).
- Blossom Dearie: American singer and pianist (d. 2009).
- Kenneth Kaunda: Zambian educator and politician 1st President of Zambia.
- 119 die in Benwood, West Virginia, USA coal mine disaster.
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Top #3 songs in the USA
- You're in Kentucky Sure as You're Born - Isham Jones & His Orchestra
- I'm Goin' South - Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra
- Learn to Do the Strut - Vincent Lopez & His Orchestra
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