1924: On This Year


1924 (MCMXXIV in Roman Numerals) was the year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1924th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations.

Is 1924 a year special to you? If so you may like to discover what 1924 was famous for, who won the Oscars and the Nobel Prizes in 1924, who was Time's Person of the Year in 1924, which books, music and movies were top of the charts in 1924, what Chinese zodiac sign is associated to 1924, what babynames were most popular that year, what was the World population on that year and what happend in 1924.

On this page we will address all your questions and curiosities about 1924 to help you enjoy your trip down memory lane.


What was 1924 known for ?

  • 1924 opens with the death of Soviet leader Lenin on January 21st. His successor Joseph Stalin begins a series of political purges that’ll ensure his total dominance within the hierarchy of the Soviet Union, a post he held for 30 years.
  • Stalin would go on to become one of the most influential political figures of the 20th century.
  • In the United Kingdom, Ramsay MacDonald becomes the first Labour Prime Minister on January 22nd, heralding the party’s political importance in decades to come.
  • The year also marks the abolishment of the 1400-year-old Islamic Caliphate in Turkey. All the while, the international community is trying to deal with the issues around war reparations from Germany after World War I. 1924 was a big year for the United States.
  • President Calvin Coolidge became the first President to deliver a radio address from the White House on February 22nd and, on June 2nd, signed the Indian Citizenship Act into law. He was re-elected for a second term in November. J. Edgar Hoover is appointed head of the Bureau of Investigation, which became the famous Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) under his leadership. Finally, Nellie Taylor-Ross of Wyoming became the first woman elected governor.
  • In sports, France held both the Winter and Summer Olympics, in Chamonix and Paris, respectively. In the arts, George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue was performed for the first time at New York City’s Aeolian Hall and French author André Breton published the first Surrealist Manifesto. In science, astronomer Edwin Hubble (after whom the Hubble Space Telescope is named) discovers that Andromeda is in fact a galaxy, as opposed to a nebula.
  • Notable births in 1934 include American actor Marlon Brando, Armenian-French singer Charles Aznavour, American conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly and former U.S. President and Nobel Peace Prize Recipient Jimmy Carter.

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1924: What were the most popular books published that year?

The most popular and best selling books in 1924 were:

When We Were Very Young (Winnie-the-Pooh, #3) by A.A. Milne

When We Were Very Young (Winnie-the-Pooh, #3)


A.A. Milne's classic book of poetry for children, "When We Were Very Young," offers a heart-warming and funny introduction to children's poetry, featuring the beloved characters from the Winnie-the-Pooh stories. Milne's timeless tales, along with E.H. Shepard's iconic illustrations, have …

The Collected Poems of Emily Dickinson by Emily Dickinson

The Collected Poems of Emily Dickinson


Emily Dickinson's poetry is renowned for its concise yet profound exploration of the human experience, marked by innovative use of form and language that profoundly influenced modern poetry. Despite the brevity of her poems, her writing delves into the sublime …

A Passage to India by E.M. Forster

A Passage to India


When Adela Quested and Mrs Moore arrive in Chandrapore, they feel trapped by the prejudiced 'Anglo-Indian' community, but seek the guidance of Dr Aziz to explore the 'real India'. However, a mysterious incident in the Marabar caves leads to a …

The Boxcar Children (The Boxcar Children, #1) by Gertrude Chandler Warner

The Boxcar Children (The Boxcar Children, #1)


The Alden children establish a home in a boxcar, determined to remain united, and in doing so, they discover a grandfather.

The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann

The Magic Mountain


The novel uses a Swiss Alps sanatorium, a community dedicated solely to illness, as a microcosm for pre-1914 Europe, which was already exhibiting signs of its own terminal irrationality. This monumental work is a blend of erudition, irony, sexual tension, …

Rat chinese zodiac sign

1924: What was the Chinese Zodiac sign associated with the year 1924?

According to the Chinese Zodiac and Astrology 1924 was the Year of the Rat.

Discover Zodiac Sign Characteristics and Personality Traits of people born under the Rat sign.

Nobel Prize

1924: Nobel Prize Winners of the Year

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1924: What were the most popular baby names in the USA that year ?

The 3 most popular baby names in 1924 were Robert, John and William for boys and Mary, Dorothy and Helen for girls according to the US Census Bureau historical records.

1924: What were the Top #10 male names given to baby boys that year?

The Top # 10 male names given to baby boys in 1924 in the USA according to the US Census Bureau historical records were:

  • Robert
  • John
  • William
  • James
  • Charles
  • George
  • Joseph
  • Richard
  • Edward
  • Donald

1924: What were the Top #10 female names given to baby girls that year?

The Top # 10 female names given to baby girls in 1924 in the USA according to the US Census Bureau historical records were:

  • Mary
  • Dorothy
  • Helen
  • Betty
  • Margaret
  • Ruth
  • Virginia
  • Mildred
  • Doris
  • Frances

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1924: What was the number 1 song in the USA that year?

The number 1 song in the USA in 1924, i.e. the best selling and most popular song of tha year, was California, Here I Come! by Al Jolson

1924: What was the music chart in the USA that year?

The Music Chart in the USA in 1924 with the top 10 most popular songs, was:

  1. California, Here I Come! by Al Jolson
  2. Memory Lane by Fred Waring's Pennsylvanians
  3. I Wonder What's Become of Sally? by Al Jolson
  4. Rememb'ring by Duncan Sisters
  5. I Wonder What's Become of Sally by Van & Schenck
  6. Red-Hot Mama by Sophie Tucker
  7. Song of Songs by Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra
  8. I Love You by Lewis James

1924: What were the most popular movies that year ?

The most popular movies and box office hits in 1924 were:

Beau Brummel

Release year: 1924

Directed by: Harry Beaumont

Starring: John Barrymore, Mary Astor, Willard Louis, Carmel Myers

Country: United States of America

Sherlock Jr.

Release year: 1924

Directed by: Buster Keaton

Starring: Buster Keaton, Kathryn McGuire, Joe Keaton, Erwin Connelly

Country: United States of America

The Last Laugh

Release year: 1924

Directed by: F.W. Murnau

Starring: Emil Jannings, Maly Delschaft, Max Hiller, Emilie Kurz

Country: United States of America


Release year: 1924

Directed by: Allan Dwan

Starring: Gloria Swanson, Tom Moore, Lilyan Tashman, Ian Keith

Country: United States of America

The Thief of Bagdad

Release year: 1924

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

Starring: Douglas Fairbanks, Julanne Johnston, Snitz Edwards, Charles Belcher

Country: United States of America


What happened in 1924?

Here's what happened in 1924:

  • Jan 3, 1924: British egyptologist Howard Carter finds sarcophagus of Tutankhamun
  • Jan 10, 1924: The British submarine ''L-24'' sinks in the English Channel 43 are killed.
  • Jan 12, 1924: History of Science Society organized at Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
  • Jan 13, 1924: Nationalist Wafd-party wins Egyptian parliament elections.
  • Jan 14, 1924: Allies direct Fiume (Rijeka) in Italy.
  • Jan 16, 1924: Eleftherios Venizelos becomes Prime Minister of Greece for the fourth time.
  • Jan 22, 1924: KGO-AM in San Francisco CA begins radio transmissions
  • Jan 23, 1924: Ramsey MacDonald forms first Labour government in Britain.
  • Jan 24, 1924: Russian city of Saint Petersburg is renamed Leningrad.
  • Jan 25, 1924: 1st Winter Olympic games open in Chamonix, France
  • Jan 26, 1924: Charles Jewtraw, US 500m skater, takes first Winter Olympics gold medal.
  • Jan 27, 1924: Lenin placed in Mausoleum in Red Square
  • Jan 29, 1924: Ice cream cone rolling machine patented by Carl Taylor, Cleveland, Ohio.
  • Feb 1, 1924: Soccer team VSV Tonido forms in Voorburg
  • Feb 2, 1924: International Ski Federation (FIS) founded.
  • Feb 4, 1924: 1st Winter Olympic games close at Chamonix France
  • Feb 5, 1924: The Royal Greenwich Observatory begins broadcasting the hourly time signals known as the Greenwich Time Signal or the ''BBC pips''.
  • Feb 7, 1924: Death penalty: The first state execution using gas in the United States takes place in Nevada.
  • Feb 8, 1924: US mobster Gee John is first executed in gas chamber, in Nevada.
  • Feb 9, 1924: Nakhichevan ASSR constituted within Azerbaijan SSR.
  • Feb 10, 1924: Bucky Harris, 27, becomes youngest baseball manager (Washington Senators).
  • Feb 12, 1924: President Calvin Coolidge makes 1st presidential radio speech
  • Feb 14, 1924: IBM Corporation founded by Thomas Watson
  • Feb 16, 1924: February 26 ampndash Dock strikes break out in various U.S. harbors.
  • Feb 17, 1924: Johnny Weissmuller sets 100-yard freestyle record (52.4 seconds).
  • Feb 18, 1924: US Minister of Marine Edwin Denby ends term due to Teapot Dome-scandal.
  • Feb 22, 1924: 1st presidential radio address
  • Feb 24, 1924: Johnny Weissmuller swims 100-metre record (57.4 seconds).
  • Feb 25, 1924: Marie Boyd scores 156 points in Maryland High School basketball game (163-3).
  • Feb 26, 1924: Trial against Hitler in Munich begins
  • Feb 28, 1924: US begins intervention in Honduras.
  • Mar 3, 1924: German and Turkish friendship / trade treaty signed
  • Mar 5, 1924: King Hussein of Hedzjaz appoints himself kalief.
  • Mar 6, 1924: British Labour government cuts military budget.
  • Mar 8, 1924: The Castle Gate mine disaster kills 172 coal miners near Castle Gate, Utah.
  • Mar 11, 1924: NHL Championship: Montreal Canadiens sweep Ottawa Senators in two games.
  • Mar 13, 1924: German Republic day
  • Mar 16, 1924: In accordance with the Treaty of Rome, Fiume becomes annexed as part of Italy.
  • Mar 17, 1924: Netherlands and the USSR begin talks over USSR recognition
  • Mar 20, 1924: Finnair begins scheduled flight of Helsinki-Tallinn.
  • Mar 21, 1924: Mass Investors Trust becomes first mutual fund set up in US.
  • Mar 24, 1924: Greece becomes a republic.
  • Mar 25, 1924: Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens (NHL) sweep Calgary Tigers (WCHL) in two games (second of 1924).
  • Mar 27, 1924: Canada recognizes USSR.
  • Mar 28, 1924: WGN-AM in Chicago IL begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 29, 1924: Bayern and Vatican reach accord.
  • Mar 31, 1924: Croydon Airport: 1st British mig aircraft Imperial established
  • Apr 1, 1924: Hitler sentenced to 5 years labor but General Ludendorff acquitted
  • Apr 6, 1924: 4 planes leave Seattle on 1st successful around-the-world flight
  • Apr 10, 1924: Tubular steel golf club shafts approved for championship play.
  • Apr 11, 1924: WLS-AM in Chicago IL begins radio transmissions
  • Apr 13, 1924: Greek plebiscite for a republic.
  • Apr 15, 1924: WHO-AM in Des Moines Iowa begins radio transmissions
  • Apr 16, 1924: Child labor laws strengthened in Holland.
  • Apr 17, 1924: Metro Pictures, Goldwyn Pictures and Louis B Mayer Co merged to form MGM
  • Apr 18, 1924: First crossword puzzle book published (in USA by Simon and Schuster).
  • Apr 19, 1924: National Barn Dance premieres on WLS Chicago
  • Apr 22, 1924: Hague Chambers of Commerce forms, Netherlands.
  • Apr 23, 1924: British Empire Exhibition opens at Wembley.
  • Apr 26, 1924: Harry Grindell Matthews demonstrates his quotdeath rayquot in London but fails to convince the British War Office.
  • Apr 27, 1924: Antwerp soccer tie Belgium-Netherlands 1-1
  • Apr 28, 1924: 119 die in Benwood, West Virginia, USA coal mine disaster.
  • May 2, 1924: Netherlands refuses to recognize USSR.
  • May 3, 1924: Aleph Zadik Aleph is formed in Omaha, Nebraska
  • May 4, 1924: 8th Olympic games open at Paris, France
  • May 5, 1924: Unions terminate Twentse textile strike
  • May 7, 1924: Peruvian Torre forms 004A, Alianza Popular Revolutionaria Americana.
  • May 8, 1924: Workers at Werkspoor in Amsterdam strike against third wage cut.
  • May 10, 1924: J Edgar Hoover appointed head of the FBI.
  • May 11, 1924: Pulitzer Prize awarded to Robert Frost
  • May 12, 1924: 7th PGA Championship: Walter Hagen at French Lick Country Club - Indiana
  • May 17, 1924: 50th Kentucky Derby: John Mooney aboard Black Gold wins in 2:05.2.
  • May 21, 1924: Leopold and Loeb kidnap Bobby Franks for fun
  • May 22, 1924: In Chicago, Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb kidnap Robert Franks
  • May 24, 1924: The Immigration Act of 1924 was signed into law in the United States, including the Asian Exclusion Act.
  • May 26, 1924: US President Calvin Coolidge signs Immigration Law (restricting immigration).
  • May 29, 1924: AEK Athens FC is established on the anniversary of the siege of Constantinople by the Turks.
  • May 30, 1924: Socialist Matteotti falls in Italian parliament by fascists
  • May 31, 1924: The Soviet Union signs an agreement with the Peking government, referring to Outer Mongolia as an ''integral part of the Republic of China'', whose ''sovereignty'' therein the Soviet Union promises to respect.
  • Jun 1, 1924: Harry Grindell Matthews returns from Paris to London he tries to use a ''Pathé'' film to demonstrate that his death ray works.
  • Jun 2, 1924: Snyder Act: US citizenship granted to all American Indians
  • Jun 3, 1924: Gila Wilderness Area established by US Forest Service.
  • Jun 6, 1924: 28th US Golf Open: Cyril Walker shoots a 297 at Oakland Hills Country Club - Michigan
  • Jun 7, 1924: 56th Belmont: Earl Sande aboard Mad Play wins in 2:18.8
  • Jun 8, 1924: George Mallory and Andrew Irvine are last seen quotgoing strong for the topquot of Mount Everest by teammate Noel Odell at 12:50ampnbspP.M. The two mountaineers are never seen alive again.
  • Jun 9, 1924: Jelly-Roll Blues, is recorded by blues great, Jelly Roll Morton
  • Jun 10, 1924: First political convention broadcast on radio: Republicans at Cleveland, Ohio.
  • Jun 11, 1924: Bene Brak Palestine founded
  • Jun 12, 1924: Rondout Heist: Six men of the Egan's Rats gang rob a mail train in Rondout, Illinois the robbery is later found to have been an inside job.
  • Jun 13, 1924: Bene Berak Palestine founded
  • Jun 14, 1924: WOKO-AM radio begins transmitting from Albany, New York
  • Jun 15, 1924: 1st transmission of radio Bloemendaal
  • Jun 16, 1924: South Africa all out 30 vs. England in 48 minutes, Gilligan 6-7
  • Jun 19, 1924: Paavo Nurmi runs world record 1500m
  • Jun 21, 1924: NCRV, Dutch Christian Radio Society, forms
  • Jun 23, 1924: 8 month Twenste textile strike ends
  • Jun 24, 1924: 59th British Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 301 at Hoylake Hoylake
  • Jun 26, 1924: Ziegfeld Follies opens on Broadway
  • Jun 28, 1924: Tornado strikes Sandusky and Lorain in Ohio, USA, killing 93.
  • Jul 1, 1924: Light Brigade forms
  • Jul 5, 1924: Military revolt in Sao Paulo Brazil
  • Jul 6, 1924: First photo sent experimentally across Atlantic by radio, USA to England.
  • Jul 10, 1924: Denmark takes Greenland as Norway ends claim
  • Jul 11, 1924: Moslem-Hindu rebellion in Delhi
  • Jul 13, 1924: Albin Stenroos wins Olympic marathon
  • Jul 16, 1924: Conference over German recovery payments begins in London
  • Jul 17, 1924: Voting in federal elections becomes compulsory in Australia, after a private member's bill proposed by Tasmanian Nationalist senator Herbert Payne results in the passing of the Commonwealth Electoral (Compulsory Voting) Act 1924.
  • Jul 20, 1924: Teheran, Persia comes under martial law after the American vice-consul, Robert Imbrie, is killed by a religious mob enraged by rumors he had poisoned a fountain and killed several people.
  • Jul 27, 1924: 8th Olympic games closes in Paris
  • Jul 29, 1924: Paul Runyan wins the PGA golf championship.
  • Aug 2, 1924: Joe Hauser sets record of 14 total bases in a game
  • Aug 3, 1924: Cyclist Piet Moeskops regains world sprint championist
  • Aug 4, 1924: Diplomatic relations between Mexico and the Soviet Union are established.
  • Aug 5, 1924: Comic strip Little Orphan Annie, by Harold Gray, debuts
  • Aug 8, 1924: British-Russian trade agreement signed
  • Aug 11, 1924: 1st newsreel pictures of presidential candidates were taken
  • Aug 16, 1924: 38th US Womens Tennis: Helen Wills Moody beats Molla B Mallory
  • Aug 17, 1924: French-German trade agreement signed
  • Aug 18, 1924: France begins retracting troops out of Ruhrgebied
  • Aug 25, 1924: International maritime treaty drawn
  • Aug 28, 1924: The Georgian opposition stages the August Uprising against the Soviet Union.
  • Aug 29, 1924: German Republic day accepts Dawes plan
  • Aug 31, 1924: Paavo Nurmi runs world record 10,000m
  • Sep 1, 1924: Kenchoji Rinzai temple in Kamakur Japan, heavily damaged by earthquake
  • Sep 2, 1924: 44th US Mens Tennis: William Tilden beats William Johnston (61 97 62)
  • Sep 3, 1924: Civil war breaks out in China
  • Sep 6, 1924: Assassination attempt on Mussolini fails
  • Sep 8, 1924: Alexandra Kollontai of Russia becomes 1st woman ambassador
  • Sep 9, 1924: Hanapepe Massacre occurs on Kauai, Hawaii.
  • Sep 10, 1924: Giants rip Braves 22-1, Frisch goes 6-for-6 before grounding out
  • Sep 13, 1924: 19th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Philadelphia
  • Sep 14, 1924: Walter Johnson elected AL MVP
  • Sep 17, 1924: Italy signs treaty of Rapallo
  • Sep 18, 1924: Government routes 7 Provinces to Peking
  • Sep 20, 1924: Carl Mays is 1st pitcher to win 20 games seasons for 3 different teams
  • Sep 24, 1924: Boston, Massachusetts opens its airport
  • Sep 25, 1924: Malcolm Campbell sets world auto speed record at 146.16 MPH.
  • Sep 27, 1924: Giants clinch their 4th straight pennant, beating Phils 5-1
  • Sep 28, 1924: French government names General Serrail Governor-General of Syria
  • Sep 29, 1924: Santo Domingo joins League of Nations
  • Sep 30, 1924: Allies stop checking on German navy
  • Oct 1, 1924: Fokker F-7 1st flight
  • Oct 2, 1924: The Geneva Protocol is adopted as a means to strengthen the League of Nations.
  • Oct 3, 1924: King Hussein of Hedzjaz abdicts throne
  • Oct 4, 1924: New York Giants become first team to appear in four consecutive World Series (World Series #21).
  • Oct 5, 1924: 1st Little Orphan Annie-strip appears in NYC Daily News
  • Oct 7, 1924: Greek government of Dikalekopoulis forms.
  • Oct 8, 1924: British Labour government of MacDonald falls to Communists
  • Oct 10, 1924: Ibn Saud of Nedzhed captures Mecca
  • Oct 12, 1924: Sokolnicheskaya Radio begins broadcasting from Moscow.
  • Oct 13, 1924: Wahhabietes under Ibn Saudi take Mecca
  • Oct 15, 1924: President Coolidge declares Statue of Liberty a national monument
  • Oct 18, 1924: Notre Dame beats Army 13-7 in football; New York Herald Tribune newspaper dubs them the Four Horsemen.
  • Oct 19, 1924: Abdul Aziz declares himself protector of holy places in Mecca.
  • Oct 20, 1924: 1st Negro League World Series: Kansas City Monarchs shuts out Hilldales, 5-0
  • Oct 22, 1924: Toastmasters International is founded.
  • Oct 24, 1924: Christian General Feng Joe Siang occupies Beijing
  • Oct 25, 1924: Little Orphan Annie comic strip 1st published
  • Oct 27, 1924: Uzbek SSR forms
  • Oct 28, 1924: French-Russian trade agreement signed
  • Oct 29, 1924: Dixie to Broadway, opens at Broadhurst Theater
  • Oct 31, 1924: World Savings Day is announced in Milan, Italy by the Members of the Association at the 1st International Savings Bank Congress (World Society of Savings Banks).
  • Nov 1, 1924: Forest Peters of Montana State University hits 17 of 22 attempted field goals.
  • Nov 2, 1924: Sunday Express publishes 1st British crossword puzzle
  • Nov 4, 1924: British Labour government of MacDonald, resigns
  • Nov 6, 1924: Stanley Baldwin becomes Prime Minister of England.
  • Nov 8, 1924: Austria chancellor Ignaz Seipel, resigns after assassination attempt
  • Nov 9, 1924: Miriam (Ma) Ferguson becomes 1st elected woman Governor
  • Nov 11, 1924: Martin Beck Theater opens at 302 W 45th St, New York City
  • Nov 12, 1924: Yeshivah Slobodka opens a branch in Chevron
  • Nov 15, 1924: Dutch Christian Radio Society (NCRV) forms
  • Nov 16, 1924: Cleveland Bulldogs lose to Frankford Yellowjackets, ends 31-game undefeated streak (NFL and major-league football record).
  • Nov 19, 1924: In Los Angeles, California, famous silent film director Thomas Ince (quotThe Father of the Westernquot) dies, reportedly of a heart attack, in his bed (rumors soon surface that he was shot dead by publishing tycoon William Randolph Hearst).
  • Nov 21, 1924: British Premier Baldwin cancels Labor contract with USSR
  • Nov 22, 1924: England orders Egyptians out of Sudan.
  • Nov 27, 1924: 57,000 watch a high school football game in Las Angeles, California, USA.
  • Nov 28, 1924: Pieter Jelle Troelstra leaves 2nd Chamber
  • Nov 30, 1924: 1st photo facsimile transmitted across Atlantic by radio
  • Dec 2, 1924: British-German trade agreement signed.
  • Dec 5, 1924: Hamilton Tigers' Red Green scores five goals to beat Toronto Maple Leafs 10-5.
  • Dec 7, 1924: German election (Social Democrats win, National Socialists and Communists lose).
  • Dec 9, 1924: Dutch and Hungary trade treaty signed.
  • Dec 10, 1924: Willem Einthoven awarded Nobel Prize for medicine.
  • Dec 13, 1924: KOA-AM in Denver CO begins radio transmissions
  • Dec 14, 1924: Chiang Kai-shek occupies Hankou, China.
  • Dec 17, 1924: First US diesel electric locomotive enters service, in Bronx, New York.
  • Dec 19, 1924: The last Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost is sold in London, England.
  • Dec 20, 1924: Adolf Hitler freed from jail early
  • Dec 22, 1924: Alvin Hall becomes director of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing.
  • Dec 24, 1924: 1st radio transmission of NCRV in the Netherlands
  • Dec 30, 1924: Edwin Hubble announces existence of other galactic systems
  • Dec 31, 1924: Hubble announces existence of distant galaxies
  • Jan 27, 1924: Six days after his death Lenin's body is carried into a specially erected mausoleum.[11][12]


What does the year 1924 refer to in the Gregorian calendar?

The year 1924 refers to a specific year in the Gregorian calendar, which is commonly used internationally. It is the 25th year of the 20th century and the 4th year of the 1920s decade. In the Gregorian calendar, it follows 1923 and precedes 1925.

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