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What Happened In January 1924 In History

Historical Events for January, 1924

  • 16th » Eleftherios Venizelos becomes Prime Minister of Greece for the fourth time.
  • 22nd » Ramsay MacDonald becomes the first Labour Party (UK) or Labour Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
  • 25th » The 1924 Winter Olympics opens in Chamonix, in the France called French Alps, inaugurating the Winter Olympic Games.
  • 26th » Saint Petersburg, Russia, is renamed Leningrad.

Famous Birthdays on January in 1924

  • 1st » Charlie Munger, American businessman and philanthropist
  • 1st » Francisco Macías Nguema, Equatorial Guinean politician, 1st List of heads of state of Equatorial Guinea or President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea (d. 1979)
  • 2nd » Evgenios Spatharis, Greek puppeteer (d. 2009)
  • 3rd » Otto Beisheim, German businessman, founded Metro AG (d. 2013)
  • 3rd » André Franquin, Belgian author and illustrator (d. 1997)
  • 3rd » Nell Rankin, American soprano (d. 2005)
  • 4th » Sebastian Kappen, Indian priest and theologian (d. 1993)
  • 4th » Meta Vannas, Soviet politician (d. 2002)
  • 5th » Hamzah Abu Samah, Malaysian politician (d. 2012)
  • 5th » Sam Phillips, American record producer, founded Sun Records (d. 2003)
  • 6th » Earl Scruggs, American banjo player (Flatt and Scruggs) (d. 2012)
  • 7th » Geoffrey Bayldon, English actor
  • 7th » Pablo Birger, Argentinian race car driver (d. 1966)
  • 7th » Gene L. Coon, American screenwriter and producer (d. 1973)
  • 8th » Benjamin Lees, American composer (d. 2010)
  • 8th » Ron Moody, English actor and singer
  • 9th » Sergei Parajanov, Georgian-Armenian director and screenwriter (d. 1990)
  • 10th » Ludmilla Chiriaeff, Canadian ballerina, choreographer, and director (d. 1996)
  • 11th » Don Cherry (singer) known as Don Cherry, American singer and golfer
  • 11th » Roger Guillemin, French neuroendocrinologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine called Nobel Prize laureate
  • 11th » Sam B. Hall, American politician and judge (d. 1994)
  • 11th » Slim Harpo, American singer and harmonica player (d. 1970)
  • 12th » Olivier Gendebien, Belgian race car driver (d. 1998)
  • 12th » Grethe Holmer, Danish actress (d. 2004)
  • 12th » Chris Chase, American model, actress, and journalist (d. 2013)
  • 13th » Paul Feyerabend, Austrian philosopher (d. 1994)
  • 13th » Roland Petit, French dancer and choreographer (d. 2011)
  • 14th » Carole Cook, American actress and singer
  • 14th » Guy Williams (actor) called Guy Williams, American actor (d. 1989)
  • 15th » George Lowe (mountaineer) or George Lowe, New Zealand-English mountaineer (d. 2013)
  • 16th » Katy Jurado, Mexican actress (d. 2002)
  • 17th » Rik De Saedeleer, Belgian footballer and journalist (d. 2013)
  • 19th » Nicholas Colasanto, American actor (d. 1985)
  • 19th » Jean-François Revel, French author (d. 2006)
  • 20th » Tekin Akmansoy, Turkish actor and director (d. 2013)
  • 21st » Benny Hill, English actor, singer, and screenwriter (d. 1992)
  • 22nd » J. J. Johnson, American trombonist and composer (d. 2001)
  • 22nd » Betty Lockwood, Baroness Lockwood, English activist and academic
  • 22nd » Ortvin Sarapu, New Zealand chess player (d. 1999)
  • 23rd » Frank Lautenberg, American politician (d. 2013)
  • 24th » Joe Albany, American pianist (d. 1988)
  • 25th » Lou Groza, American football player (d. 2000)
  • 25th » Speedy West, American guitarist and producer (d. 2003)
  • 25th » Husein Mehmedov, Bulgarian-Turkish Olympic wrestler (d. 2014)
  • 26th » Alice Babs, Swedish singer and actress (d. 2014)
  • 26th » Rauf Denktaş, Cypriot politician (d. 2012)
  • 26th » Annette Strauss, American philanthropist and politician, Mayor of Dallas (d. 1998)
  • 27th » Sabu Dastagir, Indian actor (d. 1963)
  • 27th » Rauf Denktaş, Cypriot lawyer and politician, 1st President of Northern Cyprus (d. 2012)
  • 27th » Brian Rix, English actor, producer, and academic
  • 27th » Harvey Shapiro (poet) known as Harvey Shapiro, American poet and academic (d. 2013)
  • 28th » Marcel Broodthaers, Belgian painter (d. 1976)
  • 28th » George Papassavas, Greek painter
  • 29th » Marcelle Ferron, Canadian painter and stained glass artist (d. 2001)
  • 29th » Luigi Nono, Italian composer (d. 1990)
  • 29th » Peter Voulkos, American sculptor (d. 2002)
  • 30th » Lloyd Alexander, American author (d. 2007)
  • 30th » Sailor Art Thomas, American bodybuilder and wrestler (d. 2003)

Famous Deaths for January 1924

  • 2nd » Sabine Baring-Gould, English author and scholar (b. 1834)
  • 4th » Alfred Grünfeld, Austrian pianist and composer (b. 1852)
  • 9th » Ponnambalam Arunachalam, Ceylonese politician (b. 1853)
  • 13th » Georg Hermann Quincke, German physicist (b. 1834)
  • 20th » Ivor Crapp, Australian footballer and umpire (b. 1872)
  • 21st » Vladimir Lenin, Russian lawyer and politician (b. 1870)
  • 24th » Anna Bayerová, Czech physician (b. 1853)
  • 24th » Marie-Adélaïde, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg (b. 1894)

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