1924 in history

1924 events chronologically

Jan 16 Eleftherios Venizelos becomes Prime Minister of Greece for the fourth time
Jan 22 Ramsay MacDonald becomes the first Labour Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Jan 25 The 1924 Winter Olympics opens in Chamonix, in the French Alps, inaugurating the Winter Olympic Games
Jan 26 Saint Petersburg, Russia, is renamed Leningrad
Feb 1 The United Kingdom recognizes the USSR
Feb 5 The Royal Greenwich Observatory begins broadcasting the hourly time signals known as the Greenwich Time Signal or the "BBC pips"
Feb 8 Capital punishment: The first state execution in the United States by gas chamber takes place in Nevada

Top 7 most famous people born in 1924

Feb 21 Robert Mugabe a Zimbabwean revolutionary and politician who is the President of Zimbabwe. As one of the leaders of the rebel groups against white minority rule, he was elected as Prime Minister, head of government, in 1980, and served in that office until 1987, when he became the country's first executive head of state. He has led the Zimbabwe African National Union – Patriotic Front since 1975
Apr 3 Marlon Brando an American actor and one-time director. He is hailed for bringing a gripping realism to film acting, and is widely considered to be one of the greatest and most influential actors of all time. A cultural icon, Brando is most famous for his Oscar-winning performances as Terry Malloy in On the Waterfront and Vito Corleone in The Godfather , as well as influential performances in A Streetcar Named Desire , Viva Zapata! , Julius Caesar , The Wild One , Reflections in a Golden Eye , Last Tango in Paris and Apocalypse Now. Brando was also an activist, supporting many causes, notably the African-American Civil Rights Movement and various American Indian Movements
Jun 12 George H. W. Bush an American retired politician who served as the 41st President of the United States. A Republican, he had previously served as the 43rd Vice President of the United States , a congressman, an ambassador, and Director of Central Intelligence. He is the oldest living former President and Vice President. He is also the last living former President who is a veteran of World War Bush is often referred to as "George W. Bush", "Bush 41", "Bush the Elder", Bush I, or "George Bush, Sr." to distinguish him from his son, former President George Bush. Prior to his son's fame, he was known simply as George Bush or President Bush
Aug 1 Abdullah of Saudi Arabia the King of Saudi Arabia. He ascended to the throne on 1 August 2005 upon the death of his half-brother, King Fahd. According to Forbes, Abdullah is among the world's most powerful people ranked 8th globally
Sep 16 Lauren Bacall an American actress known for her distinctive voice and sultry looks. She began her career as a model
Sep 30 Truman Capote an American author, screenwriter and playwright, many of whose short stories, novels, plays, and nonfiction are recognized literary classics, including the novella Breakfast at Tiffany's and the true crime novel In Cold Blood , which he labeled a "nonfiction novel." At least 20 films and television dramas have been produced of Capote novels, stories, and plays.
Oct 1 Jimmy Carter an American politician and member of the Democratic Party who served as the 39th President of the United States from 1977 to 1981. He was awarded the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize

Top 7 most famous people died in 1924

Jan 21 Vladimir Lenin a Russian communist revolutionary, politician and political theorist. He served as head of government of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic from 1917, and of the Soviet Union from 1922 until his death. Under his administration, the Russian Empire was replaced by the Soviet Union; all wealth including land, industry and business was nationalized. Based in Marxism, his political theories are known as Leninism
Feb 3 Woodrow Wilson the 28th President of the United States from 1913 to 1921 and leader of the Progressive Movement. He served as President of Princeton University from 1902 to 1910 and was Governor of New Jersey from 1911 to 1913. He led his Democratic Party to win control of both the White House and Congress in 1912
Jun 3 Franz Kafka a German-language writer of novels and short stories, regarded by critics as one of the most influential authors of the 20th century. Most of his works, such as "Die Verwandlung" , Der Prozess , and Das Schloss , are filled with the themes and archetypes of alienation, physical and psychological brutality, parent–child conflict, characters on a terrifying quest, labyrinths of bureaucracy, and mystical transformations
Aug 3 Joseph Conrad a Polish author who wrote in English after settling in England. He was granted British nationality in 1886, but always considered himself a Pole. Conrad is regarded as one of the greatest novelists in English, though he did not speak the language fluently until he was in his twenties. He wrote stories and novels, often with a nautical setting, that depict trials of the human spirit in the midst of an indifferent universe. He was a master prose stylist who brought a distinctly non-English sensibility into English literature
Oct 12 Anatole France a French poet, journalist, and novelist. He was born in Paris, and died in Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire. He was a successful novelist, with several best-sellers. Ironic and skeptical, he was considered in his day the ideal French man of letters. He was a member of the Académie française, and won the 1921 Nobel Prize for Literature "in recognition of his brilliant literary achievements, characterized as they are by a nobility of style, a profound human sympathy, grace, and a true Gallic temperament"
Nov 4 Gabriel Fauré a French composer, organist, pianist and teacher. He was one of the foremost French composers of his generation, and his musical style influenced many 20th-century composers. Among his best-known works are his Pavane, Requiem, nocturnes for piano and the songs "Après un rêve" and "Clair de lune". Although his best-known and most accessible compositions are generally his earlier ones, Fauré composed many of his most highly regarded works in his later years, in a more harmonically and melodically complex style
Nov 29 Giacomo Puccini an Italian composer whose operas are among the important operas played as standards.