1924 in the United States
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|1924 in the United States|
|Years:||1921 1922 1923 – 1924 – 1925 1926 1927|
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Events from the year 1924 in the United States.
- President: Calvin Coolidge (R-Massachusetts)
- Vice President: vacant
- Chief Justice: William Howard Taft (Ohio)
- Speaker of the House of Representatives: Frederick H. Gillett (R-Massachusetts)
- Senate Majority Leader: Henry Cabot Lodge (R-Massachusetts) (until November 9), vacant (starting November 9)
- Congress: 68th
- February 7 – Death penalty: The first state execution using gas in the United States takes place in Nevada.
- February 12 – Rhapsody in Blue, by George Gershwin, is first performed in New York City at Aeolian Hall.
- February 14 – IBM is founded in New York State.
- February 16–February 26 – Dock strikes break out in various U.S. harbors.
- February 22 – Calvin Coolidge becomes the first President of the United States to deliver a radio broadcast from the White House.
- March 8 – The Castle Gate mine disaster kills 172 coal miners in Utah, United States.
- April 16 – American media company Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) is founded in Los Angeles, California.
- May 3 – The Aleph Zadik Aleph, the oldest Jewish youth fraternity, is founded in Omaha, Nebraska.
- May 10 – J. Edgar Hoover is appointed head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
- May 21 – University of Chicago students Richard Loeb and Nathan Leopold, Jr. murder 14-year-old Bobby Franks in a thrill killing.
- June 2 – U.S. President Calvin Coolidge signs the Indian Citizenship Act of 1924 into law, granting citizenship to all Native Americans born within the territorial limits of the United States.
- June 12 – 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.
- June 23 – American airman Russell L. Maughan flies from New York to San Francisco in 21 hours and 48 minutes on a dawn-to-dusk flight in a Curtiss pursuit.
- October 10 – The Alpha Delta Gamma Fraternity is founded at the Lake Shore Campus of Loyola University, Chicago.
- November 4
- November 19 – In Los Angeles, California, famous silent film director Thomas Ince ("The Father of the Western") dies, reportedly of a heart attack, in his bed (rumors soon surface that he was shot dead by publishing tycoon William Randolph Hearst).
- November 27 – In New York City the first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is held.
- December 1 – George Gershwin's Lady Be Good and Fascinating Rhythm (book by Guy Bolton and Fred Thompson, lyrics by Ira Gershwin) premiere in New York City.
- Alice Vanderbilt Morris, a wealthy heiress, founds the International Auxiliary Language Association in New York City
- U.S. bootleggers begin to use Thompson submachine guns.
- The Earth Inductor Compass is invented in New York City.
- Lochner era (c. 1897–c. 1937)
- U.S. occupation of Haiti (1915–1934)
- Prohibition (1919–1933)
- Roaring Twenties (1920–1929)
- January 5 - Glenn Boyer, historian and author (died 2013)
- January 23 - Frank Lautenberg, U.S. Senator from New Jersey from 1982 to 2001 & 2003 to 2013 (died 2013)
- January 25 - Lou Groza, American football player and coach (died 2000)
- February 21 - William Hathaway, U.S. Senator from Maine from 1973 to 1979 (died 2013)
- March 12 - Helen Parrish, actress (died 1959)
- March 27 - Sarah Vaughan, African American jazz singer (died 1990)
- April 3
- April 13 - Jack Chick, cartoonist and publisher, best known for his evangelical fundamentalist Christian "Chick tracts" (died 2016)
- May 11
- May 11 - Hansford Rowe, actor
- June 4 - Dennis Weaver, actor (died 2006)
- June 12 - George H. W. Bush, 41st President of the United States from 1989 to 1993, 43rd Vice President of the United States from 1981 to 1989. The father of the 43rd President of the United States George W. Bush
- June 25
- July 15 - Jeremiah Denton, U.S. Senator from Alabama from 1981 to 1987 (died 2014)
- July 18 - Will D. Campbell, minister, author and activist (died 2013)
- July 25 - Frank Church, U.S. Senator from Idaho from 1957 to 1981 (died 1984)
- August 1 - Marcia Mae Jones, actress (died 2007)
- August 2
- August 10 - Martha Hyer, actress (died 2014)
- September 6 - John Melcher, U.S. Senator from Montana from 1977 to 1989
- September 7 - Daniel Inouye, U.S. Senator from Hawaii from 1963 to 2012 (died 2012)
- September 8 - Wendell H. Ford, U.S. Senator from Kentucky from 1974 to 1999
- September 11 - Daniel Akaka, U.S. Senator from Hawaii from 1990 to 2013
- September 30 - Truman Capote, author (died 1984)
- October 1 - Jimmy Carter, 39th President of the United States from 1977 to 1981
- November 16 - Sam Farber, businessman, co-founder of OXO (died 2013)
- December 27 - James A. McClure, U.S. Senator from Idaho from 1973 to 1991 (died 2011)
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- February 3 – Woodrow Wilson, historian and 28th President of the United States from 1913 till 1921. (born 1856)
- April 7 – Marcus A. Smith, United States Senator from Arizona from 1912 till 1921. (born 1851)
- November 3 – Cornelius Cole, United States Senator from California from 1867 till 1873. (born 1822)
- November 9 – Henry Cabot Lodge, United States Senator from Massachusetts from 1893 till 1924. (born 1850)
- November 21 – Florence Harding, wife of Warren G. Harding, 29th President of the United States. (born 1860)
- December 13 – Samuel Gompers, Labor leader (born 1850)
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