1924 in the United Kingdom

1924 in the United Kingdom

Events from the year 1924 in the United Kingdom.


*Monarch - George V of the United Kingdom
*Prime Minister - Stanley Baldwin, Conservative (until 16 January), Ramsay MacDonald, Labour (until 4 November), Stanley Baldwin, Conservative


* 10 January - British submarine L-34 sinks in the English Channel — forty three dead.
* 22 January - Ramsay MacDonald becomes the first Labour Prime Minister, leading a minority government following Stanley Baldwin's resignation.cite book|title=Penguin Pocket On This Day|publisher=Penguin Reference Library|isbn=0-141-02715-0|year=2006]
* 25 January4 February - Great Britain and Ireland compete at the 1924 Winter Olympics in Chamonix, France and win 1 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze medals.
* February - Baldwin establishes the Conservative Consultative Committee, the first organised Shadow Cabinet.cite book |last=Palmer |first=Alan & Veronica |year=1992 |title= The Chronology of British History|publisher= Century Ltd|location=London|pages= 364-365|isbn= 0-7126-5616-2]
* 1 February - The United Kingdom recognises the Soviet Union.cite book|last=Williams|first=Hywel|title=Cassell's Chronology of World History|publisher=Weidenfeld & Nicolson|year=2005|isbn=0-304-35730-8|pages=495–497]
* 5 February - GMT: Hourly time signals from Royal Greenwich Observatory are broadcasted for the first time.
* 28 March - First BBC broadcast from Plymouth (station 5PY).
* 23 April - First broadcast by King George V, opening the British Empire Exhibition at Wembley Stadium.
* 26 April - Harry Grindell Matthews demonstrates his "death ray" in London but fails to convince British War Office.
* 4 May27 July - Great Britain and Ireland compete at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris and win 9 gold, 13 silver and 12 bronze medals.
* 8 June - George Mallory and Andrew Irvine are last seen "going strong for the top" of Mount Everest by teammate Noel Odell at 12:50 PM. The two mountaineers were never seen alive again.
* 11 July - Eric Liddell wins 400m gold at the Paris Olympics in a new world record time of 47.6 seconds.
* 30 August - Britain accepts the Dawes Plan for receiving German war reparations.
* 14 September - First BBC broadcast from Belfast (station 2BE).
* 24 October - Foreign Office publishes Zinoviev Letter.
* 25 October - British authorities in India arrest Subhas Chandra Bose and jail him for the next two and half years.
* 29 October - The general election is won by the Conservative Party under Stanley Baldwin.
* 2 November - The "Sunday Express" becomes the first newspaper to publish a crossword.
* 24 December - Air crash in Croydon air field - 8 dead.


* Edward Victor Appleton investigates the Heaviside layer. [cite book |title= The Hutchinson Factfinder |publisher= Helicon |year= 1999 |isbn= 1-85986-000-1 ]


* Agatha Christie's novel "The Man in the Brown Suit".
* E. M. Forster's novel "A Passage to India".
* A. A. Milne's poem collection "When We Were Very Young".
* Mary Webb's novel "Precious Bane".


* 8 January - Ron Moody, actor
* 21 January - Benny Hill, comedian and actor (died 1992)
* 7 February - Hattie Jacques, star of the Carry On films (died 1980)
* 3 March - John Woodnutt, actor (died 2006)
* 28 March - Freddie Bartholomew, actor (died 1992)
* 30 March - Alan Davidson, author (died 2003)
* 15 April - Sir Neville Marriner, conductor and violinist
* 24 April - Clement Freud, writer, radio personality, and politician
* 11 May
** Antony Hewish, radio astronomer, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics
** Jackie Milburn, footballer (died 1988)
* 12 May - Tony Hancock, comedian (died 1968)
* 19 May - Sandy Wilson, composer
* 24 May - Vincent Cronin, historical writer and biographer
* 27 June - Bob Appleyard, cricketer
* 11 July - Charlie Tully, footballer (died 1971)
* 14 July - James W. Black, pharmacologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
* 7 August - Kenneth Kendall, newsreader and presenter
* 12 August - Derek Shackleton, cricketer
* 15 August - Robert Bolt, writer (died 1995)
* 4 September - Joan Aiken, writer (died 2004)
* 22 September - Charles Keeping, illustrator (died 1988)
* 22 September - Rosamunde Pilcher, novelist
* 19 November - William Russell, actor
* 21 November - Christopher Tolkien, son and editor of the works of J. R. R. Tolkien
* "date unknown" - Peter Halliday, actor


* 2 January - Sabine Baring-Gould, composer and novelist (born 1834)
* 21 April - Marie Corelli, novelist (born 1855)
* 4 May - E. Nesbit, author (born 1858)
* 8 June/9 June - Andrew Irvine, mountain climber (lost on Mount Everest) (born 1902)
* 10 June - George Mallory, mountain climber (lost on Mount Everest) (born 1886)
* 3 August - Joseph Conrad, novelist (born 1857, Poland)
* 27 August - William Bayliss, physiologist (born 1860)
* 29 October - Frances Hodgson Burnett, author (born 1849)
* 31 December - Samuel William Knaggs, civil servant (born 1856)


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