Saturday 24 May 1941
It was Saturday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Andres Garcia and Brian Dennis.
Billy the Kid, directed by David Miller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941
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- Aldersgate Day (Methodism).
- Canada: Victoria Day, on this date or the Monday before it. In Quebec, it is known as National Patriotes Day (JournTe nationale des patriotes). The holiday is often referred to as "May Two-Four," -- a "two-four" being slang for a case of beer with 24 bottles or cans.
- Bermuda: Bermuda Day.
- Eritrea: National Day.
- Macedonia: Saints Cyril and Methodius Day celebrated as Macedonian Script and Culture Day.
- Saints Donatianus and Rogatianus
- Saint Amadl
- Saint Suzanna
- Mary, Help of the Christians
- Saint Sarah is celebrated in Camargue, France by the Roma or Gypsies.
- Bulgaria: Saints Cyril and Methodius Day celebrated as Bulgarian Education and Culture, and Slavonic Script Day.
- Andres Garcia: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic -- Actor (Tiger Shark).
- Brian Dennis: Composer.
- Konrad Boehmer: Composer.
- Bob Dylan [Zimmerman] in Duluth: Minnesota, USA; singer/songwriter ("Blowin' in Wind").
- Baroness Hollis: of Heigham; history lecturer (University of East Anglia).
- Martin Mogg: governor (British Durham Prison).
- Tony Valentino: rocker (Standells - "Dirty Water").
- Vittorio Biagi: Italian dancer, choreographer and ballet director. He was a member of Milan La Scala from 1958-1960 and the Ballet of the 20th Century from 1961-1966. He appeared in many Bejart ballets. From 1964, he worked in choreography.
- Jose Duchant: Belgian professional thief, a pick-pocket who commonly worked the music halls. He is a defender of astrology and a spiritualist. An outstanding character, his life is described in a biography published by Edition Servraux.
- Bob Dylan: American musician, songwriter and poet, called the Robert Burns of the pop revolution, and the most influential figure in the history of rock outside of Elvis Presley with over 36 albums and 300 songs. Dylan's iconoclastic work earned him the unofficial title of The Voice of the '60s, through "Blowin' in the Wind," "A Hard Rain Gonna Fall," "It Ain't Me Babe," "Mr. Tambourine Man," "Don't think Twice, it's All Right," and other now-classics. Everything he did after this period in the early '60s
- Yannick Seigneur: French mountaineer credited with more than 500 route openings; the first French person to have climbed three mountains over 8000m high. He died of cancer on 28 November 2001.
- Patricia Hollis: Baroness Hollis of Heigham English academic and politician
- George Lakoff: American linguist and political activist
- Lancelot Holland: British Vice-Admiral ( (WWII / Hood), dies in battle.
- Bismarck sinks British battle cruiser HMS Hood, 1,416 die 3 survive
- The British submarine HMS ''Upholder'' (P37) torpedoes and sinks the Italian ocean liner .
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