Monday 24 May 1943
It was Monday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Gary Burghoff in Bristol and Gary Burghoff.
Action in the North Atlantic, directed by Lloyd Bacon, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943
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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.
Famous Birthdays:24 May
- Vladimir I Nemirovitch-Dantshenko: Russian playwright, dies at age 84.
- U-441 shoots Sunderland seaplane down over Gulf of Biskaje
- Holocaust: Josef Mengele becomes chief medical officer of the Auschwitz concentration camp.
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