May 24th: What is special about this date?

May 24th marks the 144th day of the Gregorian calendar year (or the 145th in case of leap years). There are 221 days remaining until the end of the year. Discover famous birthdays on May 24th, celebrities died on this date, the zodiac sign associated to May 24th and what happened on May 24th in history. On this page we will address all your questions and curiosities about May 24th.


May 24th: what famous birthdays are on this date?

On May 24th there are the following famous birthdays:

  • Douglas Fairbanks
    Douglas Fairbanks (1883)

    Douglas fairbanks was a prominent american actor known for his swashbuckling roles in silent films, such as 'the mark of zorro' and 'the...

  • Priscilla Presley
    Priscilla Presley (1945)

    German-american actress, journalist, author, and business executive.

  • Eric Cantona
    Eric Cantona (1966)

    He was a french soccer player and one of the most gifted athletes of his generation.

  • Kristin Scott Thomas
    Kristin Scott Thomas (1960)

    Kristin scott thomas is an english actress known for her roles in the english patient and four weddings and a funeral.

  • Jim Broadbent
    Jim Broadbent (1949)

    Jim broadbent is an english actor known for his versatile performances in both film and television, including roles in 'iris', 'moulin...

  • Alfred Molina
    Alfred Molina (1953)

    London, england -- actor (enchantedapril, prick up your ears).

  • Sybil Danning
    Sybil Danning (1947)

    American playboy cover girl, and actress in impact roles.

  • Cecilia Cheung
    Cecilia Cheung (1980)

    Actress and singer from hong kong.

  • Lilli Palmer
    Lilli Palmer (1914)

    German actress with many awards and two nominations for the golden globes.

  • Tommy Chong
    Tommy Chong (1938)

    Comedian and actor known for his role in the 'Cheech & Chong' comedy duo.

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May 24th: who died on this date?

On May 24th the following celebrities died:

  • Rachel Kempson
    Rachel Kempson (2003)

    English-american actress (d.2003).

  • Edward Mulhare
    Edward Mulhare (1997)

    Cork city, ireland -- actor.

  • Asta Nielsen
    Asta Nielsen (1972)

    Danish silent film actress known for her pioneering work in early cinema.

  • Guy Kibbee
    Guy Kibbee (1956)

    Actor (captain blood and babes in arms), died at 74.

  • George Jessel
    George Jessel (1981)

    At 83 years old, a heart attack kills the american comedian/toastermaster general (diary of young comic).

  • John Foster Dulles
    John Foster Dulles (1959)

    American, 52nd secretary of state united states (born 1888).

  • Mitzi Green
    Mitzi Green (1969)

    Actress (huckleberry finn - tom sawyer), is killed at 48.

  • Nicholaos Copernicus (1543)

    Revolutionized the understanding of the universe with his heliocentric model.

  • See all famous people who died on May 24th


May 24th: what zodiac sign is associated with this date?

On May 24th, the zodiac sign associated with this date is Gemini according to the Western Zodiac.

Gemini zodiac sign

May 24th: what is special about the Gemini sign?

The Gemini sign encompasses people born between May 21st and June 20th.

You can discover Gemini's personality traits and attitude and Gemini's most and least compatible signs.

If you're a Gemini born in May discover why May born are so special.


May 24th: what happened on this date in history?

Here's what happened on May 24th in history:

  • May 24, 1903: The Paris-Madrid race begins, during which at least eight people are killed.
  • May 24, 1923: The Irish Civil War ends.
  • May 24, 1926: Paavo Nurmi runs world record 3000 metres (8:25.4).
  • May 24, 1929: Detroit Tigers beats Chicago White Sox, 6-5, in 21 innings.
  • May 24, 1931: First air-conditioned train installed - B&O Railroad.
  • May 24, 1958: New Girl in Town closes at 46th St. Theater NYC after 432 performances
  • May 24, 1974: Dean Martin Show, last airs on NBC-TV
  • May 24, 1979: Billy Martin issues a public apology to Reno sportswriter Ray Hagar.
  • May 24, 1980: Iran rejects a call to World Court to release US hostages
  • May 24, 2003: Lafayette Parish police release details about a suspect in the Baton Rouge Serial Killer investigation.
  • May 24, 2005: Conflict in Iraq: A spate of bombings has left at least five Iraqis dead and seven US soldiers wounded.
  • May 24, 2009: Helio Castroneves, a Brazilian driver, wins the 93rd Indianapolis 500 in automobile racing.

What day of the year is May 24th?

May 24th marks the 144th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (or the 145th in case of leap years).

There are 221 days remaining until the end of the year.

May 24th is the 24th day of the month of May.

What day of the week is May 24th, 2024?

On May 24th, 2024 the day of the week is Friday.

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