May 24

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened throughout history on May 24. From 1900 until now. May 24 is under the sign of Gemini. Famous birthdays on this day include Bob Dylan (1941), Laure Sainclair (1972) and Eric Cantona (1966). Several movies were released around May 24 over the years, such as Stalker in 1979 directed by Andrei Tarkovsky and Dead Poets Society in 1989 directed by Peter Weir.
But much more happened on May 24 over the years: find out below

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Which were the most popular Movies released around May 24 over the years?


Release year: 1979

Directed by: Andrei Tarkovsky

Starring: Alisa Freyndlikh, Aleksandr Kaydanovskiy, Anatoliy Solonitsyn, Nikolay Grinko

Country: United States of America

Dead Poets Society

Release year: 1989

Directed by: Peter Weir

Starring: Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke, Josh Charles

Country: United States of America

Seance on a Wet Afternoon

Release year: 1964

Directed by: Bryan Forbes

Starring: Kim Stanley, Richard Attenborough, Margaret Lacey, Marie Burke

Wild Reeds

Release year: 1994

Directed by: André Téchiné

Starring: Élodie Bouchez, Gaël Morel, Stéphane Rideau, Frédéric Gorny

The Italian Job

Release year: 1969

Directed by: Peter Collinson

Starring: Michael Caine, Noël Coward, Benny Hill, Raf Vallone

Country: United States of America


Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 24?


  • 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.
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  • 2019 Iran–United States relations: U.S. President Donald Trump orders 1,500 troops and several Patriot missile launchers to the Persian Gulf as tensions rise with Iran. (CBS)
  • 2018 Mississauga restaurant bombing: Fifteen people are injured after two suspects detonate an improvised explosive device at a restaurant in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. The suspects immediately fled the scene. (Reuters), (BBC)
  • 2017 2017 Manchester Arena bombing: As part of an ongoing investigation, British police arrest six people in connection with Monday's deadly explosion, including a 23-year-old man who was taken into custody Tuesday. (ABC News) (Reuters) (Reuters²)The father, Ramadan Abedi, and younger brother, Hashem Abedi, of suspected bomber Salman Abedi are arrested in Tripoli by the Libyan Counter-Terrorism forces. (Chicago Tribune) (Hindustan Times)
  • 2016 Insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir: Jaish-e-Mohammed operations chief is killed in a gun battle with police. (ABC News)
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Which were the most popular books released around May 24 over the years?

The Dinner Party

Year: 1955

By: Gretchen Finletter

The Dinner Party

From Here To Eternity

Year: 1951

By: James Jones

Diamond Head, Hawaii, 1941. Pvt. Robert E. Lee Prewitt is a champion welterweight and a fine bugler. But when he refuses to join the company's boxing team, he gets "the treatment" that may

The Day Lincoln Was Shot

Year: 1955

By: Jim Bishop

The Day Lincoln Was Shot is a gripping, minute-by-minute account of April 14, 1865: the day President Abraham Lincoln was tragically assassinated.It

The Breaking Wave

Year: 1955

By: Nevil Shute

The Breaking Wave is one of Nevil Shute’s most poignant and psychologically suspenseful novels, set in the years just after World War II.Sidelined

We Are Our Mothers' Daughters

Year: 1998

By: Cokie Roberts

In this revised and expanded tenth-anniversary edition of the #1 New York Times bestseller, renowned political commentator Cokie Roberts once again examines the nature of women's roles through the revealing lens

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