Monday 24 May 1937
It was Monday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Brunella Tocci and Archie Shepp.
Kid Galahad, directed by Michael Curtiz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937
while Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Sports Review.
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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.
- Brunella Tocci: Italian Beauty Queen and TV newscaster.
- Archie Shepp: American saxophonist and composer.
- Maryv Dupureur-Samson
- Timothy Brown: American football player and actor.
- Roger Peterson: pilot who drove the plane on The Day the Music Died (d. 1959).
- Maryvonne Dupureur: French trach and field athlete, middle distance runner, she won a silver medal at the 1964 Olympics in the 800m event.
- Robert Burt: American chemical engineer, marketing economist and CEO of FMC Gold, the nation's lowest cost gold producer.
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