Monday 24 May 1943US date format: 5/24/1943, UK date format: 24/5/1943
It was Monday, under the sign of Gemini (see planets position on May 24, 1943). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Romulus Whitaker and Gary Burghoff in Bristol.
Bataan, directed by Tay Garnett, 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.
- Romulus Whitaker: Scientist.
- Gary Burghoff in Bristol: Connecticut, USA; actor (Radar - MASH).
- Gary Burghoff: TV Actor.
- 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.