May 1924 calendar

May 1924

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in May 1924.
The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Ramsay MacDonald (Labour), Pope Pius XI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on May 1924: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 1924?


  • 02 May 1924 Netherlands refuses to recognize USSR.
  • 03 May 1924 Aleph Zadik Aleph is formed in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 04 May 1924 8th Olympic games open at Paris, France
  • 05 May 1924 Unions terminate Twentse textile strike
  • 07 May 1924 Peruvian Torre forms 004A, Alianza Popular Revolutionaria Americana.
  • 08 May 1924 Workers at Werkspoor in Amsterdam strike against third wage cut.
  • 10 May 1924 J Edgar Hoover appointed head of the FBI.
  • 11 May 1924 Pulitzer Prize awarded to Robert Frost
  • 12 May 1924 7th PGA Championship: Walter Hagen at French Lick Country Club - Indiana
  • 17 May 1924 50th Kentucky Derby: John Mooney aboard Black Gold wins in 2:05.2.
  • 21 May 1924 Leopold and Loeb kidnap Bobby Franks for fun
  • 22 May 1924 In Chicago, Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb kidnap Robert Franks
  • 24 May 1924 The Immigration Act of 1924 was signed into law in the United States, including the Asian Exclusion Act.
  • 26 May 1924 US President Calvin Coolidge signs Immigration Law (restricting immigration).
  • 29 May 1924 AEK Athens FC is established on the anniversary of the siege of Constantinople by the Turks.
  • 30 May 1924 Socialist Matteotti falls in Italian parliament by fascists
  • 31 May 1924 The Soviet Union signs an agreement with the Peking government, referring to Outer Mongolia as an ''integral part of the Republic of China'', whose ''sovereignty'' therein the Soviet Union promises to respect.
  • 31 May 1924 Hope Development School fire kills 24 people, mostly disabled children.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in May 1924?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - You're in Kentucky Sure as You're Born
  2. - California, Here I Come!
  3. - One I Love Belongs to Someone Else
  4. - I'm Goin' South
  5. - Steppin' Out


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?