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May 24th

May 24th is the 144th day of the year (145th day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 221 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about May 24th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on May 24th

1686 Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit (engineer, physicist - developed the Fahrenheit temperature scale)

1743 Jean-Paul Marat (journalist, political theorist, physician, scientist)

Jean-Paul Marat

1819 Queen Victoria (British Queen 1837-1901)

Queen Victoria

1870 Jan Smuts (South African Prime Minister 1919-1924, 1939-1948)

1926 Stanley Baxter (actor, impressionist)

1938 Prince Buster (singer-songwriter, producer)

1941 Bob Dylan (singer, poet)

Bob Dylan

1944 Patti LaBelle (singer)
Patti LaBelle

1945 Priscilla Presley (actress)

1955 Rosanne Cash (singer)

Rosanne Cash

1960 Kristin Scott Thomas (actress)

1966 Éric Cantona (soccer player)

1969 Jacob Rees-Mogg (British politician)

May 24th in History

1830 Mary Had a Little Lamb first published.

1832 Kingdom of Greece established.

1883 Brooklyn Bridge in New York opens for the first time.

Brooklyn Bridge

1911 New York Public Library opens.

1915 Italy declares war on Austro-Hungary.

1956 First Eurovision Song Contest.

1976 London to Washington DC Concorde Concorde services begins.


1993 Eritrea independent from Ethiopia.

May 24th is also

Empire/Commonwealth (British Commonwealth) Day - where celebrated (Canada, Bermuda, etc.) is now often celebrated under other names.

Victoria Day (Canada) - on this date or the Monday before

Victoria Day

Bermuda Day (Bermuda)

Independence Day (Eritrea)

Saint Sarah's Day (Roma people)

Saints Cyril and Methodius Day (Bulgaria) - Day of Bulgarian Education and Culture and the Slavic Alphabet

Saints Cyril and Methodius Day (Macedonia) - Salonica Brothers Day


People born on May 24th are Gemini


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