May 24: Day of the Week
May 24, 2021 is the 144th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 221 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.
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Here’s the May calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Gemini is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Emerald is the modern birthstone for this month. Sapphire is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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May 24 Historical Event(s)
- 1626Peter Minuit buys Manhattan.
- 1822Battle of Pichincha: Antonio José de Sucre secures the independence of the Presidency of Quito.
- 1832The First Kingdom of Greece is declared in the London Conference.
- 1935The first night game in Major League Baseball history is played in Cincinnati, Ohio, with the Cincinnati Reds beating the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 at Crosley Field.
- 1940Igor Sikorsky performs the first successful single-rotor helicopter flight.
- 1960Following the 1960 Valdivia earthquake, the largest ever recorded earthquake, Cordón Caulle begins to erupt.
- 1988Section 28 of the United Kingdom’s Local Government Act 1988, a controversial amendment stating that a local authority cannot intentionally promote homosexuality, is enacted.
- 1990A car carrying American Earth First! activists Judi Bari and Darryl Cherney explodes in Oakland, California, critically injuring both.
- 1991Eritrea gains its independence from Ethiopia.
- 2000Israeli troops withdraw from southern Lebanon after 22 years of occupation.
Who were born on May 24?
- 1870Jan Christiaan Smuts, Prime Minister of South Africa (d. 1950)
- 1891William F. Albright, American archeologist and Biblical scholar (d. 1971)
- 1914Lilli Palmer, German-born actress (d. 1986)
- 1934Barry Rose, English choir-trainer and organist
- 1942Ichirō Ozawa, Japanese politician
- 1960Doug Jones, American actor
- 1965Jens Becker, German bassist (Grave Digger)
- 1977Kym Valentine, Australian actress
- 1986Jordan Metcalfe, English actor
- 1986Mark Ballas, American professional dancer
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