What Happened on May 21, 1924

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Leopold & Loeb kidnap and kill Bobby Franks to demonstrate their supposed intellectual superiority by committing a "perfect crime".

Famous Birthdays

  • Jack Twyman, basketball player (Rochester/Cincinnati Royals), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
  • Peggy Cass, actress/TV panelist (To Tell the Truth, Mame), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Robert Parris, composer (Book of Imaginery Beings), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Famous Deaths

  • Bobby Franks, killed by Leopold & Loeb, at 14