What Happened on May 24, 1926

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events


Sports record brokenWorld Record

Paavo Nurmi runs world record 3000 m (8:25.4)

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi

Famous Birthdays

  • Len Maddocks, cricket wicket-keeper (Australian mid-50's)
  • Stanley Baxter, Scottish actor (Mr Majeika), born in Glasgow