What Happened on May 24, 1940

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 1st night game at NY's Polo Grounds (Giants 8, Braves 1)
  • 1st night game at St Louis Sportsman Park (Indians 3, Browns 2)
  • Dutch army demobilizes
  • Dutch Queen Wilhelmina speaks on BBC radio
  • German tanks reach Atrecht France

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Hitler affirms Gen von Rundstedts "Stopbevel"

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • NY Giants rip Boston Bees 8-1 in 1st night game at Polo Grounds

Famous Birthdays

  • Joseph Brodsky, USSR, author (Less than 1, Nobel 1987)