On This Day

What Happened on May 24, 1905

Historical Events

  • 39th Belmont: Eugene Hildebrand aboard Tanya wins in 2:08

Famous Birthdays

  • George Nakashima, American furniture maker and architect, born in Spokane, Washington
  • Mikhail Sholokhov, Soviet writer (And Quiet Flows the Don, Nobel 1965), born in Veshenskaya, Don Host Oblast, Russian Empire (d. 1984)
  • Zdeněk Blažek, Czech composer and music theorist (Verchovina), born in Žarošice, Moravia (d. 1988)
1905 Highlights

About May 24, 1905

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 116 years, 6 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Gemini