On This Day

What Happened on May 24, 1917

Famous Birthdays

  • Alan Campbell, Baron Campbell of Alloway, British judge (d. 2013)
  • Derek Hodgson, British high court judge, born in Whitefield, Manchester (d. 2002)
  • Florence Knoll Bassett, American furniture designer (Knoll), born in Saginaw, Michigan (d. 2019)
  • Theodore Hesburgh, president (University of Notre Dame), born in Syracuse, New York (d. 2015)

Famous Weddings

1917 Highlights

About May 24, 1917

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 104 years, 6 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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