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


LoveWedding of Interest

Writer Walter Lippmann (27) weds Faye Albertson

Writer and Political Commentator Walter Lippmann
Writer and Political Commentator
Walter Lippmann

1917 Highlights

About May 24, 1917

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 103 years, 6 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Gemini