On This Day

What Happened on May 24, 1918

Historical Events

  • British officer General Poole lands at Murmansk, the Russian port on the Barents Sea
  • Cleveland Indians Stan Coveleski sets club record for most innings pitched (19) as the Indians beat the Yankees 3-2

Famous Birthdays

  • Coleman Young, 1st African American Mayor of Detroit, born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama (d. 1997)

Famous Deaths

  • Evan Williams, American oratorio tenor, dies at 50
1918 Highlights

About May 24, 1918

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 103 years, 7 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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