On This Day

What Happened on May 24, 1919

Famous Birthdays

  • Herbie Fields [Bernfeld], American jazz saxophonist and bandleader ("Dardanella"), born in Elizabeth, New Jersey (d. 1958)
  • Sid Couchey, American comic book artist (Richie Rich), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2012)

Famous Deaths

  • Amado Nervo [Juan Crisóstomo Ruiz de Nervo], Mexican writer and poet, dies at 48
1919 Highlights

About May 24, 1919

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 102 years, 6 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Gemini