On This Day

What Happened on May 11, 1924

Historical Events

  • Cartel des Gauches wins French parliamentary election

Historic Event

Pulitzer Prize awarded to Robert Frost (New Hampshire)

Famous Birthdays

  • Antony Hewish, radio astronomer
  • Eugene Dynkin, Russian mathematician
  • Jackie Milburn, English soccer star (Newcastle United)
  • Tim Flock, American auto racer (Winston Cup 1952, 55), born in Fort Payne, Alabama (d. 1998)

Famous Deaths

  • Moses Walker, American baseball catcher (first African-American open about his heritage to play MLB; Toledo Blue Stockings), dies at 66
1924 Highlights

About May 11, 1924

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 97 years, 6 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus