On This Day

What Happened on May 16, 1924

Historical Events

  • 108°F (42°C) in Blitzen, Oregon

Famous Birthdays

  • Dawda Kairaba Jawara, Gambian politician. Prime Minister (1962-70), President of Gambia (1970-94), born in Barajally, British Gambia
  • Frank F Mankiewicz, American columnist (Perfectly Clear), born in NYC, New York

Famous Deaths

  • William "Candy" Cummings, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (credited with creating the curveball), dies at 75
1924 Highlights

About May 16, 1924

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 97 years, 8 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

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