On This Day

What Happened on May 2, 1924

Historical Events

  • Netherlands refuses to recognize USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Aafje Heynis, Dutch singer (contralto), born in Krommenie, Netherlands (d. 2015)
  • Jamal Abro, Sindhi writer, born in Dadu, Pakistan (d. 2004)
  • Lynn Evans [Carolyn Hargate], American pop vocalist (The Chordettes - "Mr. Sandman"; "Lollipop"), born in Youngstown, Ohio (d. 2020)
  • Theodore Bikel, Austrian-American stage and screen singer and actor (The Sound of Music; Fiddler On The Roof; The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming; 200 Motels), folk singer (co-founder Newport Folk Festival), and political activist, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2015)
1924 Highlights

About May 2, 1924

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 97 years, 8 months and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

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