On This Day

What Happened on May 24, 1926

Historical Events

World Record

Paavo Nurmi runs world record 3000 m (8:25.4)

Famous Birthdays

  • Len Maddocks, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (7 Tests, 19 dismissals; Victoria, Tasmania), born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 2016)
  • Stanley Baxter, Scottish actor (The Stanley Baxter Moving Picture Show, Crook Anonymous), born in Glasgow, Scotland
1926 Highlights

About May 24, 1926

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 95 years, 6 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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