On This Day

What Happened on May 24, 1926

Historical Events


Sports record brokenWorld Record

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

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi

Famous Birthdays

  • Len Maddocks, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (Australian mid-50's) (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? 94 years, 6 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Gemini