What Happened on May 24, 1940

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 1st night game at NY's Polo Grounds (Giants 8, Braves 1)
  • 1st night game at St Louis Sportsman Park (Indians 3, Browns 2)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Adolf Hitler affirms General von Rundstedts "Stopbevel"

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Dutch army demobilizes
  • Dutch Queen Wilhelmina speaks on BBC radio
  • German tanks reach Atrecht, France
  • NY Giants rip Boston Bees 8-1 in 1st night game at Polo Grounds

Famous Birthdays

  • Joseph Brodsky, USSR, author (Less than 1, Nobel 1987)