What Happened on May 24, 1940

Historical Events

  • 1st night game at St Louis Sportsman Park (Indians 3, Browns 2)

Event of Interest

Adolf Hitler affirms General von Rundstedts "Stopbevel"

  • Dutch army demobilizes
  • German tanks reach Atrecht, France
  • NY Giants swat Boston Bees, 8-1, in 1st night game at Polo Grounds, NYC
1940 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Joseph Brodsky, Russian-American poet and writer (Less than One, Nobel 1987), born in Leningrad, RSFSR, Soviet Union (d. 1996)
Born in 1940

About May 24, 1940

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 9 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Gemini