What Happened on May 24, 1941

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • German battleship Bismarck sinks the British battle cruiser HMS Hood; 1,416 die, 3 survive

Famous Birthdays

  • Andres Garcia, Santo Domingo Dom Rep, actor (Tiger Shark)
  • Baroness Hollis of Heigham, history lecturer (U of East Anglia)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Bob Dylan [Robert Zimmerman], American singer-songwriter (Blowin' in Wind, The Times They Are a-Changin') and cultural icon, born in Duluth, Minnesota

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
  • Brian Dennis, composer
  • Konrad Boehmer, composer
  • Martin Mogg, governor (British Durham Prison)
  • Tony Valentino, rocker (Standells-Dirty Water)

Famous Deaths

  • Lancelot Holland, British vice-admiral (WW II-Hood), dies in battle