On This Day

What Happened on May 24, 1942

Famous Birthdays

  • Ali Bacher, South African cricketer (South African batsman and captain in 60's), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Derek Quinn, British guitarist (Freddie and the Dreamers - "I'm Telling You Now"), born in Manchester, England (d. 2020)
  • Hannu Mikkola, Finnish rally driver (World Rally champion 1983), born in Joensuu, Finland (d. 2021)
1942 Highlights

About May 24, 1942

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 7 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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