On This Day

What Happened on May 24, 1943

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Admiral Donitz stops U-boat in Atlantic Ocean

Naval Commander and Nazi leader Karl Dönitz
Naval Commander and Nazi leader
Karl Dönitz
  • U-441 shoots Sunderland seaplane down over Gulf of Biskaje

Famous Birthdays

  • Gary Burghoff, American actor (Radar - M*A*S*H), born in Bristol, Connecticut

Famous Deaths

  • Vladimir I Nemirovitch-Dantshenko, Russian playwright, dies at 84
1943 Highlights

About May 24, 1943

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 6 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Gemini