On This Day

What Happened on May 24, 1953

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Doctor Mellifluus

Famous Birthdays

  • Alfred Molina, British actor (Spider Man 2, Frida, Chocolat), born in London, England
  • Mark Rivera, American saxophonist, musical director and corporate entertainment provider (Billy Joel), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Nell Campbell [Laura], Australian actress (Rocky Horror), born in Sydney, New South Wales

Famous Deaths

  • Cor Hermus, Dutch actor, director and writer (Bleeke Bet, William of Orange, Jantes), dies at 63