On This Day

What Happened on May 24, 2010

Historical Events

  • Andrew Wakefield, doctor at the center of MMR vaccination scare, struck off the UK medical register after being found guilty of serious professional misconduct
  • NHL Eastern Conference Final: Philadelphia Flyers beat Montreal Canadians, 4 games to 1

Famous Deaths

  • Anneliese Rothenberger, German operatic lyric soprano, 1942-83, dies at 85
  • Deborah Jo Billingsley, American singer (Lynyrd Skynyrd) and songwriter, dies at 58
  • Morrie Martin, American MLB baseball pitcher, 1949-59 (Brooklyn Dodgers, Philadelphia Athletics, and 5 other teams), and double Purple Heart Army veteran, dies at 87
  • Paul Gray, American heavy metal bassist (Slipknot), dies of a drug overdose at 38
  • Petr Muk, Czech new-wave and pop musician, and singer-songwriter (Oceán; Shalom), dies from mixing alcohol and prescription medications at 45
  • Ray Alan, English ventriloquist & television entertainer (Lord Charles), dies at 79
  • Raymond V. Haysbert, African-American business executive and civil rights leader (b. 1920)
  • Tapen Chatterjee, Bengali actor from India (b. 1937)
  • Virendra Bhatia, Indian politician (b. 1947)
2010 Highlights

About May 24, 2010

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 11 years, 1 month and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Victoria Day (Canada)

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Gemini