On This Day

What Happened on May 24, 2021

Historical Events

  • Constitutional crisis deepens in Samoa after Speaker of the House shuts out Fiame Naomi Mata’afa from being sworn in as the country's first woman leader in 56 years [1]

Historic Event

Deposed Myanmar civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi appears in court against charges laid by the military government

  • India's official COVID-19 death toll passes 300,000 (303,720), the third country to do so, with experts saying it is a vast undercount [1]

Famous Deaths

  • Dmitry Mindiashvili, Soviet and Russian wrestling coach (coach Olympic champions Ivan Yariguin 1972, 76 and Buvaisar Satiev (1992, 96, 2004), dies from pneumonia at 87
  • Samuel E. Wright, American stage and screen actor and singer (Jesus Christ Superstar; Ball Four; The Little Mermaid; The Lion King), dies of prostate cancer at 74
2021 Highlights

About May 24, 2021

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 1 year, 1 month and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Victoria Day (Canada)

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Gemini

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Good 4 U - Olivia Rodrigo
  • UK #1 Song: Body - Tion Wayne & Russ Millions