May 24, 1941 in History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in History

  • German battleship Bismarck sinks the British battle cruiser HMS Hood; 1,416 die, 3 survive

Birthdays in History

  • Baroness Hollis of Heigham, history lecturer (U of East Anglia)
  • Martin Mogg, governor (British Durham Prison)

Deaths in History

  • Lancelot Holland, British vice-admiral (WW II-Hood), dies in battle