Today: May 24, 2024

Today is Friday. This is the 145th day of 2024. 39% of the year has passed. 221 days (61%) remain until the end of 2024.



Basic facts about this date:

  • Week Number: We are currently in Week 21 of 2024.
  • Leap Year: 2024 is a leap year, which means that it will have 366 days instead of 365 (with an extra day in February).
  • Generation: People born in 2024 belong to the Gen Alpha generation.

On this day: May 24

Events that happened on May 24.

  • May 24, 1543: Renaissance-era mathematician Nicolaus Copernicus dies at the age of 70.
  • May 24, 1798: The Irish Rebellion begins.
  • May 24, 1958: May 1958 coup: Oparation Corse: French paratroopers from Algeria take control of the island of Corsica.
  • May 24, 1981: Ecuadorian President Jaime Roldós Aguilera and his wife, Martha Bucaram, are killed in a plane crash.
  • May 24, 1989:
    • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) is released in movie theaters.
    • Football: A.C Milan win the European Cup after defeating Steaua Bucuresti 4-0.
  • May 24, 1991:
    • Operation Solomon: The Israeli military begins a covert operation to airlift 14,000 Ethiopian Jews to Israel.
    • Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer murders 31-year-old Anthony Hughes.
  • May 24, 1995:
    • Braveheart (1995) is released in cinemas.
    • Football: Ajax win the UEFA Champions League after a late 85th minute goal from Patrick Kluivert helps them secure a 1-0 victory against A.C. Milan.
  • May 24, 2000:
    • Football: Spanish side Real Madrid win the UEFA Champions League after they defeat Valencia 3-0.
    • Mission: Impossible II (2000) is released in movie theaters.
  • May 24, 2001:
    • Democrats regain control of the Senate after Vermont Senator James Jeffords leaves the Republican Party.
    • 23 people fall to their deaths after a dance floor collapses during a wedding ceremony in Israel.
  • May 24, 2002:
    • The film Enough (2002), starring Jennifer Lopez, is released in movie theaters.
    • The Sally Jessy Raphael Show comes to an end after 18 years.
  • May 24, 2004: Soccer: Liverpool manager Gérard Houllier leaves by "mutual consent".
  • May 24, 2005: Rihanna releases her debut single "Pon de Replay".
  • May 24, 2006: Taylor Hicks wins the 5th season of American Idol.
  • May 24, 2007: 2007 Irish general election: Fianna Fail win 81 seats.
  • May 24, 2008: Soccer: Avram Grant is sacked as the manager of Chelsea FC.
  • May 24, 2009: Football: Newcastle United are relegated from the Premier League.
  • May 24, 2010:
    • The television show "Law & Order" comes to an end after nearly 20 years.
    • Slipknot bassist Paul Gray dies from an accidental overdose at the age of 38.
    • The series finale of 24 is aired.
  • May 24, 2011: The first episode of British reality TV show "Geordie Shore" is aired on MTV.
  • May 24, 2014: Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are married in Florence, Italy.
  • May 24, 2016: Alisan Porter wins the tenth season of The Voice.
  • May 24, 2018: YouTuber TotalBiscuit passes away after a battle with cancer.
  • May 24, 2019: British Prime Minister Theresa May announces that she will resign as leader of the Conservative Party.
  • May 24, 2022: 19 children and two teachers are killed in a mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas.
  • May 24, 2023:
    • Singer Tina Turner dies at the age of 83.
    • Rapper Fetty Wap is sentenced to six years in prison for drug trafficking.
    • Florida Governor Ron DeSantis launches his 2024 presidential campaign.

Is it that long ago already?

One week has already passed since May 17, 2024:

  • CNN releases security footage of Sean "P Diddy" Combs assaulting Cassie Ventura in 2016.

Half a year has passed since November 24, 2023:

  • A four-day ceasefire begins between Israel and Hamas.
  • Derek Chauvin is stabbed in prison.
  • Hamas and Israel exchange prisoners during a ceasefire.
  • A South African parole board decides that Oscar Pistorius should be released on January 5, 2024.

Nine months have passed since August 24, 2023:

  • Japan begins to release wastewater from the Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean.
  • WWE wrestler Bray Wyatt dies of a heart attack at the age of 36.
  • Donald Trump surrenders to authorities in Georgia over his 2020 election indictment charges.
  • American actress Arleen Sorkin passes away at the age of 67.
  • The release of "Dune: Part Two" is delayed due to the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike.

Personality traits

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What has happened lately?

Notable events that happened close to May 24, 2024.

  • April 25, 2024:
    • Harvey Weinstein's rape conviction is overturned in New York.
    • Soccer: Barcelona announces that its manager, Xavi, will stay with the club.
    • More than 100 protesters are arrested at a pro-Palestinian encampment at Emerson College in Boston.
  • April 26, 2024:
    • The romantic sports film "Challengers" is released in movie theaters.
    • TikTok ban: TikTok's parent company, ByteDance, states that it has no plans to sell the app.
    • Soccer: Liverpool and Feyenoord agree a compensation package that allows Arne Slot to become the next Liverpool manager.
  • April 29, 2024: Four police officers are killed in a shootout in Charlotte, North Carolina.
  • April 30, 2024: A 14-year-old is killed during a sword attack in Hainault, London.
  • May 1, 2024: Boxing: It is reported that Ryan Garcia tested positive for performance-enhancing steroids before his fight against Devin Haney.
  • May 2, 2024: UK politics: The Conservative Party loses hundreds of seats at the 2024 United Kingdom local elections.
  • May 3, 2024: US congressman Henry Cuellar and his wife are charged with accepting $600,000 in bribes.
  • May 5, 2024:
    • Kim Kardashian is booed at The Roast of Tom Brady.
    • TikToker Haley Kalil causes controversy after she uses the audio clip "Let them eat cake" at the 2024 Met Gala.
  • May 6, 2024: Snooker: Kyren Wilson beats Jak Jones to win the 2024 World Snooker Championship.
  • May 9, 2024: Blockout2024: Social media users launch a campaign to block celebrities following the Met Gala.
  • May 10, 2024:
    • The movie "Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes" is released.
    • Soccer: Kylian Mbappé announces that he is leaving PSG.
  • May 11, 2024:
    • Switzerland win the 2024 Eurovision with the song "The Code" by Nemo.
    • Dutch representative Joost Klein is disqualified from the 2024 Eurovision Song Contest after he allegedly makes a threatening movement towards a camera operator.
  • May 13, 2024:
    • It is announced that Melinda Gates is resigning from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
    • Michael Cohen testifies that Donald Trump directed him to lie and pay hush money to Stormy Daniels.
  • May 14, 2024:
    • US Secretary of State Antony Blinken makes an unannounced visit to Ukraine to discuss military assistance as Russia mounts its new counter-offensive.
    • It is reported that the death toll in Gaza has passed 35,000.
    • Soccer: French defender Raphael Varane announces that he will be leaving Manchester United at the end of the season.
    • The Dublin to New York City portal is shut down due to inappropriate behavior.
    • Google launches a new "Generative AI" feature in its search engine.
  • May 15, 2024:
    • A man attempts to assassinate Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico.
    • Singapore prime minister Lee Hsien Loong resigns after nearly 20 years in office.
  • May 16, 2024: Tabloid newspapers report that Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck are headed for divorce.
  • May 17, 2024: CNN releases security footage of Sean "P Diddy" Combs assaulting Cassie Ventura in 2016.
  • May 18, 2024: Boxing: Oleksandr Usyk defeats Tyson Fury via split decision.
  • May 19, 2024:
    • Soccer: Manchester City win their fourth Premier League title in a row after beating West Ham 3-1 in the final game of the season.
    • Iranian president Ebrahim Raisi dies in a helicopter crash near Varzaqan, Iran.
    • Soccer: Jürgen Klopp manages his last Liverpool game.
  • May 20, 2024:
    • The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court applies for arrest warrants for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar for war crimes.
    • Soccer: Liverpool officially announces Arne Slot as their new manager.
    • Seafood restaurant chain "Red Lobster" files for bankruptcy.
    • Scarlett Johansson accuses AI company ChatGPT of using her voice after she refused to give them permission.
  • May 21, 2024: Soccer: Mauricio Pochettino leaves Chelsea.
  • May 22, 2024:
    • UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak calls a snap election for July 4th.
    • Soccer: Italian side Atalanta win the Europa League by defeating Bayer Leverkusen 3-0 and ending their 51-game unbeaten run.
    • Nine people are killed after a stage collapses during a presidential candidate's campaign rally in San Pedro, Mexico.
    • Five people are killed by tornadoes in Iowa.
  • May 23, 2024: China begins conducting military drills around Taiwan.
  • This date: May 24, 2024
  • June 14, 2024: UEFA Euro 2024 kicks off in Germany.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 24, 2024, will have the star sign Gemini.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2024 is the year of the Dragon (Yang Earth).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 1.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 24, 2024 falls under the Deer.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Birth flower (May): The Lily of the Valley and the Hawthorn.
Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on May 24.

Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria

Queen of England Deceased
Born on May 24, 1819
She was born exactly 205 years ago today.

Tommy Chong

Tommy Chong

Actor / Comedian
Born on May 24, 1938
He is 86 years old today.

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan

Born on May 24, 1941
He is 83 years old today.

Patti LaBelle

Patti LaBelle

Born on May 24, 1944
She is 80 years old today.

Priscilla Presley

Priscilla Presley

Born on May 24, 1945
She is 79 years old today.

Eric Cantona

Eric Cantona

French soccer player
Born on May 24, 1966
He is 58 years old today.

Heavy D

Heavy D

Rapper Deceased
Born on May 24, 1967
He would have turned 57 years old today.

Tara Correa-McMullen

Tara Correa-McMullen

Actress Deceased
Born on May 24, 1989
She would have turned 35 years old today.

Ali Kabbani

Ali Kabbani

American Twitch streamer
Born on May 24, 1999
He is 25 years old today.


Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • If your baby is due on May 24, 2024, then the date of conception was probably around September 1, 2023.
  • A baby that is conceived on May 24, 2024, will be due around February 14, 2025.

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