GT #5: My Birthday Trivia


Since Girls Talk meme host Kaye is celebrating her birthday this month – July 26 to be exact, topics for the whole month would be birthday-related. 
For this week, we’re playing a simple yet cool game about our birthdays. Here’s the instruction:

 1. Go to
 2. Search for your birthday (without the year, only date and month, for more results).
 3. Share with us events, births, deaths and holidays which happened during the date of your birth.

My birthday is May 24 and Wikipedia says:

May 24 is the 144th day of the year (145th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 221 days remaining until the end of the year.


1883 – The Brooklyn Bridge in New York City is opened to traffic after 14 years of construction.

1958 – United Press International is formed through a merger of the United Press and the International News Service.

1962 – Project Mercury: American astronaut Scott Carpenter orbits the Earth three times in the Aurora 7 space capsule.

1981 – Ecuadorian president Jaime Roldós Aguilera, his wife and his presidential comitee died in an aircraft accident while travelling from Quito to Zapotillo minutes after the president famous speech regarding the 24 de mayo anniversary of the Battle of Pichincha.

1994 – Four men convicted of bombing the World Trade Center in New York in 1993 are each sentenced to 240 years in prison.

2001 – Mountain climbing: 15-year-old Sherpa Temba Tsheri becomes the youngest person to climb to the top of Mount Everest.


1686 – Gabriel Fahrenheit, German inventor and thermometer maker (d. 1736)

1911 – Barbara West, English survivor of the Titanic sinking (d. 2007)

1941 – Bob Dylan, American singer and songwriter

1977 – Kym Valentine, Australian actress
1993 – Oliver Davis, American actor
1994 – Cayden Boyd, American actor


1543 – Nicolaus Copernicus, Polish astronomer (b. 1473)

1632 – Robert Hues, English mathematician and geographer (b. 1553)

1959 – John Foster Dulles, American, 52nd United States Secretary of State (b. 1888)

2008 – Dick Martin, American comedian (b. 1922)

2009 – Jay Bennett, American guitarist and singer-songwriter (Wilco) (b. 1963)

2010 – Paul Gray, American bassist (Slipknot) (b. 1972)


Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Eritrea from Ethiopia in 1993.

Victoria Day; celebrated on Monday on or before May 24. (Canada)

I found out that Gabriel Fahrenheit, the inventor of thermometer and Bob Dylan, American singer-songwriter have the same birthday as mine. Nicolaus Copernicus, a famous astronomer died on May 24, 1543. 

Oh wait, here’s more trivia courtesy of

  • My lucky days are Tuesday (Conceivement date, Your parents decided to not to have an abortion, You were born) and Wednesday (Your first cell is built, Your mother suspects she is pregnant, Your heart beat for the first time).
  • I am exactly 34 years 7 weeks 2 days 21 hours 11 minutes 42 seconds old today 🙂
So that’s a long list of related important events and interesting facts that happened on May 24, my birthday!  Hope you enjoyed reading.