Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: What Date Was Your Grandfather Born?

Randy Seaver has a new Saturday Night Genealogy Fun challenge for us this week on Genea-Musings.

1)  What is the day, month and year was your Grandfather born (either one)? [Use a grandmother if you want!]What was the day of the week for this event?  Tell us how you found out.

2) What has happened in recorded history on your Grandfather’s birth date (day and month)? Tell us how you found out, and list five events.

3)  What famous people have been born on your Grandfather’s birth date?  Tell us how you found out, and list five of them.

For this week’s challenge, I’ve chose my paternal grandfather who I never had the opportunity to know.

George Kucharik, aka George Sabo, was born 24 May 1893 in Delano, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania.

The 24th of May that year was on Wednesday. I found that by searching “what day of the week was May 24, 1893.”


Usually, when I attempt this kind of challenge, I quickly find out that the day in question was quite boring with no famous people born on the day either.

However, I was pleasantly surprised.

1844 – The first Morse telegram was sent between Baltimore and Washington

1883 – The Brooklyn Bridge opened to traffic.

1961 – Two busloads of Freedom Riders were arrested in Mississippi.

1974 – David Frost interview with Richard Nixon

1976 – Concorde began flights from London and Paris to Dulles Airport in Washington D.C.

There are even a couple of birthdays for very famous people:

Queen Victoria was born 24 May 1819.

Bob Dylan was born 24 May 1941.

Priscilla Presley was born 24 May 1945

I found all these bits of information by searching what happened in history and famous birthdays.

Thank you, Randy, for another fun challenge this week.


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