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Historical Events Happened In May - 02

Thursday, 24 April 2014

1968  On this day in history donald L Hall, airplane designer (Spirit of St Louis), dies at 69  

1969  On this day in history british liner Queen Elizabeth II leaves on maiden voyage to New York  

1969  On this day in history franz JHMM von Papen, German chancellor (1932), dies at 89  

1970  Twenty-six persons were rescued by a VC-8 helicopter from a Dutch Antillean Airlines DC-9 ditched in the Caribbean on this day in history.  

1972  On this day in history electrical fire in Sunshine Silver mine - 126 die (Kellogg Idaho)  

1972  On this day in history lieutenant General Vernon A Walters, USA, becomes deputy director of CIA  

1972  US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site on this day in history.  

1972  On this day in history hugo Hartung, writer, dies at 69  

1973  Alan Carney, actor (Herbie-Take it from Me), dies at 61 on this day in history.  

1974  On this day in history former Vice President Spiro Agnew is disbarred  

1975  Apple records closes down on this day in history.  

1975  US Navy departs Vietnamese waters at end of evacuation on this day in history.  

1975  On this day in history uSS Midway off-loaded at Utapao, Thailand, over 40 USAF helicopters used in South Vietnam evacuation operations  

1977  On this day in history "The King &I" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 719 performances  

1979  On this day in history 14th Academy of Country Music Awards Kenny Rogers &Barbara Mandrell win  

1979  14th Academy of Country Music Awards: Kenny Rogers &Barbara Mandrell win on this day in history.  

1980  On this day in history joseph Doherty &3 other IRA men arrested for murder  

1980  On this day in history pink Floyd's "Another Brick in Wall (Part II)" is banned in South Africa  

1980  Pope John Paul II begins African tour on this day in history.  

1980  US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site on this day in history.  

1980  Clarrie Grimmett, cricket (36 Tests for Australia, 216 wickets), dies on this day in history.  

1981  Radio Shack re-releases Model III TRSDOS 1.3 with 2 fixes on this day in history.  

1982  Argentina's only cruiser is sunk by a British submarine with a loss of more than 320 lives on this day in history.  

1982  On this day in history falklands War Argentine cruiser General Belgrano sunk by British submarine Conqueror, killing more than 350 men  

1982  Helmut Dantine on this day in history.  

1982  Falklands War: Argentine cruiser General Belgrano sunk by British submarine Conqueror, killing more than 350 men on this day in history.  

1983  On this day in history 6.7 earthquake injures 487 in Coalinga CA  

1983  Marius F Duintjer, architect, dies on this day in history.  

1984  On this day in history uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site  

1984  On this day in history jack Barry, game show emcee (Joker's Wild), dies at 66  

1985  Hal LeRoy, dancer/actor (Harold Teen), dies at 71 after surgery on this day in history.  

1986  Dynamo Kiev wins 26th Europe Cup II on this day in history.  

1986  On this day in history in Vancouver BC, Prince Charles and Princess Diana officially open Expo '86;  

1986  On this day in history radiation released from the Chernobyl accident reach France, Britain  

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Famous Birthdays In May - 02

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1360  Yongle, Emperor of China (d. 1424) was born on this day in history.  

1451  René II, Duke of Lorraine (d. 1508) was born on this day in history.  

1458  On this day in history birth of leonor of Viseu, queen of Portugal (d. 1525)  

1551  William Camden, English historian (Brittania, Annales) was born on this day in history.  

1601  Athanasius Kircher, German Jesuit/inventor (magic lantern) was born on this day in history.  

1660  Pietro Alessandro Gaspare Scarlatti, Palermo Italy, composer (Tigrane) was born on this day in history.  

1695  Giovanni Niccolo Servandoni, Italian-born architect (d. 1766) was born on this day in history.  

1702  On this day in history birth of friedrich Christoph Oetinger, German theologian (d. 1782)  

Famous Deaths In May - 02

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0373  Death of Athanasius, Patriarch of Alexandria (b. 298) on this day in history.  

0649  Maruta of Tagrit, theology/1st mafriaan Jakobitische church, dies on this day in history.  

0756  Death of Emperor Shōmu, Emperor of Japan (b. 701) on this day in history.  

0907  Death of Boris I of Bulgaria on this day in history.  

1230  On this day in history death of william de Braose, Lord of Abergavenny (b. 1197)  

1250  Death of Toeransa, sultan of Egypt, murdered on this day in history.  

1300  On this day in history death of blanche of Artois, regent of Navarre (b. 1248)  

1450  Death of William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk, English military leader (b. 1396) on this day in history.