Historical Events For May - 24
Saturday, 27 May 2017
1990 On May - 24 andre Dawson receives a record 5 intentional walks in a game
1990 On this day in history stanley Cup Edmonton Oilers beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 1
1990 On this day in history stanley Cup: Edmonton Oilers beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 1
1991 On this day in history gene Clark, folk-rocker (Byrds-Tambourine Man), dies at 49
1992 On May - 24 jay Leno makes his Tonight Show debut as permanent host, succeeding Johnny Carson
1992 Joan Sanderson, actress (Young Wives' Tale, Fawlty Towers), dies at 79 on May - 24.
1993 Eritrea achieved independence from Ethiopia after 30-year civil war on May - 24.
1993 On this day in history kim Basinger files for bankruptcy to avoid paying $7.4 million settlement
1993 Kurd rebellion kills 33 soldiers & 5 citizens in Turkey on May - 24.
1993 On this day in history jesus Posadas Ocampo, Mexican cardinal/archbishop, shot dead at 66
1994 Poison singer Bret Michaels gets into a car crash on this day in history.
1994 Jean-Pierre E Plooij, Dutch writer (Bird House), dies at 48 on this day in history.
1995 Harold Wilson, British PM (1964-70, 74-76), dies of cancer at 79 on this day in history.
1996 "Spy Hard" starring Leslie Nielsen is released on this day in history.
1996 On this day in history alexander Langsdorf, physicist, dies at 83
1997 Actor Tim Allen arrested for drunk driving in Michigan on this day in history.
1997 On May - 24 edward Mulhare, actor (Ghost & Mrs Muir), dies of lung cancer at 74
2006 East Timor's Foreign Minister Horta officially requests military assistance from the governments of Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia and Portugal on this day in history.
2007 On May - 24 general election in the Republic of Ireland. Taoiseach Bertie Ahern and his Fianna Fáil party win a majority of seats for the third election in a row.
2013 On this day in history rafael Correa is sworn into a third term as President of Ecuador
2014 On this day in history yingluck Shinawatra, former prime minister of Thailand, is detained by army after a military coup