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Historical Events For May - 24

Sunday, 26 February 2017

1990  On this day in history 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 May - 24 stanley Cup: Edmonton Oilers beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 1  

1991  On May - 24 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  On this day in history joan Sanderson, actress (Young Wives' Tale, Fawlty Towers), dies at 79  

1993  On this day in history eritrea achieved independence from Ethiopia after 30-year civil war  

1993  Kim Basinger files for bankruptcy to avoid paying $7.4 million settlement on May - 24.  

1993  On May - 24 kurd rebellion kills 33 soldiers & 5 citizens in Turkey  

1993  Jesus Posadas Ocampo, Mexican cardinal/archbishop, shot dead at 66 on May - 24.  

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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 May - 24.  

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 May - 24 alexander Langsdorf, physicist, dies at 83  

1997  Actor Tim Allen arrested for drunk driving in Michigan on May - 24.  

1997  On May - 24 edward Mulhare, actor (Ghost & Mrs Muir), dies of lung cancer at 74  

2006  On this day in history east Timor's Foreign Minister Horta officially requests military assistance from the governments of Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia and Portugal.  

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  Rafael Correa is sworn into a third term as President of Ecuador on May - 24.  

2014  Yingluck Shinawatra, former prime minister of Thailand, is detained by army after a military coup on May - 24.  

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Famous Birthdays In May - 24

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1522  John Jewel, English bishop (d. 1571) was born on May - 24.  

1544  On May - 24 birth of william Gilbert, Essex England, physicist (researcher into magnetism)  

1605  Nikon, [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Russian-orthodox church was born on this day in history.  

1610  On this day in history birth of giovanni Battista Chinelli, composer  

1616  On this day in history birth of john Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale (d. 1682)  

1619  Philips Wouwerman(s), Dutch painter was born on this day in history.  

1650  On this day in history birth of john Churchill, 1st duke of Marlborough, English general strategist  

1671  Gian Gastone de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1737) was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In May - 24

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1144  On this day in history petronella, wife of earl Floris II the Vette of Holland/regent, dies  

1153  David I, King of Scotland, dies on this day in history.  

1351  Death of Abu al-Hasan 'Ali, Sultan of Morocco (b. circa 1297) on this day in history.  

1408  Death of Taejo of Joseon, ruler of Korea (b. 1335) on this day in history.  

1425  On this day in history death of murdoch Stewart, 2nd Duke of Albany, Scottish politician (b. 1362)  

1456  On this day in history death of ambroise de Loré, French military commander (b. 1396)  

1543  On this day in history nicolas Copernicus, astronomer, dies in Poland  

1612  Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury/PM (1598-1612), dies at 48 on May - 24.  

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