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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Sunday, 31 July 2016

1990  Andre Dawson receives a record 5 intentional walks in a game on May - 24.  

1990  Stanley Cup Edmonton Oilers beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 1 on May - 24.  

1990  Stanley Cup: Edmonton Oilers beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 1 on this day in history.  

1991  On this day in history gene Clark, folk-rocker (Byrds-Tambourine Man), dies at 49  

1992  Jay Leno makes his Tonight Show debut as permanent host, succeeding Johnny Carson on this day in history.  

1992  On this day in history joan Sanderson, actress (Young Wives' Tale, Fawlty Towers), dies at 79  

1993  On May - 24 eritrea achieved independence from Ethiopia after 30-year civil war  

1993  Kim Basinger files for bankruptcy to avoid paying $7.4 million settlement on this day in history.  

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  

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1994  Poison singer Bret Michaels gets into a car crash on this day in history.  

1994  On May - 24 jean-Pierre E Plooij, Dutch writer (Bird House), dies at 48  

1995  On this day in history harold Wilson, British PM (1964-70, 74-76), dies of cancer at 79  

1996  "Spy Hard" starring Leslie Nielsen is released on this day in history.  

1996  Alexander Langsdorf, physicist, dies at 83 on May - 24.  

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

1997  On this day in history 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 this day in history 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  On this day in history yingluck Shinawatra, former prime minister of Thailand, is detained by army after a military coup  

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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 this day in history.  

1544  On this day in history birth of william Gilbert, Essex England, physicist (researcher into magnetism)  

1605  Nikon, [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Russian-orthodox church was born on May - 24.  

1610  On May - 24 birth of giovanni Battista Chinelli, composer  

1616  John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale (d. 1682) was born on this day in history.  

1619  On this day in history birth of philips Wouwerman(s), Dutch painter  

1650  John Churchill, 1st duke of Marlborough, English general strategist was born on May - 24.  

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 May - 24 petronella, wife of earl Floris II the Vette of Holland/regent, dies  

1153  On this day in history david I, King of Scotland, dies  

1351  On May - 24 death of abu al-Hasan 'Ali, Sultan of Morocco (b. circa 1297)  

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

1425  Death of Murdoch Stewart, 2nd Duke of Albany, Scottish politician (b. 1362) on May - 24.  

1456  Death of Ambroise de Loré, French military commander (b. 1396) on May - 24.  

1543  Nicolas Copernicus, astronomer, dies in Poland on May - 24.  

1612  On May - 24 robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury/PM (1598-1612), dies at 48  

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