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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Saturday, 01 November 2014

1990  On May - 24 andre Dawson receives a record 5 intentional walks in a game  

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

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

1991  On May - 24 gene Clark, folk-rocker (Byrds-Tambourine Man), dies at 49  

1992  On this day in history 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  Eritrea achieved independence from Ethiopia after 30-year civil war on this day in history.  

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

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

1994  On this day in history jean-Pierre E Plooij, Dutch writer (Bird House), dies at 48  

1995  Harold Wilson, British PM (1964-70, 74-76), dies of cancer at 79 on May - 24.  

1996  "Spy Hard" starring Leslie Nielsen is released on May - 24.  

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

1997  Actor Tim Allen arrested for drunk driving in Michigan on this day in history.  

1997  Edward Mulhare, actor (Ghost & Mrs Muir), dies of lung cancer at 74 on May - 24.  

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 this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In May - 24

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1522  On May - 24 birth of john Jewel, English bishop (d. 1571)  

1544  William Gilbert, Essex England, physicist (researcher into magnetism) was born on this day in history.  

1605  On May - 24 birth of nikon, [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Russian-orthodox church  

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

1616  John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale (d. 1682) was born on May - 24.  

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

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

1671  On this day in history birth of gian Gastone de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1737)  

Famous Deaths In May - 24

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1144  Petronella, wife of earl Floris II the Vette of Holland/regent, dies on this day in history.  

1153  On May - 24 david I, King of Scotland, dies  

1351  On this day in history death of abu al-Hasan 'Ali, Sultan of Morocco (b. circa 1297)  

1408  On May - 24 death of taejo of Joseon, ruler of Korea (b. 1335)  

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

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