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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

1990  On this day in history 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 May - 24.  

1991  Gene Clark, folk-rocker (Byrds-Tambourine Man), dies at 49 on May - 24.  

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

1992  On May - 24 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  On May - 24 kim Basinger files for bankruptcy to avoid paying $7.4 million settlement  

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

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  Jean-Pierre E Plooij, Dutch writer (Bird House), dies at 48 on this day in history.  

1995  On May - 24 harold Wilson, British PM (1964-70, 74-76), dies of cancer at 79  

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

1996  On May - 24 alexander Langsdorf, physicist, dies at 83  

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

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

2006  On May - 24 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  On May - 24 rafael Correa is sworn into a third term as President of Ecuador  

2014  On May - 24 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  On this day in history 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  Nikon, [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Russian-orthodox church was born on May - 24.  

1610  Giovanni Battista Chinelli, composer was born on this day in history.  

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  On May - 24 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 May - 24.  

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

1456  On May - 24 death of ambroise de Loré, French military commander (b. 1396)  

1543  On May - 24 nicolas Copernicus, astronomer, dies in Poland  

1612  On this day in history robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury/PM (1598-1612), dies at 48  

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