Historical Events For May - 24
Friday, 17 November 2017
1990 Andre Dawson receives a record 5 intentional walks in a game on May - 24.
1990 On May - 24 stanley Cup Edmonton Oilers beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 1
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 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 May - 24 eritrea achieved independence from Ethiopia after 30-year civil war
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 this day in history.
1993 Jesus Posadas Ocampo, Mexican cardinal/archbishop, shot dead at 66 on this day in history.
1994 On May - 24 poison singer Bret Michaels gets into a car crash
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 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 On May - 24 actor Tim Allen arrested for drunk driving in Michigan
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 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 on this day in history.
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