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.
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.