Historical Events For May - 24
Thursday, 19 January 2017
1990 Andre Dawson receives a record 5 intentional walks in a game on this day in history.
1990 On May - 24 stanley Cup Edmonton Oilers beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 1
1990 On this day in history stanley Cup: Edmonton Oilers beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 1
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 May - 24.
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 Kim Basinger files for bankruptcy to avoid paying $7.4 million settlement on this day in history.
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 On this day in history poison singer Bret Michaels gets into a car crash
1994 Jean-Pierre E Plooij, Dutch writer (Bird House), dies at 48 on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
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