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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Saturday, 18 April 2015

1990  Andre Dawson receives a record 5 intentional walks in a game on May - 24.  

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

1990  On this day in history stanley Cup: Edmonton Oilers beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 1  

1991  Gene Clark, folk-rocker (Byrds-Tambourine Man), dies at 49 on this day in history.  

1992  Jay Leno makes his Tonight Show debut as permanent host, succeeding Johnny Carson on May - 24.  

1992  Joan Sanderson, actress (Young Wives' Tale, Fawlty Towers), dies at 79 on May - 24.  

1993  Eritrea achieved independence from Ethiopia after 30-year civil war on May - 24.  

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

1995  On this day in history harold Wilson, British PM (1964-70, 74-76), dies of cancer at 79  

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

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

1997  On this day in history actor Tim Allen arrested for drunk driving in Michigan  

1997  Edward Mulhare, actor (Ghost & Mrs Muir), dies of lung cancer at 74 on this day in history.  

2006  East Timor's Foreign Minister Horta officially requests military assistance from the governments of Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia and Portugal on May - 24.  

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 May - 24.  

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  

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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 May - 24.  

1605  Nikon, [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Russian-orthodox church was born on May - 24.  

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

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

1619  On this day in history birth of philips Wouwerman(s), Dutch painter  

1650  On May - 24 birth of john Churchill, 1st duke of Marlborough, English general strategist  

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 May - 24.  

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

1351  Death of Abu al-Hasan 'Ali, Sultan of Morocco (b. circa 1297) on this day in history.  

1408  Death of Taejo of Joseon, ruler of Korea (b. 1335) on May - 24.  

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

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