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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

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  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 this day in history jay Leno makes his Tonight Show debut as permanent host, succeeding Johnny Carson  

1992  Joan Sanderson, actress (Young Wives' Tale, Fawlty Towers), dies at 79 on this day in history.  

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

1993  On May - 24 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  On May - 24 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  Alexander Langsdorf, physicist, dies at 83 on May - 24.  

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  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 this day in history.  

1605  On May - 24 birth of nikon, [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Russian-orthodox church  

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

1616  On May - 24 birth of john Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale (d. 1682)  

1619  On May - 24 birth of philips Wouwerman(s), Dutch painter  

1650  John Churchill, 1st duke of Marlborough, English general strategist was born on May - 24.  

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  Petronella, wife of earl Floris II the Vette of Holland/regent, dies on this day in history.  

1153  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1425  On May - 24 death of murdoch Stewart, 2nd Duke of Albany, Scottish politician (b. 1362)  

1456  Death of Ambroise de Loré, French military commander (b. 1396) on May - 24.  

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

1612  Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury/PM (1598-1612), dies at 48 on May - 24.  

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