Historical Events Happened In May - 24
Friday, 28 October 2016
1961 27 Freedom Riders arrested in Jackson MS on this day in history.
1961 Explorer (12) fails to reach Earth orbit on this day in history.
1961 On this day in history u S President Kennedy asks the nation to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade
1962 On May - 24 m Scott Carpenter aboard Aurora 7 launched into earth orbit
1963 The first Lockheed A-12 to crash, CIA pilot Ken Collins ejects safely on this day in history.
1963 Elmore James, blues guitarist, dies at 45 of a heart attack on May - 24.
1964 On May - 24 18th Tony Awards Luther & Hello Dolly win
1964 On May - 24 beatles' 3rd appearance on Ed Sullivan
1964 On this day in history panic in Lima Peru soccer stadium, kills 300
1964 On this day in history 18th Tony Awards: Luther & Hello Dolly win
1965 On May - 24 supreme Court declares federal law allowing post office to intercept communist propaganda is unconstitutional
1966 "Mame" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 1508 performances on this day in history.
1968 On this day in history haiti closes down shortwave station 4VEH for 40 days
1968 Mick Jagger & Marianne Faithfull arrested for drug possession on this day in history.
1968 President De Gaulle proposes referendum & students set fire to Paris bourse on this day in history.
1968 On this day in history the Gateway Arch, located in St Louis, Missouri, is dedicated
1968 Bernard Rogers, composer (Warrior, Passion), dies at 75 on this day in history.
1969 Beatles' "Get Back" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 5 weeks on May - 24.
1969 On this day in history the birth of Yasser Arafat, Palestinian leader
1969 Mitzi Green, actress (Huckleberry Finn, Tom Sawyer), dies at 48 on May - 24.
1970 Peter Queen quits Fleetwood Mac to join a religious cult on this day in history.
1971 On May - 24 a commuter bus plunges into Panama Canal, killing 38 of 43 aboard
1972 Glasgow Rangers wins 12th Europe Cup II at Barcelona on this day in history.
1972 On May - 24 uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1972 On May - 24 asta Nielsen, actress (Joyless Street), dies at 88
1974 Dean Martin Show, last airs on NBC-TV on this day in history.
1974 Duke Ellington, blues singer, dies of cancer at 75 on this day in history.
1975 On this day in history dutch Government of De Uyl decides to obtain some F-16's
1975 On May - 24 soyuz 18B carries 2 cosmonauts to space station Salyut 4
1976 On May - 24 muhammad Ali TKOs Richard Dunn in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
1976 On May - 24 the first commercial SST flight to North America (Concorde to Washington DC)
1976 On this day in history henk Lankhorst, pacifist/Dutch MP (PSP), dies at 62
1977 USSR President Podgorny resigns on this day in history.
1978 On this day in history dutch Investment bill (WIR) law goes into effect