Historical Events Happened In May - 24
Friday, 19 December 2014
1961 27 Freedom Riders arrested in Jackson MS on May - 24.
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 M Scott Carpenter aboard Aurora 7 launched into earth orbit on this day in history.
1963 On this day in history the first Lockheed A-12 to crash, CIA pilot Ken Collins ejects safely
1963 On this day in history elmore James, blues guitarist, dies at 45 of a heart attack
1964 18th Tony Awards Luther & Hello Dolly win on May - 24.
1964 On this day in history beatles' 3rd appearance on Ed Sullivan
1964 Panic in Lima Peru soccer stadium, kills 300 on this day in history.
1964 On May - 24 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 On May - 24 "Mame" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 1508 performances
1968 Haiti closes down shortwave station 4VEH for 40 days on May - 24.
1968 On May - 24 mick Jagger & Marianne Faithfull arrested for drug possession
1968 On this day in history president De Gaulle proposes referendum & students set fire to Paris bourse
1968 On May - 24 the Gateway Arch, located in St Louis, Missouri, is dedicated
1968 On May - 24 bernard Rogers, composer (Warrior, Passion), dies at 75
1969 Beatles' "Get Back" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 5 weeks on May - 24.
1969 The birth of Yasser Arafat, Palestinian leader on May - 24.
1969 Mitzi Green, actress (Huckleberry Finn, Tom Sawyer), dies at 48 on May - 24.
1970 On this day in history peter Queen quits Fleetwood Mac to join a religious cult
1971 On May - 24 a commuter bus plunges into Panama Canal, killing 38 of 43 aboard
1972 On May - 24 glasgow Rangers wins 12th Europe Cup II at Barcelona
1972 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site on this day in history.
1972 On May - 24 asta Nielsen, actress (Joyless Street), dies at 88
1974 On this day in history dean Martin Show, last airs on NBC-TV
1974 Duke Ellington, blues singer, dies of cancer at 75 on May - 24.
1975 On May - 24 dutch Government of De Uyl decides to obtain some F-16's
1975 Soyuz 18B carries 2 cosmonauts to space station Salyut 4 on May - 24.
1976 On this day in history muhammad Ali TKOs Richard Dunn in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
1976 The first commercial SST flight to North America (Concorde to Washington DC) on this day in history.
1976 Henk Lankhorst, pacifist/Dutch MP (PSP), dies at 62 on May - 24.
1977 On May - 24 uSSR President Podgorny resigns
1978 Dutch Investment bill (WIR) law goes into effect on this day in history.