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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Thursday, 05 May 2016

1961  27 Freedom Riders arrested in Jackson MS on May - 24.  

1961  Explorer (12) fails to reach Earth orbit on May - 24.  

1961  U S President Kennedy asks the nation to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade on May - 24.  

1962  On May - 24 m Scott Carpenter aboard Aurora 7 launched into earth orbit  

1963  On May - 24 the first Lockheed A-12 to crash, CIA pilot Ken Collins ejects safely  

1963  On May - 24 elmore James, blues guitarist, dies at 45 of a heart attack  

1964  On this day in history 18th Tony Awards Luther & Hello Dolly win  

1964  On May - 24 beatles' 3rd appearance on Ed Sullivan  

1964  Panic in Lima Peru soccer stadium, kills 300 on May - 24.  

1964  18th Tony Awards: Luther & Hello Dolly win on this day in history.  

1965  Supreme Court declares federal law allowing post office to intercept communist propaganda is unconstitutional on May - 24.  

1966  "Mame" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 1508 performances on this day in history.  

1968  Haiti closes down shortwave station 4VEH for 40 days on this day in history.  

1968  Mick Jagger & Marianne Faithfull arrested for drug possession on May - 24.  

1968  President De Gaulle proposes referendum & students set fire to Paris bourse on this day in history.  

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  On May - 24 beatles' "Get Back" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 5 weeks  

1969  The birth of Yasser Arafat, Palestinian leader on this day in history.  

1969  Mitzi Green, actress (Huckleberry Finn, Tom Sawyer), dies at 48 on this day in history.  

1970  Peter Queen quits Fleetwood Mac to join a religious cult on this day in history.  

1971  On this day in history a commuter bus plunges into Panama Canal, killing 38 of 43 aboard  

1972  On this day in history glasgow Rangers wins 12th Europe Cup II at Barcelona  

1972  US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site on May - 24.  

1972  On May - 24 asta Nielsen, actress (Joyless Street), dies at 88  

1974  Dean Martin Show, last airs on NBC-TV on May - 24.  

1974  Duke Ellington, blues singer, dies of cancer at 75 on May - 24.  

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 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 May - 24.  

1976  On May - 24 henk Lankhorst, pacifist/Dutch MP (PSP), dies at 62  

1977  On this day in history uSSR President Podgorny resigns  

1978  Dutch Investment bill (WIR) law goes into effect on May - 24.  

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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  On this day in history birth of william Gilbert, Essex England, physicist (researcher into magnetism)  

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

1610  On this day in history 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 May - 24 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  On May - 24 petronella, wife of earl Floris II the Vette of Holland/regent, dies  

1153  David I, King of Scotland, dies on this day in history.  

1351  Death of Abu al-Hasan 'Ali, Sultan of Morocco (b. circa 1297) on May - 24.  

1408  Death of Taejo of Joseon, ruler of Korea (b. 1335) on this day in history.  

1425  Death of Murdoch Stewart, 2nd Duke of Albany, Scottish politician (b. 1362) on this day in history.  

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

1543  Nicolas Copernicus, astronomer, dies in Poland on May - 24.  

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

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