Historical Events For May - 24
Monday, 22 January 2018
1961 27 Freedom Riders arrested in Jackson MS on May - 24.
1961 On May - 24 explorer (12) fails to reach Earth orbit
1961 U S President Kennedy asks the nation to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade on this day in history.
1962 On this day in history m Scott Carpenter aboard Aurora 7 launched into earth orbit
1963 On this day in history 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 May - 24 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 On May - 24 18th Tony Awards: Luther & Hello Dolly win
1965 Supreme Court declares federal law allowing post office to intercept communist propaganda is unconstitutional on this day in history.
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 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 Bernard Rogers, composer (Warrior, Passion), dies at 75 on May - 24.
1969 Beatles' "Get Back" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 5 weeks on May - 24.
1969 On May - 24 the birth of Yasser Arafat, Palestinian leader
1969 On May - 24 mitzi Green, actress (Huckleberry Finn, Tom Sawyer), dies at 48
1970 On this day in history peter Queen quits Fleetwood Mac to join a religious cult
1971 On this day in history 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 Asta Nielsen, actress (Joyless Street), dies at 88 on May - 24.
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 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 Muhammad Ali TKOs Richard Dunn in 5 for heavyweight boxing title on May - 24.
1976 On May - 24 the first commercial SST flight to North America (Concorde to Washington DC)
1976 Henk Lankhorst, pacifist/Dutch MP (PSP), dies at 62 on May - 24.
1977 USSR President Podgorny resigns on May - 24.
1978 On May - 24 dutch Investment bill (WIR) law goes into effect