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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Friday, 27 March 2015

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

1961  On this day in history explorer (12) fails to reach Earth orbit  

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 May - 24.  

1963  The first Lockheed A-12 to crash, CIA pilot Ken Collins ejects safely on this day in history.  

1963  On this day in history 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  Beatles' 3rd appearance on Ed Sullivan on this day in history.  

1964  Panic in Lima Peru soccer stadium, kills 300 on this day in history.  

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

1965  On this day in history 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 May - 24.  

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

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  The Gateway Arch, located in St Louis, Missouri, is dedicated on May - 24.  

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  On May - 24 the birth of Yasser Arafat, Palestinian leader  

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 May - 24.  

1971  A commuter bus plunges into Panama Canal, killing 38 of 43 aboard on this day in history.  

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

1972  On this day in history uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site  

1972  Asta Nielsen, actress (Joyless Street), dies at 88 on May - 24.  

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 May - 24.  

1975  On May - 24 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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1977  USSR President Podgorny resigns on May - 24.  

1978  On this day in history dutch Investment bill (WIR) law goes into effect  

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Famous Birthdays In May - 24

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1522  On May - 24 birth of john Jewel, English bishop (d. 1571)  

1544  William Gilbert, Essex England, physicist (researcher into magnetism) was born on May - 24.  

1605  Nikon, [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Russian-orthodox church was born on this day in history.  

1610  Giovanni Battista Chinelli, composer was born on this day in history.  

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

1619  Philips Wouwerman(s), Dutch painter was born on May - 24.  

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.  

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  On this day in history david I, King of Scotland, dies  

1351  On this day in history death of abu al-Hasan 'Ali, Sultan of Morocco (b. circa 1297)  

1408  On this day in history death of taejo of Joseon, ruler of Korea (b. 1335)  

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  On this day in history nicolas Copernicus, astronomer, dies in Poland  

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