Historical Events For May - 24
Thursday, 30 March 2017
1961 On May - 24 27 Freedom Riders arrested in Jackson MS
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 May - 24.
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 18th Tony Awards Luther & Hello Dolly win on this day in history.
1964 On this day in history 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 May - 24 haiti closes down shortwave station 4VEH for 40 days
1968 On May - 24 mick Jagger & Marianne Faithfull arrested for drug possession
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 May - 24.
1969 Beatles' "Get Back" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 5 weeks on this day in history.
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 On this day in history peter Queen quits Fleetwood Mac to join a religious cult
1971 A commuter bus plunges into Panama Canal, killing 38 of 43 aboard on May - 24.
1972 Glasgow Rangers wins 12th Europe Cup II at Barcelona on this day in history.
1972 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site on May - 24.
1972 Asta Nielsen, actress (Joyless Street), dies at 88 on this day in history.
1974 On May - 24 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 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 May - 24.
1976 Henk Lankhorst, pacifist/Dutch MP (PSP), dies at 62 on May - 24.
1977 On this day in history uSSR President Podgorny resigns
1978 Dutch Investment bill (WIR) law goes into effect on this day in history.