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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Wednesday, 04 March 2015

1961  On this day in history 27 Freedom Riders arrested in Jackson MS  

1961  On May - 24 explorer (12) fails to reach Earth orbit  

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

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  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 May - 24.  

1964  18th Tony Awards: Luther & Hello Dolly win on May - 24.  

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  On this day in history haiti closes down shortwave station 4VEH for 40 days  

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 May - 24.  

1968  The Gateway Arch, located in St Louis, Missouri, is dedicated on this day in history.  

1968  Bernard Rogers, composer (Warrior, Passion), dies at 75 on this day in history.  

1969  On May - 24 beatles' "Get Back" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 5 weeks  

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 May - 24 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 May - 24.  

1972  On May - 24 uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site  

1972  On this day in history asta Nielsen, actress (Joyless Street), dies at 88  

1974  On this day in history dean Martin Show, last airs on NBC-TV  

1974  On this day in history duke Ellington, blues singer, dies of cancer at 75  

1975  Dutch Government of De Uyl decides to obtain some F-16's on May - 24.  

1975  Soyuz 18B carries 2 cosmonauts to space station Salyut 4 on this day in history.  

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

1977  USSR President Podgorny resigns on May - 24.  

1978  On May - 24 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  John Jewel, English bishop (d. 1571) was born on May - 24.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1616  John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale (d. 1682) was born on May - 24.  

1619  On May - 24 birth of philips Wouwerman(s), Dutch painter  

1650  On this day in history birth of john Churchill, 1st duke of Marlborough, English general strategist  

1671  On this day in history 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  On this day in history david I, King of Scotland, dies  

1351  Death of Abu al-Hasan 'Ali, Sultan of Morocco (b. circa 1297) on this day in history.  

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

1425  On May - 24 death of murdoch Stewart, 2nd Duke of Albany, Scottish politician (b. 1362)  

1456  On May - 24 death of ambroise de Loré, French military commander (b. 1396)  

1543  On May - 24 nicolas Copernicus, astronomer, dies in Poland  

1612  On May - 24 robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury/PM (1598-1612), dies at 48