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Historical Events For May - 24

Sunday, 28 May 2017

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 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  Elmore James, blues guitarist, dies at 45 of a heart attack on this day in history.  

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

1964  On this day in history beatles' 3rd appearance on Ed Sullivan  

1964  On this day in history panic in Lima Peru soccer stadium, kills 300  

1964  On May - 24 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  On May - 24 "Mame" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 1508 performances  

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  On May - 24 bernard Rogers, composer (Warrior, Passion), dies at 75  

1969  Beatles' "Get Back" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 5 weeks on this day in history.  

1969  On May - 24 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  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  On this day in history uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site  

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

1974  On May - 24 dean Martin Show, last airs on NBC-TV  

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 this day in history 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 May - 24.  

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

1977  On May - 24 uSSR President Podgorny resigns  

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  John Jewel, English bishop (d. 1571) was born on this day in history.  

1544  On May - 24 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  On this day in history birth of giovanni Battista Chinelli, composer  

1616  John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale (d. 1682) was born on this day in history.  

1619  Philips Wouwerman(s), Dutch painter was born on this day in history.  

1650  John Churchill, 1st duke of Marlborough, English general strategist was born on this day in history.  

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

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

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


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