Historical Events Happened In May - 24
Saturday, 31 January 2015
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 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 May - 24 m Scott Carpenter aboard Aurora 7 launched into earth orbit
1963 The first Lockheed A-12 to crash, CIA pilot Ken Collins ejects safely on this day in history.
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 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 18th Tony Awards: Luther & Hello Dolly win on May - 24.
1965 Supreme Court declares federal law allowing post office to intercept communist propaganda is unconstitutional on May - 24.
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 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 On this day in history bernard Rogers, composer (Warrior, Passion), dies at 75
1969 Beatles' "Get Back" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 5 weeks on May - 24.
1969 The birth of Yasser Arafat, Palestinian leader on May - 24.
1969 On this day in history mitzi Green, actress (Huckleberry Finn, Tom Sawyer), dies at 48
1970 On May - 24 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 May - 24 uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1972 On May - 24 asta Nielsen, actress (Joyless Street), dies at 88
1974 Dean Martin Show, last airs on NBC-TV on May - 24.
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 this day in history.
1975 Soyuz 18B carries 2 cosmonauts to space station Salyut 4 on May - 24.
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 On this day in history uSSR President Podgorny resigns
1978 On this day in history dutch Investment bill (WIR) law goes into effect