Historical Events Happened In May - 24
Tuesday, 21 April 2015
1961 27 Freedom Riders arrested in Jackson MS on this day in history.
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 May - 24.
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 May - 24.
1963 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
1965 On May - 24 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 this day in history.
1968 Haiti closes down shortwave station 4VEH for 40 days on May - 24.
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 The Gateway Arch, located in St Louis, Missouri, is dedicated on May - 24.
1968 Bernard Rogers, composer (Warrior, Passion), dies at 75 on this day in history.
1969 On this day in history beatles' "Get Back" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 5 weeks
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 Peter Queen quits Fleetwood Mac to join a religious cult on May - 24.
1971 On this day in history a commuter bus plunges into Panama Canal, killing 38 of 43 aboard
1972 Glasgow Rangers wins 12th Europe Cup II at Barcelona on May - 24.
1972 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site on May - 24.
1972 On May - 24 asta Nielsen, actress (Joyless Street), dies at 88
1974 On this day in history dean Martin Show, last airs on NBC-TV
1974 On May - 24 duke Ellington, blues singer, dies of cancer at 75
1975 On this day in history 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 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 On this day in history henk Lankhorst, pacifist/Dutch MP (PSP), dies at 62
1977 USSR President Podgorny resigns on this day in history.
1978 On this day in history dutch Investment bill (WIR) law goes into effect