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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

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  On May - 24 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  The first Lockheed A-12 to crash, CIA pilot Ken Collins ejects safely on May - 24.  

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  Beatles' 3rd appearance on Ed Sullivan on May - 24.  

1964  Panic in Lima Peru soccer stadium, kills 300 on May - 24.  

1964  18th Tony Awards: Luther & Hello Dolly win on this day in history.  

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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 May - 24.  

1968  Haiti closes down shortwave station 4VEH for 40 days on this day in history.  

1968  On this day in history mick Jagger & Marianne Faithfull arrested for drug possession  

1968  On this day in history president De Gaulle proposes referendum & students set fire to Paris bourse  

1968  The Gateway Arch, located in St Louis, Missouri, is dedicated on May - 24.  

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  The birth of Yasser Arafat, Palestinian leader on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1974  Dean Martin Show, last airs on NBC-TV on this day in history.  

1974  On May - 24 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  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 May - 24.  

1976  On this day in history the first commercial SST flight to North America (Concorde to Washington DC)  

1976  On this day in history 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  On this day in history birth of john Jewel, English bishop (d. 1571)  

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 May - 24.  

1610  On May - 24 birth of giovanni Battista Chinelli, composer  

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

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

1650  On May - 24 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)  

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Famous Deaths In May - 24

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1144  Petronella, wife of earl Floris II the Vette of Holland/regent, dies on May - 24.  

1153  On this day in history david I, King of Scotland, dies  

1351  On May - 24 death of abu al-Hasan 'Ali, Sultan of Morocco (b. circa 1297)  

1408  Death of Taejo of Joseon, ruler of Korea (b. 1335) on this day in history.  

1425  On this day in history death of murdoch Stewart, 2nd Duke of Albany, Scottish politician (b. 1362)  

1456  Death of Ambroise de Loré, French military commander (b. 1396) on May - 24.  

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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