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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Monday, 30 May 2016

1961  27 Freedom Riders arrested in Jackson MS on May - 24.  

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

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 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 this day in history.  

1964  Beatles' 3rd appearance on Ed Sullivan on this day in history.  

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.  

1965  On May - 24 supreme Court declares federal law allowing post office to intercept communist propaganda is unconstitutional  

1966  On this day in history "Mame" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 1508 performances  

1968  Haiti closes down shortwave station 4VEH for 40 days on May - 24.  

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

1968  President De Gaulle proposes referendum & students set fire to Paris bourse on May - 24.  

1968  On May - 24 the Gateway Arch, located in St Louis, Missouri, is dedicated  

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  On this day in history mitzi Green, actress (Huckleberry Finn, Tom Sawyer), dies at 48  

1970  On this day in history peter Queen quits Fleetwood Mac to join a religious cult  

1971  A commuter bus plunges into Panama Canal, killing 38 of 43 aboard on this day in history.  

1972  Glasgow Rangers wins 12th Europe Cup II at Barcelona on May - 24.  

1972  US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site on this day in history.  

1972  Asta Nielsen, actress (Joyless Street), dies at 88 on May - 24.  

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 May - 24 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 May - 24 the first commercial SST flight to North America (Concorde to Washington DC)  

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

1977  USSR President Podgorny resigns on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1544  William Gilbert, Essex England, physicist (researcher into magnetism) was born on this day in history.  

1605  Nikon, [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Russian-orthodox church was born on May - 24.  

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

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

1619  On this day in history 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  Gian Gastone de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1737) was born on May - 24.  

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  On this day in history death of abu al-Hasan 'Ali, Sultan of Morocco (b. circa 1297)  

1408  On May - 24 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  Death of Ambroise de Loré, French military commander (b. 1396) on May - 24.  

1543  On this day in history nicolas Copernicus, astronomer, dies in Poland  

1612  Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury/PM (1598-1612), dies at 48 on May - 24.  

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