Historical Events In May - 24
Saturday, 23 June 2018
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 May - 24.
1962 M Scott Carpenter aboard Aurora 7 launched into earth orbit on this day in history.
1963 On this day in history the first Lockheed A-12 to crash, CIA pilot Ken Collins ejects safely
1963 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
1964 18th Tony Awards: Luther & Hello Dolly win on this day in history.
1965 Supreme Court declares federal law allowing post office to intercept communist propaganda is unconstitutional on this day in history.
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 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 On this day in history bernard Rogers, composer (Warrior, Passion), dies at 75
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 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 May - 24 a commuter bus plunges into Panama Canal, killing 38 of 43 aboard
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 May - 24.
1972 On this day in history asta Nielsen, actress (Joyless Street), dies at 88
1974 On this day in history dean Martin Show, last airs on NBC-TV
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 this day in history.
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 May - 24 henk Lankhorst, pacifist/Dutch MP (PSP), dies at 62
1977 On May - 24 uSSR President Podgorny resigns
1978 Dutch Investment bill (WIR) law goes into effect on this day in history.