Historical Events For May - 24
Saturday, 21 January 2017
1961 27 Freedom Riders arrested in Jackson MS on this day in history.
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 May - 24 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 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 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 On May - 24 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 this day in history.
1968 The Gateway Arch, located in St Louis, Missouri, is dedicated on this day in history.
1968 Bernard Rogers, composer (Warrior, Passion), dies at 75 on this day in history.
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 May - 24.
1969 On this day in history mitzi Green, actress (Huckleberry Finn, Tom Sawyer), dies at 48
1970 Peter Queen quits Fleetwood Mac to join a religious cult on May - 24.
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 May - 24.
1972 On this day in history uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
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 Duke Ellington, blues singer, dies of cancer at 75 on May - 24.
1975 Dutch Government of De Uyl decides to obtain some F-16's on May - 24.
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 On this day in history henk Lankhorst, pacifist/Dutch MP (PSP), dies at 62
1977 USSR President Podgorny resigns on May - 24.
1978 On this day in history dutch Investment bill (WIR) law goes into effect