Historical Events Happened In May - 24
Friday, 09 October 2015
1961 27 Freedom Riders arrested in Jackson MS on May - 24.
1961 On this day in history explorer (12) fails to reach Earth orbit
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 On May - 24 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 Elmore James, blues guitarist, dies at 45 of a heart attack on this day in history.
1964 On May - 24 18th Tony Awards Luther & Hello Dolly win
1964 On this day in history beatles' 3rd appearance on Ed Sullivan
1964 On May - 24 panic in Lima Peru soccer stadium, kills 300
1964 On this day in history 18th Tony Awards: Luther & Hello Dolly win
1965 On this day in history 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 On May - 24 president De Gaulle proposes referendum & students set fire to Paris bourse
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 May - 24.
1969 On this day in history beatles' "Get Back" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 5 weeks
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 On this day in history a commuter bus plunges into Panama Canal, killing 38 of 43 aboard
1972 On this day in history glasgow Rangers wins 12th Europe Cup II at Barcelona
1972 On this day in history uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1972 Asta Nielsen, actress (Joyless Street), dies at 88 on this day in history.
1974 Dean Martin Show, last airs on NBC-TV on May - 24.
1974 Duke Ellington, blues singer, dies of cancer at 75 on this day in history.
1975 On this day in history dutch Government of De Uyl decides to obtain some F-16's
1975 On May - 24 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 On May - 24 uSSR President Podgorny resigns
1978 On this day in history dutch Investment bill (WIR) law goes into effect