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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Friday, 19 December 2014

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

1961  Explorer (12) fails to reach Earth orbit on this day in history.  

1961  On this day in history 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 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 May - 24.  

1964  On this day in history beatles' 3rd appearance on Ed Sullivan  

1964  Panic in Lima Peru soccer stadium, kills 300 on this day in history.  

1964  On May - 24 18th Tony Awards: Luther & Hello Dolly win  

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

1966  On May - 24 "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 May - 24 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  On May - 24 the Gateway Arch, located in St Louis, Missouri, is dedicated  

1968  On May - 24 bernard Rogers, composer (Warrior, Passion), dies at 75  

1969  Beatles' "Get Back" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 5 weeks on May - 24.  

1969  The birth of Yasser Arafat, Palestinian leader on May - 24.  

1969  Mitzi Green, actress (Huckleberry Finn, Tom Sawyer), dies at 48 on May - 24.  

1970  On this day in history 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  On May - 24 glasgow Rangers wins 12th Europe Cup II at Barcelona  

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

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  On May - 24 dutch Government of De Uyl decides to obtain some F-16's  

1975  Soyuz 18B carries 2 cosmonauts to space station Salyut 4 on May - 24.  

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 this day in history.  

1976  Henk Lankhorst, pacifist/Dutch MP (PSP), dies at 62 on May - 24.  

1977  On May - 24 uSSR President Podgorny resigns  

1978  Dutch Investment bill (WIR) law goes into effect on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In May - 24

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1522  On May - 24 birth of john Jewel, English bishop (d. 1571)  

1544  On May - 24 birth of william Gilbert, Essex England, physicist (researcher into magnetism)  

1605  On May - 24 birth of nikon, [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Russian-orthodox church  

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

1616  On this day in history birth of john Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale (d. 1682)  

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 this day in history.  

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  David I, King of Scotland, dies on this day in history.  

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 May - 24 death of murdoch Stewart, 2nd Duke of Albany, Scottish politician (b. 1362)  

1456  On May - 24 death of ambroise de Loré, French military commander (b. 1396)  

1543  Nicolas Copernicus, astronomer, dies in Poland on this day in history.  

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