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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

1961  27 Freedom Riders arrested in Jackson MS on this day in history.  

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

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 May - 24.  

1963  The first Lockheed A-12 to crash, CIA pilot Ken Collins ejects safely on May - 24.  

1963  On this day in history elmore James, blues guitarist, dies at 45 of a heart attack  

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

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

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  "Mame" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 1508 performances on this day in history.  

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

1968  Mick Jagger & Marianne Faithfull arrested for drug possession on this day in history.  

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 May - 24.  

1968  Bernard Rogers, composer (Warrior, Passion), dies at 75 on this day in history.  

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  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 May - 24.  

1971  On this day in history a commuter bus plunges into Panama Canal, killing 38 of 43 aboard  

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

1972  US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site on May - 24.  

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  On May - 24 duke Ellington, blues singer, dies of cancer at 75  

1975  On this day in history dutch Government of De Uyl decides to obtain some F-16's  

1975  On this day in history 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  USSR President Podgorny resigns on this day in history.  

1978  On this day in history 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  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 this day in history birth of nikon, [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Russian-orthodox church  

1610  Giovanni Battista Chinelli, composer was born on May - 24.  

1616  John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale (d. 1682) was born on May - 24.  

1619  On May - 24 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  On this day in history birth of gian Gastone de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1737)  

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 this day in history.  

1153  On this day in history david I, King of Scotland, dies  

1351  Death of Abu al-Hasan 'Ali, Sultan of Morocco (b. circa 1297) on this day in history.  

1408  Death of Taejo of Joseon, ruler of Korea (b. 1335) on this day in history.  

1425  Death of Murdoch Stewart, 2nd Duke of Albany, Scottish politician (b. 1362) on this day in history.  

1456  Death of Ambroise de Loré, French military commander (b. 1396) on May - 24.  

1543  Nicolas Copernicus, astronomer, dies in Poland on May - 24.  

1612  On May - 24 robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury/PM (1598-1612), dies at 48