Historical Events For May - 24
Sunday, 19 November 2017
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 this day in history.
1962 M Scott Carpenter aboard Aurora 7 launched into earth orbit on this day in history.
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 18th Tony Awards Luther & Hello Dolly win on this day in history.
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 this day in history 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 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 Mick Jagger & Marianne Faithfull arrested for drug possession on May - 24.
1968 On this day in history president De Gaulle proposes referendum & students set fire to Paris bourse
1968 The Gateway Arch, located in St Louis, Missouri, is dedicated on May - 24.
1968 Bernard Rogers, composer (Warrior, Passion), dies at 75 on May - 24.
1969 Beatles' "Get Back" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 5 weeks on this day in history.
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 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 On this day in history uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1972 On this day in history asta Nielsen, actress (Joyless Street), dies at 88
1974 On May - 24 dean Martin Show, last airs on NBC-TV
1974 Duke Ellington, blues singer, dies of cancer at 75 on this day in history.
1975 Dutch Government of De Uyl decides to obtain some F-16's on this day in history.
1975 On May - 24 soyuz 18B carries 2 cosmonauts to space station Salyut 4
1976 Muhammad Ali TKOs Richard Dunn in 5 for heavyweight boxing title on this day in history.
1976 On May - 24 the first commercial SST flight to North America (Concorde to Washington DC)
1976 Henk Lankhorst, pacifist/Dutch MP (PSP), dies at 62 on May - 24.
1977 On this day in history uSSR President Podgorny resigns
1978 On May - 24 dutch Investment bill (WIR) law goes into effect