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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Friday, 12 February 2016

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

1961  Explorer (12) fails to reach Earth orbit on May - 24.  

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 this day in history.  

1963  On this day in history 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 May - 24.  

1964  On this day in history 18th Tony Awards Luther & Hello Dolly win  

1964  Beatles' 3rd appearance on Ed Sullivan on May - 24.  

1964  On this day in history panic in Lima Peru soccer stadium, kills 300  

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  "Mame" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 1508 performances on May - 24.  

1968  On this day in history haiti closes down shortwave station 4VEH for 40 days  

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

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 this day in history.  

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

1969  On May - 24 beatles' "Get Back" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 5 weeks  

1969  On May - 24 the birth of Yasser Arafat, Palestinian leader  

1969  On May - 24 mitzi Green, actress (Huckleberry Finn, Tom Sawyer), dies at 48  

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 May - 24 uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site  

1972  Asta Nielsen, actress (Joyless Street), dies at 88 on this day in history.  

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  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 this day in history the first commercial SST flight to North America (Concorde to Washington DC)  

1976  Henk Lankhorst, pacifist/Dutch MP (PSP), dies at 62 on this day in history.  

1977  On this day in history 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  Nikon, [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Russian-orthodox church was born on May - 24.  

1610  On this day in history birth of giovanni Battista Chinelli, composer  

1616  John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale (d. 1682) was born on this day in history.  

1619  Philips Wouwerman(s), Dutch painter was born on this day in history.  

1650  On May - 24 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 May - 24.  

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

1351  On May - 24 death of abu al-Hasan 'Ali, Sultan of Morocco (b. circa 1297)  

1408  On May - 24 death of taejo of Joseon, ruler of Korea (b. 1335)  

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

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

1543  On May - 24 nicolas Copernicus, astronomer, dies in Poland  

1612  On this day in history robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury/PM (1598-1612), dies at 48  

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