Historical Events Happened In May - 24
Wednesday, 29 July 2015
1961 On this day in history 27 Freedom Riders arrested in Jackson MS
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 this day in history.
1962 On May - 24 m Scott Carpenter aboard Aurora 7 launched into earth orbit
1963 The first Lockheed A-12 to crash, CIA pilot Ken Collins ejects safely on this day in history.
1963 On May - 24 elmore James, blues guitarist, dies at 45 of a heart attack
1964 18th Tony Awards Luther & Hello Dolly win on May - 24.
1964 On May - 24 beatles' 3rd appearance on Ed Sullivan
1964 On May - 24 panic in Lima Peru soccer stadium, kills 300
1964 On May - 24 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 "Mame" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 1508 performances on May - 24.
1968 On May - 24 haiti closes down shortwave station 4VEH for 40 days
1968 On this day in history mick Jagger & Marianne Faithfull arrested for drug possession
1968 President De Gaulle proposes referendum & students set fire to Paris bourse on May - 24.
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 May - 24.
1969 The birth of Yasser Arafat, Palestinian leader on this day in history.
1969 On this day in history mitzi Green, actress (Huckleberry Finn, Tom Sawyer), dies at 48
1970 Peter Queen quits Fleetwood Mac to join a religious cult on May - 24.
1971 A commuter bus plunges into Panama Canal, killing 38 of 43 aboard on this day in history.
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 Asta Nielsen, actress (Joyless Street), dies at 88 on May - 24.
1974 On May - 24 dean Martin Show, last airs on NBC-TV
1974 Duke Ellington, blues singer, dies of cancer at 75 on May - 24.
1975 Dutch Government of De Uyl decides to obtain some F-16's on May - 24.
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 this day in history.
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 Dutch Investment bill (WIR) law goes into effect on this day in history.