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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Sunday, 23 November 2014

1961  On this day in history 27 Freedom Riders arrested in Jackson MS  

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 May - 24.  

1962  On this day in history 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 May - 24.  

1963  Elmore James, blues guitarist, dies at 45 of a heart attack on May - 24.  

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

1964  On May - 24 beatles' 3rd appearance on Ed Sullivan  

1964  Panic in Lima Peru soccer stadium, kills 300 on May - 24.  

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

1968  Haiti closes down shortwave station 4VEH for 40 days on this day in history.  

1968  Mick Jagger & Marianne Faithfull arrested for drug possession on May - 24.  

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

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

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  A commuter bus plunges into Panama Canal, killing 38 of 43 aboard on May - 24.  

1972  On this day in history 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  Dean Martin Show, last airs on NBC-TV on May - 24.  

1974  Duke Ellington, blues singer, dies of cancer at 75 on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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  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.  

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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  William Gilbert, Essex England, physicist (researcher into magnetism) was born on this day in history.  

1605  Nikon, [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Russian-orthodox church was born on May - 24.  

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  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  On May - 24 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  On this day in history petronella, wife of earl Floris II the Vette of Holland/regent, dies  

1153  David I, King of Scotland, dies on May - 24.  

1351  Death of Abu al-Hasan 'Ali, Sultan of Morocco (b. circa 1297) on May - 24.  

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

1425  On May - 24 death of murdoch Stewart, 2nd Duke of Albany, Scottish politician (b. 1362)  

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

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