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Historical Events For May - 24

Saturday, 25 February 2017

1961  On May - 24 27 Freedom Riders arrested in Jackson MS  

1961  On this day in history 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 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 May - 24.  

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

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1965  Supreme Court declares federal law allowing post office to intercept communist propaganda is unconstitutional on May - 24.  

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 May - 24.  

1968  On May - 24 mick Jagger & Marianne Faithfull arrested for drug possession  

1968  On this day in history president De Gaulle proposes referendum & students set fire to Paris bourse  

1968  On May - 24 the Gateway Arch, located in St Louis, Missouri, is dedicated  

1968  Bernard Rogers, composer (Warrior, Passion), dies at 75 on May - 24.  

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

1969  On this day in history the birth of Yasser Arafat, Palestinian leader  

1969  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1972  On May - 24 glasgow Rangers wins 12th Europe Cup II at Barcelona  

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

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 this day in history soyuz 18B carries 2 cosmonauts to space station Salyut 4  

1976  Muhammad Ali TKOs Richard Dunn in 5 for heavyweight boxing title on May - 24.  

1976  The first commercial SST flight to North America (Concorde to Washington DC) on May - 24.  

1976  On May - 24 henk Lankhorst, pacifist/Dutch MP (PSP), dies at 62  

1977  USSR President Podgorny resigns on May - 24.  

1978  On May - 24 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  John Jewel, English bishop (d. 1571) was born on May - 24.  

1544  William Gilbert, Essex England, physicist (researcher into magnetism) was born on this day in history.  

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  On May - 24 birth of john Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale (d. 1682)  

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

1650  John Churchill, 1st duke of Marlborough, English general strategist was born on this day in history.  

1671  Gian Gastone de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1737) was born on May - 24.  

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Famous Deaths In May - 24

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1144  On May - 24 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 this day in history.  

1408  On this day in history 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 May - 24 robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury/PM (1598-1612), dies at 48  

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