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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Sunday, 28 August 2016

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

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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1964  Beatles' 3rd appearance on Ed Sullivan on this day in history.  

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 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 this day in history.  

1968  Haiti closes down shortwave station 4VEH for 40 days on May - 24.  

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 May - 24.  

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

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  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  On this day in history 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  On this day in history duke Ellington, blues singer, dies of cancer at 75  

1975  On this day in history 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  The first commercial SST flight to North America (Concorde to Washington DC) on this day in history.  

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

1977  On May - 24 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  John Jewel, English bishop (d. 1571) was born on this day in history.  

1544  On May - 24 birth of william Gilbert, Essex England, physicist (researcher into magnetism)  

1605  On May - 24 birth of nikon, [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Russian-orthodox church  

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

1616  On this day in history birth of john Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale (d. 1682)  

1619  On May - 24 birth of philips Wouwerman(s), Dutch painter  

1650  John Churchill, 1st duke of Marlborough, English general strategist was born on May - 24.  

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

1153  On May - 24 david I, King of Scotland, dies  

1351  Death of Abu al-Hasan 'Ali, Sultan of Morocco (b. circa 1297) on this day in history.  

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 May - 24.  

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

1543  Nicolas Copernicus, astronomer, dies in Poland on this day in history.  

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


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