Historical Events Happened In May - 24
Thursday, 05 May 2016
1961 27 Freedom Riders arrested in Jackson MS on May - 24.
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 On May - 24 m Scott Carpenter aboard Aurora 7 launched into earth orbit
1963 On May - 24 the first Lockheed A-12 to crash, CIA pilot Ken Collins ejects safely
1963 On May - 24 elmore James, blues guitarist, dies at 45 of a heart attack
1964 On this day in history 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 18th Tony Awards: Luther & Hello Dolly win on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
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 On May - 24 the Gateway Arch, located in St Louis, Missouri, is dedicated
1968 On May - 24 bernard Rogers, composer (Warrior, Passion), dies at 75
1969 On May - 24 beatles' "Get Back" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 5 weeks
1969 The birth of Yasser Arafat, Palestinian leader on this day in history.
1969 Mitzi Green, actress (Huckleberry Finn, Tom Sawyer), dies at 48 on this day in history.
1970 Peter Queen quits Fleetwood Mac to join a religious cult on this day in history.
1971 On this day in history a commuter bus plunges into Panama Canal, killing 38 of 43 aboard
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 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 May - 24.
1975 On this day in history 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 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 May - 24.
1976 On May - 24 henk Lankhorst, pacifist/Dutch MP (PSP), dies at 62
1977 On this day in history uSSR President Podgorny resigns
1978 Dutch Investment bill (WIR) law goes into effect on May - 24.