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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Wednesday, 01 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  On this day in history u S President Kennedy asks the nation to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade  

1962  On this day in history 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 this day in history 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  Beatles' 3rd appearance on Ed Sullivan on May - 24.  

1964  Panic in Lima Peru soccer stadium, kills 300 on this day in history.  

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

1965  On this day in history supreme Court declares federal law allowing post office to intercept communist propaganda is unconstitutional  

1966  On May - 24 "Mame" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 1508 performances  

1968  On this day in history haiti closes down shortwave station 4VEH for 40 days  

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

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 this day in history.  

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 May - 24.  

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  Peter Queen quits Fleetwood Mac to join a religious cult on this day in history.  

1971  A commuter bus plunges into Panama Canal, killing 38 of 43 aboard on May - 24.  

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

1972  On May - 24 uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site  

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  Dutch Government of De Uyl decides to obtain some F-16's on this day in history.  

1975  On this day in history soyuz 18B carries 2 cosmonauts to space station Salyut 4  

1976  On May - 24 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  On May - 24 uSSR President Podgorny resigns  

1978  Dutch Investment bill (WIR) law goes into effect on May - 24.  

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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 May - 24.  

1605  On this day in history birth of nikon, [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Russian-orthodox church  

1610  Giovanni Battista Chinelli, composer was born on this day in history.  

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  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 this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In May - 24

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1144  Petronella, wife of earl Floris II the Vette of Holland/regent, dies on May - 24.  

1153  On this day in history 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 this day in history death of taejo of Joseon, ruler of Korea (b. 1335)  

1425  On this day in history 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 this day in history nicolas Copernicus, astronomer, dies in Poland  

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