Historical Events Happened In May - 24
Friday, 12 February 2016
1961 27 Freedom Riders arrested in Jackson MS on this day in history.
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 M Scott Carpenter aboard Aurora 7 launched into earth orbit on this day in history.
1963 On this day in history the first Lockheed A-12 to crash, CIA pilot Ken Collins ejects safely
1963 Elmore James, blues guitarist, dies at 45 of a heart attack on May - 24.
1964 On this day in history 18th Tony Awards Luther & Hello Dolly win
1964 Beatles' 3rd appearance on Ed Sullivan on May - 24.
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 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 On this day in history haiti closes down shortwave station 4VEH for 40 days
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 this day in history.
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 On May - 24 the birth of Yasser Arafat, Palestinian leader
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 On May - 24 a commuter bus plunges into Panama Canal, killing 38 of 43 aboard
1972 Glasgow Rangers wins 12th Europe Cup II at Barcelona on this day in history.
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 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 May - 24 soyuz 18B carries 2 cosmonauts to space station Salyut 4
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 Henk Lankhorst, pacifist/Dutch MP (PSP), dies at 62 on this day in history.
1977 On this day in history uSSR President Podgorny resigns
1978 Dutch Investment bill (WIR) law goes into effect on this day in history.