Historical Events Happened In May - 24
Wednesday, 04 March 2015
1961 On this day in history 27 Freedom Riders arrested in Jackson MS
1961 On May - 24 explorer (12) fails to reach Earth orbit
1961 On May - 24 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 this day in history 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 18th Tony Awards Luther & Hello Dolly win on May - 24.
1964 On this day in history 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 May - 24.
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 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 May - 24.
1968 President De Gaulle proposes referendum & students set fire to Paris bourse on May - 24.
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 this day in history the birth of Yasser Arafat, Palestinian leader
1969 Mitzi Green, actress (Huckleberry Finn, Tom Sawyer), dies at 48 on May - 24.
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 May - 24.
1972 Glasgow Rangers wins 12th Europe Cup II at Barcelona on May - 24.
1972 On May - 24 uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1972 On this day in history asta Nielsen, actress (Joyless Street), dies at 88
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 May - 24.
1975 Soyuz 18B carries 2 cosmonauts to space station Salyut 4 on this day in history.
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 USSR President Podgorny resigns on May - 24.
1978 On May - 24 dutch Investment bill (WIR) law goes into effect