Historical Events For May - 24
Friday, 21 July 2017
1961 On this day in history 27 Freedom Riders arrested in Jackson MS
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 this day in history.
1963 Elmore James, blues guitarist, dies at 45 of a heart attack on May - 24.
1964 On May - 24 18th Tony Awards Luther & Hello Dolly win
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 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 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 May - 24.
1968 On May - 24 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 The birth of Yasser Arafat, Palestinian leader on this day in history.
1969 On this day in history 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 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 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site on May - 24.
1972 On this day in history asta Nielsen, actress (Joyless Street), dies at 88
1974 On May - 24 dean Martin Show, last airs on NBC-TV
1974 Duke Ellington, blues singer, dies of cancer at 75 on May - 24.
1975 Dutch Government of De Uyl decides to obtain some F-16's on this day in history.
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 May - 24.
1976 On May - 24 the first commercial SST flight to North America (Concorde to Washington DC)
1976 On May - 24 henk Lankhorst, pacifist/Dutch MP (PSP), dies at 62
1977 USSR President Podgorny resigns on May - 24.
1978 Dutch Investment bill (WIR) law goes into effect on May - 24.