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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Friday, 29 May 2015

1961  On May - 24 27 Freedom Riders arrested in Jackson MS  

1961  Explorer (12) fails to reach Earth orbit on this day in history.  

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  The first Lockheed A-12 to crash, CIA pilot Ken Collins ejects safely on May - 24.  

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  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 this day in history 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  On this day in history "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  On May - 24 mick Jagger & Marianne Faithfull arrested for drug possession  

1968  President De Gaulle proposes referendum & students set fire to Paris bourse on this day in history.  

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 May - 24.  

1969  Beatles' "Get Back" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 5 weeks on this day in history.  

1969  The birth of Yasser Arafat, Palestinian leader on May - 24.  

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  A commuter bus plunges into Panama Canal, killing 38 of 43 aboard on this day in history.  

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

1972  On this day in history uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site  

1972  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1975  Dutch Government of De Uyl decides to obtain some F-16's on this day in history.  

1975  Soyuz 18B carries 2 cosmonauts to space station Salyut 4 on this day in history.  

1976  Muhammad Ali TKOs Richard Dunn in 5 for heavyweight boxing title on May - 24.  

1976  The first commercial SST flight to North America (Concorde to Washington DC) on May - 24.  

1976  Henk Lankhorst, pacifist/Dutch MP (PSP), dies at 62 on May - 24.  

1977  On this day in history uSSR President Podgorny resigns  

1978  On May - 24 dutch Investment bill (WIR) law goes into effect  

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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  Nikon, [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Russian-orthodox church was born on May - 24.  

1610  Giovanni Battista Chinelli, composer was born on May - 24.  

1616  John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale (d. 1682) was born on this day in history.  

1619  Philips Wouwerman(s), Dutch painter was born on May - 24.  

1650  John Churchill, 1st duke of Marlborough, English general strategist was born on this day in history.  

1671  On May - 24 birth of gian Gastone de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1737)  

Famous Deaths In May - 24

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1144  On this day in history petronella, wife of earl Floris II the Vette of Holland/regent, dies  

1153  David I, King of Scotland, dies on May - 24.  

1351  Death of Abu al-Hasan 'Ali, Sultan of Morocco (b. circa 1297) on May - 24.  

1408  On May - 24 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 this day in history.  

1543  On May - 24 nicolas Copernicus, astronomer, dies in Poland  

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