Historical Events For May - 24
Sunday, 28 May 2017
1961 27 Freedom Riders arrested in Jackson MS on May - 24.
1961 On this day in history 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 Elmore James, blues guitarist, dies at 45 of a heart attack on this day in history.
1964 On this day in history 18th Tony Awards Luther & Hello Dolly win
1964 On this day in history beatles' 3rd appearance on Ed Sullivan
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 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 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 On May - 24 bernard Rogers, composer (Warrior, Passion), dies at 75
1969 Beatles' "Get Back" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 5 weeks on this day in history.
1969 On May - 24 the birth of Yasser Arafat, Palestinian leader
1969 Mitzi Green, actress (Huckleberry Finn, Tom Sawyer), dies at 48 on May - 24.
1970 On this day in history peter Queen quits Fleetwood Mac to join a religious cult
1971 On this day in history a commuter bus plunges into Panama Canal, killing 38 of 43 aboard
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 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 On May - 24 dutch Government of De Uyl decides to obtain some F-16's
1975 On this day in history 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 The first commercial SST flight to North America (Concorde to Washington DC) on May - 24.
1976 On May - 24 henk Lankhorst, pacifist/Dutch MP (PSP), dies at 62
1977 On May - 24 uSSR President Podgorny resigns
1978 On this day in history dutch Investment bill (WIR) law goes into effect