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Historical Events Happened In May - 24

Thursday, 26 November 2015

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  On this day in history u S President Kennedy asks the nation to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade  

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  18th Tony Awards Luther & Hello Dolly win on May - 24.  

1964  On May - 24 beatles' 3rd appearance on Ed Sullivan  

1964  Panic in Lima Peru soccer stadium, kills 300 on May - 24.  

1964  On this day in history 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  On this day in history mick Jagger & Marianne Faithfull arrested for drug possession  

1968  President De Gaulle proposes referendum & students set fire to Paris bourse on May - 24.  

1968  On this day in history the Gateway Arch, located in St Louis, Missouri, is dedicated  

1968  Bernard Rogers, composer (Warrior, Passion), dies at 75 on May - 24.  

1969  On this day in history 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  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 this day in history dean Martin Show, last airs on NBC-TV  

1974  Duke Ellington, blues singer, dies of cancer at 75 on this day in history.  

1975  On this day in history dutch Government of De Uyl decides to obtain some F-16's  

1975  Soyuz 18B carries 2 cosmonauts to space station Salyut 4 on May - 24.  

1976  On this day in history 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  Henk Lankhorst, pacifist/Dutch MP (PSP), dies at 62 on this day in history.  

1977  On May - 24 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 this day in history birth of john Jewel, English bishop (d. 1571)  

1544  On this day in history birth of william Gilbert, Essex England, physicist (researcher into magnetism)  

1605  On May - 24 birth of nikon, [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Russian-orthodox church  

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  On this day in history birth of philips Wouwerman(s), Dutch painter  

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  Petronella, wife of earl Floris II the Vette of Holland/regent, dies on this day in history.  

1153  On May - 24 david I, King of Scotland, dies  

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

1408  Death of Taejo of Joseon, ruler of Korea (b. 1335) on this day in history.  

1425  On May - 24 death of murdoch Stewart, 2nd Duke of Albany, Scottish politician (b. 1362)  

1456  Death of Ambroise de Loré, French military commander (b. 1396) on May - 24.  

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

1612  Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury/PM (1598-1612), dies at 48 on May - 24.  


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